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Lean Healthcare

Yellow Belt Program


Study Online – 20 hours

Program Fees

$695 + tax

This program is aimed at health professionals such as Quality Administrators, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Laboratory Technologists and Program Managers from organizations across the health sector including hospitals, health authorities, mental health and addictions, youth services, long term care, public and community health.

The Lean Healthcare Yellow program is made up of eight courses. The program also consists of a multiple-choice exam online.

An Introduction to Lean

  • What is Lean and why apply it?
  • Goals and origins of Lean
  • Application of Lean in healthcare
  • A Lean improvement system

Lean Principles

  • Lean and continuous improvement
  • Lean principles
  • Value stream, flow, pull, and perfection in healthcare
  • Creating value in healthcare

Applying Lean in Healthcare

  • Key issues in healthcare
  • Healthcare cost, quality, and value
  • Creating value by managing processes
  • Scope of Lean application in healthcare

Identifying Wastes

  • Healthcare and waste overview
  • The concept of value in Lean
  • Lean classification of wastes and Gemba walk
  • Identifying waste across healthcare systems

Lean Healthcare Tools and Practices

  • Kanban, POUS, Spaghetti Diagrams, and Standard Work
  • Introduction to value stream mapping
  • Applying 5S in healthcare
  • Visual management in healthcare

The Kaizen Approach to Healthcare

  • Types and impact of Kaizen
  • Kaizen rules and events
  • Kaizen implementation in healthcare
  • Toward a Kaizen culture

PDSA and A3 Thinking in Lean Healthcare

  • Lean and PDSA
  • Introduction to A3 and A3 process
  • Team communication
  • Project management for team members

Problem Solving in Lean Healthcare

  • Conducting root cause analysis
  • Cause and effect diagram and 5 Whys
  • Brainstorming and SCAMPER
  • Force field analysis and countermeasures
Janine LeFort
Janine is a Lean Black Belt practitioner with 20 plus years expertise designing and implementing process/system improvements. She has significant experience in Lean deployment across the health sector with a focus on transactional/administrative processes. Janine is known for her ability to build and implement cross functional processes and systems through developing effective relationships and utilizing superior knowledge transfer techniques. Sample clients and partners include Ontario Public Health Association; Thunder Bay District Health Unit; Humber River Hospital; Baycrest Health Services; Halton Region Health Department and Brant County District Health Unit.




Book your online Lean Healthcare Yellow Belt Program and get your Yellow Belt for $695+ tax. 

All prices are exclusive of tax.

Develop the know-how for applying Lean tools and practices across a variety of health environments.

Through this program, you will develop a solid understanding of Lean and how it is applied across a variety of health settings to increase service delivery efficiency and quality; improve patient and employee satisfaction, and reduce waste.

Expect to drive real change and transformation across your organization. This program is accredited and validated against stringent external standards.

Black Belt, Green Belt, and White Belt programs also available.

Why Choose Us?

Over 10,000 health professionals from major organizations such as Toronto Public Health and Vancouver Coastal Health have successfully completed our Lean Healthcare Belt Programs.

Have a Question? Get in touch.

Get in touch with John to discuss any queries about the course or to enrol and arrange payment.

Phone: (416)-637-5074


“Thank you for this great learning opportunity. It has provided knowledge and the necessary tools to help create positive, lasting change in the healthcare sector.”


Wanda Sear, Registered Nurse, North East Community Care Access Centre.

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