Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare Industry

As per the industry classification benchmark, this industry sector includes the following subsectors –

Health Care Providers - Owners and operators of health maintenance organizations, hospitals, clinics, dentists, opticians, nursing homes, rehabilitation and retirement centers.

Medical Equipment - Manufacturers and distributors of medical devices such as MRI scanners, prosthetics, pacemakers, X-ray machines and other non-disposable medical devices.

Medical Supplies - Manufacturers and distributors of medical supplies used by health care providers and the general public. Includes makers of contact lenses, eyeglass lenses, bandages and other disposable medical supplies.

Application of Six Sigma in Healthcare Industry

The following are the sample projects of Six Sigma in Healthcare

  • Improving patient and relative feedback

  • Reducing or eliminating invoicing errors

  • Reducing patient checkout time.

  • Reducing patient complaints

  • Reducing complaint resolution time

  • Control spending over time

  • Reducing admitting delays

  • Reducing medicine administration errors

  • Reducing medication delays

  • Improving bed utilization

  • Increasing number of surgical operations per week.

Among users of six sigma in healthcare early pioneers include GE Healthcare, Florida Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.


Healthcare Excellence Institute in US has helped hospitals in bed management and faster processing utilizing lean management methods.

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As per the industry classification benchmark, this industry sector includes the following subsectors –

Health Care Providers - Owners and operators of health maintenance organizations, hospitals, clinics, dentists, opticians, nursing homes, rehabilitation and retirement centers.

Medical Equipment - Manufacturers and distributors of medical devices such as MRI scanners, prosthetics, pacemakers, X-ray machines and other non-disposable medical devices.

Medical Supplies - Manufacturers and distributors of medical supplies used by health care providers and the general public. Includes makers of contact lenses, eyeglass lenses, bandages and other disposable medical supplies.

Application of Six Sigma in Healthcare Industry

The following are the sample projects of Six Sigma in Healthcare

  • Improving patient and relative feedback

  • Reducing or eliminating invoicing errors

  • Reducing patient checkout time.

  • Reducing patient complaints

  • Reducing complaint resolution time

  • Control spending over time

  • Reducing admitting delays

  • Reducing medicine administration errors

  • Reducing medication delays

  • Improving bed utilization

  • Increasing number of surgical operations per week.

Among users of six sigma in healthcare early pioneers include GE Healthcare, Florida Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.


Healthcare Excellence Institute in US has helped hospitals in bed management and faster processing utilizing lean management methods.