AAH1709: Lean Concepts Drive Healthcare Architecture Planning and Design

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This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) on October 10, 2017 from 2–3pm ET. Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW.

This presentation is a primer on fundamentals of Lean and Six-Sigma processes and their application to healthcare architecture planning and design. Starting with Lean process objectives, the session will touch on the evolution of the Toyota Production System into current applications for healthcare, noting core tenets, key components and Lean tools now in use. Next, a case study of Lean applied to the design of Swedish Hospital’s ICU will examine specific methodology used to achieve increased operational flexibility, reduced length-of-stay, consistent processes, reduced space, improved quality and reduced operating costs.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be equipped to:

1. Understand the components and history of Lean 2. Understand Lean as an emerging science as applied to US healthcare 3. Review a case study of Lean’s application to the design process of renovating a Neuro ICU 4. Demonstrate how Lean principles can be applied to the architecture design process prior to programing and schematics

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The PowerPoint and PDF versions of the presentation will be available prior to the webinar. A Q&A document will be posted two weeks after the webinar concludes.

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  • Academy of Architecture for Health
  • Lean Applications
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