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LEAN SIX SIGMA WORLD CONFERENCE ABSTRACT

Applying LSS to Reduce the Insulin Waste in THR Arlington Memorial Hospital

Presenter:

Toya Thompson, Clinical Pharmacist, Texas Health Resources,  Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, TX, USA

Co-Presenter: Dr. Diana Luisa Martinez, Business Management Consultant, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA

Keywords:

Insulin, Medical Policies, Excessive Waste

Industry:

Healthcare

Level:

Intermediate

What is required to successfully implement and sustain Lean Manufacturing principles? In recent years many organizations have faced the continued challenges of implementing Lean Manufacturing, as many other have failed to sustain the implementation process. Successful implementation and sustaining of Lean Manufacturing requires:

    • Creation of a long range vision for change, an environment conducive to change and implement team based manufacturing,
    • Developing methods to identify and communicate clear goals and objectives to all level of the organization,
    • Continually educating, leading, coaching, and empowering team members to lead the change and,
    • Developing an organizational assessment and feedback system to ensure continued commitment to change and to improve organizational performance at all levels of the organization.

The main focus of this workshop is to present “Transformational Leadership and Lean Strategy” and what is required to sustain the process in any organization.