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ASSESSING THE APPLICATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF LEAN MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN STREAMLINING PROCESSES AND REDUCING WASTE IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

*Dr. Farhana Ahmed, MD (Ukraine), MPH (NIPSOM, BSMMU)

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This study investigates the application and effectiveness of Lean management strategies in healthcare settings, focusing on their impact on process improvement and waste reduction. The qualitative analysis highlights the transformative nature of Lean initiatives, emphasizing the importance of frontline staff engagement and empowerment. By equipping healthcare professionals with Lean principles and methodologies, organizations foster a culture of continuous improvement and encourage staff to actively participate in process optimization activities. The utilization of Lean tools, such as value stream mapping and standardized work, facilitates process improvement and waste reduction by visualizing current processes, identifying bottlenecks, and establishing clear guidelines. Quantitative analysis reveals significant improvements in key operational metrics, including a 20% reduction in patient wait times, a 15% decrease in length of stay, and a 30% decline in errors/incidents. These improvements signify enhanced flow, streamlined processes, improved resource utilization, and better coordination of care. The findings support existing literature on the positive impact of Lean management strategies in healthcare settings, contributing to the knowledge base of Lean implementation and providing valuable insights for healthcare leaders and practitioners aiming to optimize processes, reduce waste, and enhance the delivery of care. Further research is recommended to explore long-term sustainability, financial outcomes, and staff satisfaction and engagement in Lean initiatives.

Keywords: Application, Effectiveness, Lean Management Strategies, Streamlining Processes, Reducing Waste, Healthcare Settings.


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