Lean Simulations in Healthcare

Healthcare Lean Simulations

Load Leveling in an Emergency Department

This is a video preview of a ED simulation model used by Lean Six Sigma trainers. This model examines the impact of leveling patient arrivals. It also examines where the true bottlenecks are and experiment with different numbers of beds.


Unshared vs Shared Queue Hospital

This is a model of two Hospital Inpatient Units where one unit is broken into pods and the other is not. It shows the impact of RNs being able to help one another meet patient demand.
The impact of travel time and other trade-offs are discussed, as well as possible hybrid scenarios.

These Healthcare Lean Simulations are kindly provided by The Big Lean Simulation Library, LCC under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Jerry Levasseur
    Jerry Levasseur, PhD founded the Big Lean Simulation Library, LLC in 2015 to fill an under-served market: Lean and Lean Six Sigma trainers who wanted to quickly and easily show key lean concepts using computer simulation. This was second nature to Jerry because he has over 20 years experience writing simulations of these concepts, including in his Doctoral dissertation. In addition, Jerry was an Assistant Professor for 2 years and has conducted well over 100 corporate trainings, so he knows what is needed for effective presentation of these concepts. Jerry has simulated systems in just about any area: manufacturing, service, financial institutions, government, defense, and healthcare.

    1 Comment

    Mar 6, 2017 at 9:05 PM

    Thanks for the Simulations Jerry, looking forward to watching more like these!

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