Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Non-healthcare organizations have utilized Lean Six Sigma methodologies for several decades to eliminate waste, decrease expenses, and improve efficiency. This approach to problem-solving can be successfully applied to health care process improvement projects. Health care leaders and front line staff can use a prescribed set of steps to define steps in care processes and identify potential solutions. Health care leaders can use Lean Six Sigma tools such a fishbone diagram or a cause and effect matrix to identify issues. After carefully organizing the problems into groups according to priority, leaders can develop action steps toward resolution.
Geedey, Nancy Marlene, "Lean and Six Sigma Impact on Operating Room Safety Attitudes and Efficiency" (2015). Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects. Paper 198.