Lean Six Sigma Principles for Hospitalists

Successful healthcare improvements require a disciplined approach to planning and execution, as well as change management knowledge. This presentation offers a step-by-step roadmap for healthcare improvement project planning and implementation using Lean Six Sigma Principles and offers practical tips on how to assemble a high-functioning team, set SMART goals, design and implement an effective solution and evaluate impact. Learn how to apply Kotter’s 8-Step Process for leading change to engage your front-line staff to ensure project success.

Marina Farah, MD, MHA, is an experienced hospitalist, Physician Advisor, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and national performance improvement expert. She dedicated the last 10 years to improving clinical care quality, efficiency and profitability across 200 hospitals nationwide. Prior to founding FarahMD Consulting, she served as a Vice President of Clinical Innovation and Policy Interpretation at Sound Physicians, a leading national provider of physician services. 

Dr. Farah is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Washington as well as Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Healthcare Certifications from the University of Michigan.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Administrators

Learning Objectives

After this presentation, you will be able to:

  1. Plan and implement a successful healthcare improvement project.
  2. Build a high-functioning team to achieve results.
  3. Develop effective communication strategy to lead change.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Non-physician
Course opens: 
02/12/2020
Course expires: 
02/12/2023
Member cost:
$0.00
Your cost:
$95.00
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The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Speakers:

Marina Farah, MD, MHA
Dr. Farah reports having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planners:

Hardik Vora, MD, MPH
Dr. Vora reports having no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

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In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement Designator

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release Date: 2/12/2020

Expiration Date: 2/12/2023

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Non-physician

Price

Member cost:
$0.00
Your cost:
$95.00
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