lean six sigma healthcare

Roles for Lean Six Sigma in Plastic Surgery

In 2019, the most recent year for which data is available, some 11.36 million plastic surgery procedures were carried out around the world, along with another 13.6 million nonsurgical procedures.* We’ll look at several applications of Lean Six Sigma in plastic surgery and finish with a video on being a plastic surgeon whether cosmetic or [...]

Lean Six Sigma: An Aid in Controlling Obesity

In 2015, across the OECD-developed countries, 19.5% of the adult population was obese. This rate ranged from less than 6% in Korea and Japan to more than 30% in Hungary, New Zealand, Mexico, and the United States. More than one in four adults is obese in Australia, Canada, Chile, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.*  [...]

Lean Six Sigma, Hearing Loss, and Audiology

People around the world suffer from hearing loss. We look at the application of Lean Six Sigma in cochlear implant practices and noise management to reduce hearing disorders.  Audiologists provide services to aid in improving hearing. We finish with one video explaining what an audiologist is and another on the history of hearing aids.   [...]

Clinical Trials with Lean Six Sigma Applications

Clinical trials are essential for the development and approval of new drugs. Lean and Six Sigma methods are useful in the clinical trial environment. We’ll look at their application and finish with a video on the four phases of clinical trials.   Lean and Six Sigma Potential Application in Clinical Trial Sites   An article [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Glove Industry

Gloves are used around the world for hand protection. As they are made through a series of production processes, Lean and Six Sigma aid in improving quality and reducing wastes. There are many types of gloves. We’ll look at applications for the following types: latex rubber gloves (Thailand and Colombia), golf gloves (Indonesia), and surgical [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotics and prosthetics make it possible for millions to live improved lives. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in that regard. We’ll look at three applications: one from Italy and two from the USA. Then we’ll look at a video from Össur in Iceland on making a transtibial socket and reference a short article on [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical products were manufactured in 44 countries in 2019*. The production processes lend themselves to improvement through the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. We’ll look at a general paper on implementing Lean and Six Sigma in the pharmaceutical industry and three case studies: one each from Ireland, India, and Indonesia. Then we’ll finish [...]

Lean Methodologies in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there were 15,600 nursing homes in the United States in 2016. Older data from 1997 has the information for 10 countries*. Lean methodologies are being used to improve elderly care. We’ll look at two applications one from Singapore and another from Michigan. Then we’ll finish [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Dentistry

Dentists provide dental care in every country in the world. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies help improve dental practice. We’ll look at applications from the UAE and India, and finish with a video of digital dentistry.   Applying Lean Six Sigma to Improve Dental Registration Process and Service Quality: UAE   In a case study [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Operating Room

What are some of the applications of Lean and Six Sigma in the operating room? We take a look at three: two from New York and one from China. We’ll finish with a video tour of the Royal London Hospital Neurosurgery Operating Theater.   Using Lean and Six Sigma to Improve Operating Room Efficiency: New [...]

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