We customize training and certification programs to meet our partners performance improvement needs. Instructed by LEAN Six Sigma Master Black Belts, our coursework provides “learning through application” and can be used in multiple combinations, depending on goals. We serve as mentors for clients every step of the way.


Our four key areas of focus are:

 

LEAN

Rooted in the Toyota Production System, the LEAN training philosophy can apply to any service industry.  Its method is described as the relentless pursuit of perfect processes that helps healthcare leaders of all levels see and eliminate waste or resources that do not add value:

Eight Forms of Waste in Healthcare:

Waste in healthcare amounts to more than $750 billion each year.  LEAN is a powerful strategy to:

  • Improve patient experience
  • Improve staff engagement
  • Improve operational results
  • Improve financial performance

Through interactive learning, participants experience classroom, simulation and team activities that apply to their immediate work environment within the organization.

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Beyond training, A3 also provides advanced LEAN applications for strategic quality and operational improvement initiatives.

Six Sigma

The Six Sigma training methodology seeks to identify and remove defects and errors in processes that cause variation in results and outcomes. It’s heavy, data-driven approach to managing projects attempts to achieve statistical near-perfection.  In healthcare, a perfect six sigma score equals 3.4 defects per million opportunities.

A3’s healthcare Six Sigma training programs are hands-on, providing participants the ability to cycle through each project phase in an optimal learning environment.  A3 Healthcare Solutions offers all levels of Six Sigma certification for the novice or expert:

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Rapid Process Improvement Workshop

 A3’s Rapid Process Improvement Workshop is a standardized method for compressing the work of a three to six month committee into a one to two day performance improvement workshop.  Frontline staff are engaged to recreate and sustain the change initiative through hardwiring and aligning goals, as well as building accountability into the work environment. Our Master Black Belt also provides training certification for becoming a rapid process improvement facilitator.

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Change Acceleration

Many in healthcare would agree that if we are not changing, we’ll go backwards.  A3’s Change Acceleration method equips healthcare professionals to rapidly adjust to internal and external pressures in a controlled, organized manner.  From idea generation to implementation, this training provides a structured framework and set of tools for engaging stakeholders in all aspects of driving change.

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A3’s Change Acceleration program can be added on to any of the existing training modules for enhancing results. Time commitments depend on the size and scope of the project at hand.

*General Electric-certified master black belt.

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