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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.

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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.

Case Studies

2014 Award for Outstanding Live CE Activity
2014 Award for Outstanding CE Outcomes Assessment



Available Industries: Healthcare

Duration & Dates

This is a 4.5-day course.
Dates can be customized to meet the needs of your organization.

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 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…

Charles Noon

Charles Noon is a clinical professor of Graduate & Executive Education in the Haslam College of Business and the former head of the department of Business Analytics & Statistics at…


This course costs $4,500. 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.