Special Workshop 3

Lean for Lab Leaders: Proven Ways to Swiftly Slash Costs While Boosting Productivity and Improving Staff Retention

Thursday, May 2, 2024 ● 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

READY TO TACKLE LEAN? Seeking more understanding about Lean principles and how to use them more powerfully? Then our one-day Lean for Lab Leaders workshop is custom-made for you and your lab’s management team.

This Lean Boot Camp is about the basics, along with hands-on mastery of core concepts. During this important workshop, you will learn how and why Lean continues to be one of the most powerful quality management systems used by the world’s best companies. Techniques, methods, and best practices are laid out in a simple, easy-to-understand manner.

Best of all, effective implementation of Lean methods can help your lab substantially cut costs while boosting quality. In today’s world of shrinking lab reimbursement, the ability to reduce expenses is a major objective that Lean can help you achieve.

Of equal significance to you is the fact that clinical labs and pathology groups with a working Lean culture deliver ever-improving productivity while at the same time boosting staff retention. That’s because Lean philosophies and techniques enagage your clinical laboratory scientists and other skilled positions to identify recurring sources of errors while giving them the knowledge and tools to fix them. The result is lowered lab costs, higher quality, and happier lab staff.

This is targeted learning tailored specifically for individuals working in hospitals, clinical laboratories, and anatomic pathology groups. As you grasp the fundamentals of Lean, exercises will demonstrate the power of these techniques to transform your organization. A rich variety of case studies and real-life examples help bring these techniques to life. You’ll learn proven ways to sustain Lean gains in your laboratory. By the end of the day, you’ll be ready to develop a continuous improvement roadmap for your organization.

This Lean Boot Camp is a great way to acquire the knowledge you need. Plan to attend with several of your team members. Learn the Lean you need to succeed!

Workshop schedule is 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on May 2

Session Details: Lean for Lab Leaders: Proven Ways to Swiftly Slash Costs While Boosting Productivity and Improving Staff Retention

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Reception and Exhibition

Thursday, May 2, 2024

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Exhibition

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Introduction, Expectations, Ground Rules, Agenda

Katja Lehmann, Director Lean Practice, Lean Focus, LLC

Katje Lehmann
Director Lead Practice,
Lean Focus LLC.,
Scottsdale, AZ

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Basic Lean Principles
Standard Work, Flow, Push vs Pull, 5S

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning Break and Exhibition

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Workflow Game

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Leadership tools: Success Metrics, Policy Deployment, Leadership Standard Work

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Exhibition

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Value Stream Mapping: Overview, Examples

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Afternoon Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Value Stream Mapping, Overview, Exercise

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Conclusion, Next Steps, Building Momentum

Space is limited. Register Today.

Who Attends the Executive War College

Health Systems and Hospital Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Leadership

Hospital C-Suite Administrators

Laboratory Vice Presidents

Pathology Lab Directors/Administrators

Laboratory Directors

Molecular and Genetic Lab Leaders

Precision Medicine & Genetic Program Directors/Administrators

Laboratory Section Managers/Leaders/Supervisors

Representative Labs:

  • ACL Laboratories/Advocate Health
  • Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Banner Health
  • Intermountain Health Outreach Labs
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Cedars Sinai
  • Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
  • Fabric Genomics
  • Kaiser Permanente

Independent Laboratories and Pathology Groups

Laboratory Owners/C-Suite/Vice Presidents/Directors

Pathology Group Owners/Directors

Pathology Group Practice Administrators

Physician Group Lab Owners/Directors

Public Health/Population Health VP’s/Directors

Life Sciences/Research Labs

Representative Labs:

  • Mayo Clinic Laboratories
  • ARUP (Reference Lab)
  • LabCorp (Reference Lab)
  • TriCore (Reference Lab)
  • GeneDx
  • Sonic Labs (Reference Lab)
  • Michigan Pathology Specialists (Pathologist Group)
  • Pacific Pathology Labs (Pathology Group)
  • NorDX (Animal Reference Lab)
  • Novartis (Research Pharm (Life Sciences)
  • AstraZeneca (Pharm/Life Sciences)
  • Caris Life Sciences (Pharm/Life Sciences)
  • Sonora Quest (Population Health Division)

Partners and Suppliers to Laboratory and Pathology Groups

In Vitro Diagnostic Manufacturers


Diagnostic Instrument, Product & Technology

Informatics Products and Services

Suppliers of Automation, Analyzers, and Assays

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), Coding, Billing, and Collections

Legal, Regulatory & Compliance

Representative Companies:

  • Abbott (Diagnostics)
  • Epic Corporation (EMR/LIS)
  • Clinisys LIS
  • Cerner LIS
  • Telcor (Technology)
  • XIFIN (Technology/Informatics)
  • LifePoint Informatics
  • Change Health Care (RCM/billing)
  • HC1 (RCM)
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. (RCM)
  • COLA (Regulatory)
  • College of American Pathologists (Regulatory)
  • Beckman Diagnostics (Diagnostics)
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories (Diagnostics)
  • Hologic (Diagnostics)
  • Cardinal Health (Product & Technology)
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Legal)