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Lean for Healthcare

Course Description

Winner of the 2014 Outstanding Live CME Activity Award by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions

This award-winning workshop is an applications-oriented course designed specifically for healthcare professionals. It uses a mix of lectures, hands-on case analyses, experiential role-playing three-phased simulation, and small interactive group sessions to teach the principles of lean transformation in the hospital setting.

Key Benefits

  • Learn how to implement Lean principles.
  • Understand the root causes of operational dysfunction.
  • Gain new perspectives on operational improvement.
  • Identify high-leverage areas for improvement.
  • Identify and use the most common Lean tools for improvement.
  • Understand the role of human and organizational elements in implementing and sustaining a Lean transformation.
  • Earn 32 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, contact hours, or CEUs.

Available Industries: Healthcare

Duration & Dates

This is a 4.5-day course.

  • October 9, 2017 - October 13, 2017

Dates are flexible.

Please call +1 (865) 974-5001 for more information.


This course is offered at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or a location of your choice.


Keith Leitner

Keith A. Leitner, a faculty member within the Graduate & Executive Education (College of Business), is the faculty director for the Air Force AFSO21 Level II Certification Program. He has ...

Charles Noon

Dr. Noon is a professor in the Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science at the University of Tennessee. He teaches in the Physician’s EMBA program, the full-time MBA ...


This course costs $4500. Its price includes:

  • Tour of award-winning hospital that sustains a Lean culture and launched many PI projects using Lean as a principle tool
  • Most meals, including two dinners at local restaurants
  • Five nights of single-room hotel lodging
  • On-campus transportation
  • All materials and simulation fees
  • CME or 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.