The Six Sigma Lean Green Belt in Healthcare (LGBH)™ certification program has been developed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute. It is designed to give the student a solid understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles mixed with the needed understanding to perform as a Green Belt within the healthcare industry.
The healthcare industry has a unique set of challenges and regulatory considerations. When implemented properly, Six Sigma can help a healthcare organization deliver better care to more people at a lower cost. Lean and Six Sigma principles are used throughout the complex healthcare system to lower costs and improve service provided to patients. Jobs like Quality Assurance Coordinators and Quality Management Directors work to ensure processes are managed properly and that patients are receiving the best care possible while still controlling costs.
Lean Green Belts work with Black Belts and project champions to analyze and reduce process waste. They work to eliminate non-value-added activities and increase patient satisfaction by reducing errors. These processes are implemented on both the clinic and business side of healthcare, ensuring every process is looked at in detail.
Why should you take a Green Belt program specific to healthcare? If you work in healthcare, you’re already aware of the unique conditions that come with the healthcare industry. Regulations like HIPAA and dealing with health insurance companies for payment represent just a few of these challenges. This program helps you work with fellow Six Sigma practitioners in these unique conditions, improving the processes of a healthcare organization.
We also offer our Six Sigma Lean Black Belt in Healthcare certification for those who want to lead a Six Sigma Team within the Healthcare industry.
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No, the Six Sigma Lean Green Belt Certification with Healthcare concentration training material includes all of the course work required to learn the system.
Six Sigma Lean Green Belts must function at a high level within an organization. It is important for Lean Professionals to have a solid understanding of the related principles so that they can properly analyze waste components and create a value stream. They must also have a solid understanding of the related principles of Six Sigma so that they can work with other Six Sigma professionals. This test is open book, however it is also timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions. It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you will not pass.
The Six Sigma Lean Green Belt in Healthcare course is designed to give you a solid understanding of most facets of Six Sigma. This also includes an understanding of Lean processes and how it is used in conjunction with Six Sigma. It does not require a project to complete. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of Six Sigma the basic skills needed to function as a Lean Green Belt on a Six Sigma team. All required training material is included with the cost of the exam. Many healthcare jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Six Sigma. For an example, click on this job search link to see how many positions mention the words “Six Sigma Healthcare”.
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
This certification exam is timed with a limit of 2 hours. The exam is completed online from home or work. You may take the exam as soon as you are ready, it does not need to be scheduled in advance. All questions are multiple choice.
Yes, MSI offers several options for those who would like to order a book to assist with their studies.
If you prefer a physical book, we offer the “Six Sigma Green Belt Core Concepts Guide“. This pocket guide not only helps prepare you for the exam, but also makes the perfect reference book for future use.
MSI also offers digital books which can be purchased or rented at a significantly discounted rate. These books are perfect for learning additional Six Sigma concepts:
– Six Sigma and Beyond
– Six Sigma Fundamentals
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 20 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as transcripts and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.
You are registering for the Six Sigma Lean Green Belt in Healthcare (LGBH)™ certification program through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI). This certification is exclusive to MSI and you will be certified directly by the Institute upon passing, not a 3rd party certifying or accrediting body.
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Management and Strategy Institute
– Six Sigma Lean Green Belt in Healthcare (LGBH)™