After 18 months of managing the pandemic, how is your organization preparing to emerge from COVID-19? Our 8th Annual Healthcare Innovation and Lean Network of New York Conference will showcase innovative tools and initiatives implemented by your colleagues and industry experts across the state.

Lean thinking and innovation helped organizations manage through the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the emphasis is looking toward the future — recovery, building organizational resiliency and improving workforce engagement.

This year's virtual HILNNY conference will be held as a series of webinars over a three-month period to better meet the needs and schedules of healthcare professionals. The programming will explore how Lean and innovation can be used to build resilience and create a "new normal" for clinical operations, providing practical information to help your facility recover.

Conference objectives

  • Detail how Lean practices can shape clinical operations to provide positive staff engagement, patient outcomes and build resiliency.
  • Examine how implementation of leader standard work can improve employee engagement and reduce burnout in physicians and nurses.
  • Discover how various Lean tools promote resiliency and sustain high levels of quality, patient safety, satisfaction and morale.
  • Explore the use of modeling and simulation to improve healthcare outcomes, save time and better meet patients’ needs.
  • Review the use of continuous improvement methods in shifting staff mindsets from scientific problem solving to one of improving patient and organizational outcomes.
  • Demonstrate how Lean interventions can support the multidisciplinary team to promote patient outcomes and staff safety.

HILNNY is a network that brings together Lean and innovation practitioners in healthcare facilities across the state. HANYS works in collaboration with HILNNY to enhance learning opportunities and further the development of innovation work, process improvement and change management.

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and Healthcare Association of New York State.