Learn Lean: Simple Ways to Improve Lab Efficiency and Accuracy


Title:  Learn Lean: Simple Ways to Improve Lab Efficiency and Accuracy

Originally Aired:  Thursday, October 4, 2018

Time:  1:00 p.m. ET

Presenter:  Peter Kilner    

Unless otherwise noted, P.A.C.E.™ accreditation will expire six months after the live webinar.

Apply Proven Principles to Your Work

Reimbursement for many tests is being reduced every year, and the CMS has stated that this will continue through 2020. As a result laboratories must become more efficient, and applying proven lean principles to laboratory work and structure can help.

Lean manufacturing is based on small batches and limited inventory — familiar concepts in modern clinical labs. With small adjustments in workflow processes, many laboratories have become significantly more efficient. In this P.A.C.E.-accredited Fisher Healthcare webinar, you’ll learn how to apply lean principles to your work and laboratory to identify improvements and increase efficiency.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help you:

  • Explain the basic principles of lean workflow planning
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the tools of lean manufacturing
  • Apply lean principles in your laboratory to improve efficiency and reduce costs and the risk of errors

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For research use only. Not for diagnostic procedures.

This webinar is produced by Whitehat Communications, a provider of continuing education programs in clinical laboratory sciences that has been approved by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program. One P.A.C.E. credit hour will be provided for this complimentary, basic-level program.



Peter Kilner

Peter received his MA from Cambridge University in the U.K., where he studied Biochemistry and Management Studies, and has been active in histology and cytology labs for more than 20 years. He is currently a Global Market Development Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he previously served as a Marketing Manager in the U.S. and Europe and as a Product Manager for tissue processing and staining equipment.

Peter works with labs to introduce lean principles and automation that improve patient care while saving time and money, and has successfully revised workflows in ways that have significantly reduced opportunities for errors.