HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 11, 2014) – The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is on “the leading edge of higher education institutions nationally” by combining its research, educational and training functions to offer Lean process instruction to healthcare practitioners, says a nationally known Lean instructor.

Dr. Hugh McManus, senior special projects engineer at Metis Design and associate director of the LAI (Lean Advancement Initiative) Educational Network (EdNet), travels extensively to train the trainers who will be giving instruction in Lean principles.

Dr. McManus was on campus April 3 for a course to familiarize university staff, graduate students and Huntsville Hospital representatives with the one-day training so they could instruct others. UAH is a charter member of EdNet, which was founded at and collaborates with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Editor’s Note:   Lean Healthcare aims to apply the Lean principles to a healthcare environment.  The Lean concepts help to decrease inefficiency and maintain the value added activities.  In a healthcare setting, the results of the applied Lean concepts produce many positive effects including things like decreased wait time.

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