Utilizing Lean Practices in Imaging

Aimee Phillips, M.H. ED, RT(R), (M) (CV) (QM), Clinical Coordinator/Educator; Marietta Memorial School of Radiologic Technology

On Demand | Expires 4/1/2022

*Approved by the ASRT for 1 Category A continuing education credit.

Lean is a powerful and effective tool that can be utilized to guide continuous improvement in imaging departments. Its application to healthcare can help increase quality, improve staff/patient satisfaction and add value to healthcare services by optimizing equipment use, staffing schedules and workflow. This presentation will provide a definition and history of lean, as well as an overview of several tools that can help imaging departments think about different ways to apply lean methodology in a way that will work for them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define lean
  • Discuss the history of lean and its relationship to healthcare
  • Recite the principles of lean
  • List work activities associated with lean
  • List the eight “wastes” in healthcare
  • Discuss the utilization of lean tools specific to medical imaging

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Aimee Phillips, M.H. ED, RT(R), (M) (CV) (QM
Clinical Coordinator/Educator: Marietta Memorial School of Radiologic Technology

Aimee J. Phillips has been a part of the healthcare industry for more than 30 years. She has served as a staff technologist, special procedures technologist, radiology supervisor, staff educator and program director, and currently serves as clinical educator for a radiology school.

Aimee is a proud ASRT and WVSRT member and does all that she can to support the imaging profession and keep it strong.