Expert training for healthcare, with emphasis on the diagnostic laboratory.
37 Contact hours
In this online at your own pace program, you will learn the tools and concepts of Lean and Six Sigma applicable to the diagnostic laboratory. Lean Six Sigma is a data-driven, standard approach to continuous improvement.
We begin by learning the tools and concepts of Lean based the Toyota Production System. Next, we will learn the Six Sigma method called DMAIC or Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. By applying the Lean Six Sigma method, we identify and eliminate complaints or organizational problems to satisfy the needs and requirements of the customer. You will learn how to use the tools of Lean and Six Sigma to identify, collect and analyze the most appropriate data. We will learn how to define the problem and brainstorm a new solution to eliminate the defective processes.
By engaging in this Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course, you will become skilled, knowledgeable and understand how to apply the DMAIC method to any process. The terms throughout the course are translated into laboratory terms to enhance the skill and knowledge of the laboratorian.
Learn more: Certificate Program: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Lean Six SigmaGreen Belt for Laboratories
Sigma is a consistent, data-driven, standard approach to continuous improvement subject to the needs and requirements of the customer. The Six Sigma hierarchy is based on a gradually increasing skill set, similar to martial arts–many start at a very basic ‘White Belt’ or ‘Yellow Belt’ Level, followed by a ‘Green Belt’ Level, progressing to a ‘Black Belt’ Level and finally a ‘Master Black Belt’ Level. At a Green Belt level you will be knowledgeable of the core concepts of Lean and Six Sigma; you will be qualified to lead basic improvement projects and participate as a team member on more complex projects led by a Black Belt.
The Roles of Lean Six Sigma
In this online “at your own pace” certificate program, you will learn Lean Six Sigma methodology applicable to the laboratory. This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt series includes a bundle of 6 modules: Lean, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control all applicable for the skill and knowledge of the laboratorian. You will learn the tools to identify, collect and analyze the most appropriate data specific to define the problem and brainstorm and pilot solutions to eliminate defective processes.In this program, we translate all aspects of this methodology into laboratory terms. The Green Belt working under the lead of the black belt is instrumental in the process and will demonstrate the use of quality tools applicable to process improvement in the laboratory.
This certificate program includes a bundle of 6 modules, quizzes, practice review questions and a six sigma course project to prepare you as a Six Sigma Green Belt practitioner. The program includes the following modules:
Lean: Tools, principle’s and methods of the Toyota Production System
Define: Discover the problem, go observe the process, gather information
Measure: Focus on the data. Collect data to illustrate the problem
Analyze: Data analysis & statistical tests to determine the turn root cause
Improve: Brainstorm and pilot solutions based on elimination of the root cause
Control: Sustain and maintain the improvement,
These six phases of Six Sigma are all applicable for the skill and knowledge of the laboratorian. Manufacture concepts are translated and illustrated into laboratory terms and examples.
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Virtual Group Instruction Available as a part of this course.
We provide live virtual classrooms to assist teams explore lessons in depth and apply the concepts to their live environment. The virtual classroom includes weekly sessions with the instructor intended to allow teams to ask questions regarding the content, share lessons learned with other learners and brainstorm direction for change.