Executive Education to offer course for health care professionals


Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame ** has developed a new course specifically designed for health care professionals.

TitledLean Six Sigma Black Belt for Health Care Professionals,the program will address the complex business challenge of controlling costs while improving quality in the medical field. A blended learning program will include on-line instruction through training provider MoreSteam.com and an intensive one-week residential program at Notre Dame from Nov. 7 to 11.

Lean and Six Sigma are structured process improvement methodologies widely used across many industries to improve quality, reduce cost, remove waste and decrease cycle time. Black Belts are team leaders who have mastered Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques.

Experienced faculty will present the Lean Six Sigma body of knowledge using health care examples, practice exercises, case studies and simulations. Health care professionals will share their experience, successes and lessons learned with Lean and Six Sigma processes. Faculty and participants will discuss and apply Notre Dames model describing the development process for a values-based organization.

Six Sigmas quality improvement focus integrates well with Notre Dames values-based decision making approach,said Leo Burke, associate dean and director of Executive Education.This new offering in our growing program portfolio provides a unique opportunity for health care professionals to achieve measurable results by applying Lean Six Sigma technical tools and analytical techniques.

Participants will be awarded a Notre Dame certificate of completion and may use the course to prepare for Black Belt certification.

Executive Education at Notre Dame offers open enrollment, custom and Executive MBA programs to executives from non-profit and corporate sectors worldwide.

MoreSteam.com serves diverse organizations on a global basis from its headquarters inPowell,Ohio.

More information is at http://www.nd.edu/~execprog/programs/open/sixSigmaBB.html

_ Contact: Amber Acosta at 574-631-5285 or aacosta@nd.edu

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