Feb 02, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SELP 535 Lean Healthcare

3 semester hours

The U.S. healthcare system; unsustainable increase in costs and the average quality of care compared to that of other industrialized nations. Lean effectiveness in increasing the efficiency of manufacturing processes. Differences between health care and simple manufacturing-like operations bridging the gap between traditional lean practices as applied to manufacturing versus the needs of healthcare enterprises. Review of basic lean concepts, with examples of how they can be applied to health care processes. Issues that complicate the application of Lean to complex, high variability processes (such as many healthcare processes) including handling variation, people and corporate culture issues, and the modifications required to make lean tools effective. Implementation and sustainment issues. The class will mix traditional lecture-based instruction with a variety of active learning exercises, including a day-long clinic simulation exercise. Online course delivered by WebEx (3 hours per week plus homework). This course may be offered in class or online.