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After much discussion and consideration, the ACHE Board of Governors and leadership team have decided to cancel the 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership due to the need for leaders and healthcare organizations to manage their responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) within their communities. Learn more at

Lead Through Lean Boot Camp

Sunday, March 22nd

About the Session

The benefits of a Lean healthcare enterprise have been well-established, but the journey toward Lean is not always a straight line. Often, companies and health systems fail to harness the potential of Lean thinking because much of what seems obvious and easy to do is met with resistance and skepticism. Adherence to the Lean method is abandoned in favor of shortcuts, and the method is blamed when it was the execution that was flawed. The Lead Through Lean Boot Camp, which is equally beneficial for senior-level and early careerists, takes participants through a series of proof-of-concept exercises that will demonstrate and motivate people to embrace and implement Lean practices in a more consistent and effective manner. Healthcare-specific case studies will illustrate the potential of Lean, and the speaker will introduce a proven formula for applying Lean and demonstrate strategies to achieve the sustainability of Lean benefits. Participants will leave this session equipped with the capability for sustainable improvement based on the application of Lean principles in a healthcare setting.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the principles of Lean thinking and identify tools to use in your organization that reduces waste and increases efficiencies.
  • Discover proven methods that make changes last and support organization-wide improvement.

Attendees will be able to download electronic session handouts prior to the beginning of this program. Please note no printed handouts will be provided.


In support of improving patient care, the American College of Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 7 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The American College of Healthcare Executives designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
The American College of Healthcare Executives designates this knowledge-based activity for a maximum 7 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Physician Assistant Continuing Education
ACHE has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for a maximum of 7 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Presented By

Ian R. Lazarus, LFACHE

Creato Performance Solutions