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LEAN SIX SIGMA BOOT CAMP TRAINING SPECIFICALLY FOR LABS

Reduce Costs, Positively Impact Your Lab’s Quality, and Improve Outcomes

$995 per person - Two Locations

 

 

 

 

JUNE 14 & 15, 2022
CHICAGO

Hilton Garden Inn
Chicago O’Hare Airport
2930 South River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-296-8900

June 28 & 29, 2022
HOUSTON

Hilton Garden Inn Houston
Bush/Intercontinental Airport
12010 Arrowhead Glen
Houston, TX 77071
281-449-4148

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Deliver More Quality to Your Employer and Step Up Your Career

A two-day Six Sigma Green Belt course, specific to the skills and knowledge of the laboratorian! Six Sigma is a data driven approach to continuous improvement based on identification and elimination of defective processes in the laboratory. This unique Boot Camp translates the concepts of Six Sigma to laboratory terms, teaching you the customized tools, insights, and hands-on competence you need to charter high impact quality and process improvement projects in your lab, and move them from definition through change implementation to sustainable success!

You’ll take away from this course a clearly defined road map that equips you to work through clinical laboratory process challenges, and to plan, execute, and successfully complete quality improvement projects as they apply to the work you do each and every day! Upon completion of the two-day workshop, you’ll be energized and eager to return to your lab and tackle the important issues, as well as contribute to enhanced quality and a more productive management structure.

Boot Camp Pricing

$ 995 / Person

  • 2-Day Class

A highly comprehensive and engaging workshop

Our Boot Camp program consists of both classroom instruction and hands-on interaction and employs the Sigma process called DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control). We will translate general quality concepts and prepare you with the application, understanding and knowledge to sit for the Six Sigma Green Belt Exam through the American Society of Quality. P.A.C.E ® Contact hour(s): 16 hour(s).This is a clear and tangible way for you to illustrate competence that in these times is a prerequisite for career advancement!

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts, tools, and methodology of Six Sigma applicable to the diagnostic medical laboratory.
  • Explain the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) structured approach to process improvement.
  • Identify non-value waste and variation in the laboratory
  • Discuss the use of statistical analysis applicable to process improvements.
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Rita D’Angelo

Boot Camp Instructor

Rita D’Angelo is an independent contractor that works to bring advantage to healthcare institutions through D’Angelo Advantage LLC Consulting. Rita has worked to transform organizations by implementation of Lean Manufacturing and ISO 15189 international standard for quality. In addition, Rita offers educational courses for diagnostic laboratories through Laboratory Learning Solutions, an online solution for renewal of continuous improvement credits and programs for career advancement.D’Angelo has a regulatory background with quality managerial experience at the American Red Cross, and an FDA-regulated chemical manufacturer. Rita has taught Lean Management extensively over the past 15 years and serves as Adjunct Professor at Villanova University in the School of Professional Studies. She holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University, Master’s Degree in Health Administration, and a ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Lean certifications.

 

Lean Six Sigma Boot Camp Training Agenda

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Green Belt - DMAIC

    • Why organizations use Six Sigma
    • Goals
  • History of Quality
  • Organizational Drivers and Measures
    • Balanced Score Card
    • Market Share, Customer Satisfaction, efficiency, product differentiation
  • Lean Principals in the Organization
  • Define phase
    • Developing the charter
    • Understanding the customer
    • Managing the project
  • Breakout session on developing the charter
    • Team building
    • Team dynamics
    • Quality/project planning tools
    • Matrix diagrams
  • Breakout session on problem solving and data analytics
    • Checklist review
  • Q&A
  • Measure phase
    • Probability and statistics
  • Types of data
    • Data collection
    • Types of data
    • Measurement scale
  • Data collection
    • Population and methods
    • Checking the quality
  • Understanding process behavior
    • Process analysis, flow charts, histograms
    • Distributions and dispersion
    • Cumulative frequency distribution
  • Measure phase
    • Normal distributions
    • Shewhart rules
    • Central limit theorem
    • Standard deviation
  • Z Distribution
    • Calculating the Z score
  • Process performance metrics
  • Analyze phase
    • Statistical distributions
    • Analyze the data
  • Testing for means, variations, and proportions
    • Hypothesis testing
    • Confidence intervals
    • Type 1-Type 2 error
  • Chi Square
  • Analyze checklist review
  • Improve phase: Design of experiments
    • Interpretation of main affects
    • ANOVA
  • Generate potential solutions/brainstorming
  • Control phase: Implement measures
    • Process capability
    • Statistical process control
  • Control the project
    • Control plans
    • Standardize solutions
    • Standardize processes
    • Total productive maintenance
    • Breakout: Problem solving
    • Design for Six Sigma
    • Close the project
    • Checklist review
  • Q&A
BootCampBook

Every participant is given a copy of the course book.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lean Six Sigma training?

Six Sigma is a data driven approach to continuous improvement based on identification and elimination of defective processes in the laboratory. This unique Boot Camp translates the concepts of Six Sigma to laboratory terms, teaching you the customized tools, insights, and hands-on competence you need to charter high impact quality and process improvement projects in your lab, and move them from definition through change implementation to sustainable success! In this course, you will get a basic understanding of the Lean Six Sigma concepts, tools, and methodologies that include the five phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control.

What are the benefits of learning this skill?

Learning Six Sigma will prepare you with the skills and understanding to apply organizational cost cutting and waste elimination techniques in your field of interest. The salary of a Lean Six Sigma Practitioner varies based on prior experience, background, qualification and geographic location.

 

 

 

 

Which lab organizations need Lean Six Sigma training?

Any laboratory experiencing reductions in reimbursements or decreases in revenue or customer satisfaction.

 

 
Who should attend training?

Lab administrators, lab directors, lab managers, lab supervisors, and lab staff. Pathologists, too!


 

I don’t know if I can take time away from my lab to participate right now. Can’t I just wait for a better time?

This program is designed to save you time and money by making your projects and operations more efficient and allowing you to do more with less. While two days may seem like a big commitment right now, you and your organization will be much better off for it in the long run. 

If you really can’t afford to take training and travel time away from your lab, consider bringing a customized program to your organization with our on-site programs. This option is an affordable way to train your entire staff, avoid travel time, hotel and transportation fees, and keep your staff onsite when needed. Learn more about training that can be brought directly to your lab.

 

 

 

 

How can Lean Six Sigma training help my lab?

According to the Six Sigma Academy, Six Sigma practitioners save companies approximately $230,000 per project and can complete four to six projects per year.

 
 
Is this a certification course?

Participants who complete this two-day training will be given a participation certificate. While the program will prepare you with the application, understanding and knowledge to sit for the Six Sigma Green Belt Exam through the American Society of Quality (P.A.C.E ® Contact hour(s): 16 hour(s)), you must pass the exam to be certified.

A few of my colleagues could also benefit from this training. Are there options for groups?

Yes! We offer special rates for groups of 3 or more. Another option could be bringing a customizable version of this program directly to your organization. It’s a cost-effective way to train your entire staff without leaving your lab. Learn more about training that can be brought directly to your lab.

I can’t make the dates when the program is offered. Will there be other classes later this year?

If your schedule doesn’t work with the current program dates, we offer onsite training where we can bring this program to your lab with timing that works for you! Learn more about training that can be brought directly to your lab.

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