We deliver Lean and Six Sigma in Healthcare, says MMTC

At the end of a Lean/Six Sigma healthcare pilot program run by the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), the hospital personnel who received the training have emerged with a positive frame of mind. In terms of figures, the hospitals expect the training to pay back anything between $2.8 and $4.1 million.

The training lasted for eight months, during which participants received inputs on improving processes such as increased surgical capacities, improved patient satisfaction along with faster emergency room care, quicker lab results, and shorter patient wait times for specialty clinic appointments.

Lean and Six Sigma principles are normally applied in the manufacturing sector, but the healthcare pilot program has clearly demonstrated that the concepts can be equally effectively applied to non-manufacturing sectors as well. Encouraged by the results of the pilot program, MMTC has envisioned even more ambitious plans:

[MMTC is] inviting hospitals throughout Southeast Michigan to attend and learn about the benefits of embracing LEAN/Six Sigma principles. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear testimony from one of the alumni pilot hospitals. MMTC will host the session on September 29th from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the headquarters of Automation Alley in Troy, Michigan.