Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013
The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) today announced support for its research into lean management transformations from OmniGuide Surgical, a leader in the development and manufacture of advanced energy surgical systems, specifically, CO2 lasers for minimally invasive and robotically-assisted surgery. OmniGuide’s advanced energy surgical systems deliver CO2 laser energy through proprietary flexible optical fibers that allow surgeons direct access to remove difficult-to-reach tumors and diseased tissue while minimizing collateral thermal injury to the surrounding healthy tissue.
“We are proud and excited to be working in a collaborative partnership with an innovative leader like OmniGuide Surgical,” said John Shook, LEI chairman and CEO. “Together we will conduct action research into the lean management and operational models that support OmniGuide Surgical’s ambitious growth and technology objectives.”
Raising the Continuous Improvement Bar
"Every day our customers demand enhanced performance and seamless integration of medical technology into their operating environment, along with helping them control the cost of technology adoption,” said Scott Flora, OmniGuide Surgical president and CEO.
“For that reason we are committed to a key aspect of our Quality Policy -- we are accountable to drive continuous improvement in the work we perform and ensure quality in the products and services we deliver to meet the needs of our customers. We feel strongly that by partnering with the Lean Enterprise Institute we can raise the bar in continuous improvement and bring our team new skills so we can continue on our journey of building a learning organization".
About OmniGuide Surgical
OmniGuide, Inc. is a leader in the development and marketing of advanced surgical energy solutions for minimally invasive surgery that improve precision, access and control. OmniGuide Surgical’s products are sold under the BeamPath® brand and are clinically targeted to improve patient’s quality of life and post-operative functional outcomes in Gynecology and ENT. The company distributes its products in the U.S. through a direct sales force. OmniGuide Surgical is committed to developing products that improve and expand surgical treatment options, enhance clinical outcomes, and reduce treatment complexity and cost. Additional information about OmniGuide Surgical may be found at http://www.omniguidesurgical.com.
Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute Inc., a nonprofit research, education, publishing, and conference company, makes things better through lean. Guided by a mission to advance lean thinking and practice around the world, we also conduct research projects and support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Global Network, the Lean Education Academic Network, and the Healthcare Value Network. Visit LEI at http://www.lean.org for more information.