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CLMA - Deploying Advanced LEAN Six-Sigma Tools in the Laboratory (Online CE Course)

Anthony Carter, Ph.D.

CLMA Body of Knowledge Domains: Business and Clinical Operations, Financial Management, Information Technology

This presentation is meant to demonstrate how manufacturing and LEAN Six-Sigma tools/methodologies can be applied in clinical testing laboratories. Deploying these tools will help decrease the cost-of-poor-quality, increase operational efficiency and facilitate moving the company culture in a continuous improvement state-of-mind. The conceptual approach to leveraging LIS technology and integrating metric collection in the laboratory represents the (very near) future of laboratory operations data analytics standards.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number 286.76.14, approved through 6/4/2022

Objectives

  • Demonstrating knowledge that clinical laboratories are similar to businesses that dwell in the manufacturing world….from an operational perspective. Those companies deploy tools that give the health and pulse of the operations at any given moment and give forecasts of performance.
  • Describe common tools that are used in LEAN Six-Sigma can be expounded upon and made better by creating depth thereby eliminating their one-dimensional viewpoint and making them much more useful.
  • Articulate why operational transparency is key to continuous improvement.

Course Outline

This course consists of a video presentation, handouts, and a quiz.

Financial Management
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Financial Management


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