This project is designed to improve the utilization of Lean techniques and tools in Kansas hospitals. Reviewing internal processes and creating efficiencies is a recommended strategy to prepare for value based purchasing.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Collaborative model for improvement is followed.  Participating hospitals select a topic of focus to apply the Lean approach to, in real time, in order to realize improved performance in the selected topic area.  The focus of the project is to provide tools and knowledge in order to eliminate waste by thinking systematically about achieving optimal performance in the facility.

 

Another opportunity for this project will kick off in 2018.