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ACHE of MA Panel Series – Presented by the ECN

Applying Lean, Six Sigma and Blue Ocean
Thinking to Your Reform Strategy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00 - 8:15 PM
Massachusetts General Hospital
Bigelow Amphitheatre, White Building 4th Floor
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA


Have you ever wondered: How do I develop a culture of continuous improvement in my healthcare organization? How do I develop strategies to respond quickly to the changes brought on by Health Reform? What criteria should I use when choosing performance improvement methods? How do I apply and measure these various methods?

To tackle these questions, join the ACHE of MA for an educational panel discussion on applying Lean, Six Sigma and Blue Ocean Thinking to your reform strategy. 

Why Attend?

  • Understand key differences between Lean and Six Sigma and why they are important PI methods
  • Witness the application of Lean and Six Sigma at different points along the strategic planning continuum
  • Develop a perspective on how to tap potential of an organization for continuous improvement


  • Mary Cramer, Senior Director, Process Improvement and Ambulatory Management & Performance, Center for Quality and Safety
    Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Nancy O’Hare, Manager, Clinical Services Development
    Winchester Hospital

  • Gouri Gupte, Assistant Professor, Health & Policy Management
    Boston University
    School of Public Health & Assistant Professor, Geriatrics, Medicine
    Boston University School of Medicine


  • John Rossi, Lead Consultant, Performance Improvement, Center for Clinical Excellence
    Brigham and Women's Hospital 


6:00 - 6:30 PM Registration/Networking
6:30 – 8:15 PM Panel Discussion, Q & A


$10 ACHE of Massachusetts/ACHE Members
$20 Non-members
Price will raise to $20 for all attendees on Monday, April 21st

The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.


CANCELLATION: To cancel your registration, please notify us in writing no later than one week prior to the event for a refund, less a $5 nonrefundable processing. If a cancellation takes place less than 3 days prior to the event, no refunds will be given; however, you may send a substitute in your place.