EMS Consulting Group Announces Lean Healthcare Workshop in Southern California

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EMS Consulting Group, Inc. has just announced a new lean workshop to better service the healthcare industry. Lean for Healthcare: Clinical and Administrative Improvement is a 2-day workshop that will take place in Santa Ana, CA, on February 22-23, 2012. Instructors will include Lean experts Betsy Chang Ha, RN and Darren Dolcemascolo.

We have decided to launch a unique program that emphasizes implementation of lean principles across the health care continuum including ambulatory and administrative processes.

EMS Consulting Group, Inc. has just announced a new lean workshop to better service the healthcare industry. Lean for Healthcare: Clinical and Administrative Improvement is a 2-day workshop that will take place in Santa Ana, CA, on February 22-23, 2012. Instructors will include Lean experts Betsy Chang Ha, RN and Darren Dolcemascolo.

The 2-day program will translate basic lean principles and its application to achieve the Triple Aim of the nation’s health care reform efforts. It will emphasize eliminating wastes using basic lean tools such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, and A3.

"We have had a significant number of requests for a lean healthcare program," said Darren Dolcemascolo. "We have decided to launch a unique program that emphasizes implementation of lean principles across the health care continuum including ambulatory and administrative processes."

The program will take place at the Doubletree Club Hotel Orange County Airport in Santa Ana, CA on February 22-23, 2012.

Pricing is $995 per person. Participants who register prior by December 31, 2011 will be eligible for a $100 discount. A 10% discount for 4 or more attendees from the same organization is available as well. To register or obtain additional information, visit http://www.emsstrategies.com/Lean-Healthcare/lean-healthcare-training.html.

About the Instructors

Betsy Chang Ha, RN:

Ms Chang Ha has over thirty years of public and private sector experience in the healthcare arena. She is a talented healthcare consultant specializing in developing integrated healthcare delivery systems focusing on improving patient experience, promoting optimal population health outcomes, and ensuring affordable care through Lean process design. She is currently the Director of Clinical Strategic Projects responsible for implementing an integrated care team model at Monarch Healthcare as part of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) demonstration projects. Ms. Ha has a master’s degree in Health Care Management from California State University of Los Angeles and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Maryland, School of Nursing. She is a California Health Care Foundation Health Care Leadership Program Fellow and a former Baldrige Examiner.

Darren Dolcemascolo:

Mr. Dolcemascolo has over 15 years of experience in continuous improvement as a consultant and teacher. As senior partner with EMS Consulting Group, he specializes in productivity and quality improvement through the application of lean manufacturing and lean six sigma strategies. Providing training, facilitation, and advisory services, he has helped companies in the medical, biotech, semiconductor, aerospace, consumer products, and industrial products industries undergo successful lean transformations. In addition to working directly with clients, he has trained hundreds of students through EMS Consulting Group's lean manufacturing workshops and lean certification program. Mr. Dolcemascolo has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University in the city of New York and an MBA with Graduate Honors from San Diego State University.

About EMS Consulting Group

EMS Consulting Group is a management consulting company providing training and consulting services in lean manufacturing, six sigma, and world class manufacturing and design. EMS Consulting Group collaborates with its clients to help them become world class businesses. With an industry-diverse portfolio of clients and experience, EMS can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. Its website, http://www.emsstrategies.com, contains several resources to help companies improve performance through continuous improvement.

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