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Part 3:  Creating the Infrastructure for Successful Lean Sigma Integration

January 13, 2009

  • Dr. Richard H. (Rick) Allen, Healthcare Practice Leader, Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc. Learn More
  • Creating the Infrastructure for Successful Lean Sigma Integration

    This workshop is intended to highlight the key problems at a program level with existing performance improvement systems and to demonstrate solid solutions to those problems using a Lean Sigma framework. Even with organizations that do undertake a Lean Sigma approach, the degree of success varies considerably. Some organizations struggle to capture the big savings that others gain quite easily. Some organizations are slow to gain momentum while others see the organizational change in a matter of months.


    Using the case study of a medium sized community hospital program, the workshop will explain the key factors that impact return on investment and that can turn a mediocre program into the next big talking point. Key takeaways include an understanding of:

    • The deployment roadmap
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Project identification and selection
    • Use of Kaizen
    • Gaining the ability to train and sustain
    • Turning Lean Sigma competency in a strategic tool


    This webinar is part of a series sponsored by SBTI

    For more information about Part 1
    August 19/08
    Introducing Lean Sigma to Drive Performance Improvements in Healthcare
    For more information about Part 2
    November 11/08
    Using Lean Sigma to Improve Patient Flow and Increase Capacity
    Part 3
    January 13/09
    Creating the Infrastructure for Successful Lean Sigma Integration

    C-level executives, Vice Presidents, Directors involved with:

    • Finance
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quality Control
    • Lean and/or Six Sigma
    • Process Excellence

    within the Healthcare and Life Sciences industries.


    Dr. Richard H. (Rick) Allen, Healthcare Practice Leader, Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc.

    Dr. Allen joined Sigma Breakthrough Technologies in 2006 as Healthcare Program Manager.  He has over twenty-five years’ experience in healthcare including direct care providers,

    managed care organizations, research, and training.  For over 18 years, he led performance improvement programs in healthcare organizations at a corporate level and in 2001 began
    successfully integrating the methods and principles of Lean and Six Sigma. 


    Prior to joining SBTI, Dr. Allen led the performance improvement program in a large, nationwide managed behavioral health care organization.  While there, he led several Lean Six Sigma
    projects resulting in streamlined credentialing and claims processing as well as reductions of inpatient lengths of stay, resulting in over a million dollars in savings.


    Dr. Allen earned a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He also holds an M.A. in Special Education and a B.A. in Psychology, both from the University of Texas at Austin. 


    Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc.(SBTI) is an internationally recognized consulting firm for enterprise-wide business process solutions. SBTI offers an expansive portfolio of products and services to improve businesses in all disciplines at all levels. SBTI has assisted companies in a variety of industries including healthcare, chemical manufacturing, assembly, transportation, power generation and distribution. Some of SBTI’s customers include Fairchild Semiconductor, Boston Scientific, PPG and Florida Power & Light. SBTI is headquartered with training facilities in Central Texas, with offices in New Jersey and four international offices serving a host of multinational clients.

    For more information visit http://www.sbtionline.com/


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