Topic only available to students meeting the eligibility requirements for entry to the postgraduate health administration programs. Students must have permission to undertake, or be involved in, practical process redesign activities in their workplace.
This topic is delivered in collaboration with senior staff of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. The workshops will include short course participants who are senior clinicians/professionals and clinician managers who are not completing a postgraduate qualification in health administration. Entry is competitive.
Eligible students must contact the Administrative Officer, Health Care Management, if they wish to include this elective on their study plan.
Evolution of lean thinking in healthcare, lean thinking principles (value, value stream, flow, pull, perfection), value stream mapping, process tracking, lean leadership, communication tools, lean tools, success factors, change management, intervention (PDSA cycles), problem-solving, continuous improvement.
This topic aims to enhance students' skills in the application of lean thinking to clinical or non-clinical process redesign, implementation and evaluation.