PP315 – Using LEAN Methodology and Innovative Strategies for Managing Long Length of Stay Patients
Mid Coast Hospital in 2016 used LEAN methodology to implement ways to manage length of stay patients. Over two years the case management department has successfully deployed new strategies including those directed to better manage long length of stay patients with complex needs. This poster will describe interventions that were implemented and are ongoing.
1. Examine the strategies that other facilities utilize to manage long length of stay patients with complex needs
2. Describe basic LEAN methodology and terminology
3. Discuss strategies to transition patients with complex needs through the continuum of care