ExpiresMay 23, 2020
American Medical Association
Increasing administrative responsibilities – due to regulatory pressures and evolving payment and care delivery models – reduce the amount of time physicians spend delivering direct patient care. By implementing Lean principles, physicians and staff are able to become more efficient as a practice by taking steps to eliminate waste, improve efficiency and add value for the patient. Lean thinking leads to cultural change, where all team members are empowered to identify sources of inefficiency and create innovative solutions to address problems.
Learners must successfully complete the quiz, answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and complete the evaluation. Participants can request a certificate upon completion.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Identify a high-level champion and create an interdisciplinary improvement team.
Utilize Lean tactics to identify sources of waste in clinic workflows.
Empower front-line staff to make improvements or identify an improvement project.
Select Lean methods of improvement, such as 5S, Gemba or process flow mapping.
Lean Health Care, Improve Efficiency, Eliminate Waste, Brain Injury, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Development, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Sports
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
This activity qualifies for the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), where you can earn a performance-based payment adjustment to your Medicare payment
Physician Well-being activity
Efficiencies in Medical Practice
Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Communication Skills, Evaluation of Clinical Performance, Healthcare Systems, Quality Improvement