March 4, 2014By Lance Baily

Planning Your Own Healthcare "Kaizen" Event To Increase Efficiency & Outcomes

Not too long ago I wrote an article explaining “How to Evaluate Effectiveness of Simulation” – where I mentioned the Japanese-based learning assessment methodology of “Kaizen”:

Evaluating the effectiveness of your medical simulations is a crucial component of building a successful long-term program.  On numerous occasions, the raw data we captured at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas over a period of many years eventually became critically important for arguments when requesting operational changes our lead administrators.  Not only this, but the use of a tool to gauge how simulations have performed is a necessary step in molding and shaping future experiential learning experiences.

Here we can learn from the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, which means “never-ending improvement”, a passion for making things better, the drive for perfection. In his book, “Kaizen”, Masaaki Imai says, “It means continuing improvement in personal life, homelife, social life, and working life. When applied to the workplace Kaizen means continuing improvement involving everyone–managers and workers alike.” Healthcare is a dynamic process, one that is always changing and reaching for improvement – and so should our simulation programs!

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Today I would like to share a great recorded Webinar entitled “Planning and Executing Effective Kaizen Events” presented by Tiffany Davis, Associate Partner, from the talented team at!  This webinar was provided to teach healthcare professional how to apply one of the most effective Lean Six Sigma approaches to immediate systems and space improvements.

You can watch the full Kaizen webinar for free here!

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