STEPS Forward Module: Starting Lean Health Care

By implementing Lean principles, physicians and staff are able to become more efficient as a practice by taking steps to eliminate waste, improve efficiency and add value for the patient. Lean thinking leads to cultural change, where all team members are empowered to identify sources of inefficiency and create innovative solutions to address problems.

How will this module help my practice become Lean?

  1. Descriptions of common Lean methods to help you select the right ones for your practice
  2. Six steps to help implement Lean improvements in your practice
  3. Answers to common questions and concerns about Lean thinking and methods
  4. Case vignettes describing how practices are successfully using Lean techniques to organize workflows and provide better patient care

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