Lean for Healthcare: Operating Room


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Lean for Healthcare: Operating Room

Course Description

Our very successful Lean for Operating Room course gets an update thanks to an expanded format and revised three-phased simulation. The course also includes AMA PRA Category 1 credits for physicians and continuing medical education credits for other healthcare professionals.

This course combines the latest thinking on lean enterprise with a comprehensive understanding of the operating room and its needs. It is intended for staff from all service lines connected to the operating room. Cross-functional teams are encouraged to participate together. Lean for Operating Room uses a mix of teaching, breakout groups, a unique three-phase hands-on simulation, and solution-solving sessions to teach lean principles, specifically for the surgical arena and the various departments involved in its operation.

Key Benefits

  • Gain a functional understanding of Lean operating room processes and quality improvement techniques.
  • Identify solutions to specific operating room needs.
  • Strengthen your team across diverse professional groups.
  • Experience three phases of a unique operating room simulation.
  • Gain CME, physician or other healthcare credits.

Duration & Dates

This is generally a four-day course, but can be customized for your team.

This is a customizable course.

Please contact us for more information.
Phone: 865-974-5001


This course not currently offered as a public course at the University of Tennessee. Content can be customized and delivered in Knoxville or a location of your choice.


Keith Leitner

Keith A. Leitner is a lecturer in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. In his role at the Graduate and Executive Education area, Keith has created... Full Bio



The cost of the program includes most meals, single-room hotel lodging, on-campus transportation, materials/simulations and professional education credits, where applicable. Preferred pricing is available for multiple attendees from the same organization, current students and alumni of Haslam EMBA programs. Visit our preferred pricing page for more information.