Podcast #121 – About the New Ohio State University Healthcare MBOE Program

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Today’s episode is a discussion with Mrinalini Gadkari, a  Senior Lecturer at the Fisher College of Business. Today, we’re talking about the new  Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) for Healthcare Program that is starting this fall. We’ll talk about how the program is structured, who the intended students are, and delve a little into the curriculum that includes Lean, Six Sigma, and other improvement methodologies.

Mrinalini Gadkari is a physician trained in India. She practiced in India for three years as a family physician. She came to the US 9 years ago to pursue her passion in Process Improvement in Healthcare.

Mrinalini received MHSA (Masters in Healthcare Services Administration) from George Washington University. She worked as an administrative resident at the John’s Hopkin’s Bayview Medical Center focusing on Quality and Process Improvement. She worked at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital over 5 years and helped multidisciplinary teams apply lean principles to improve efficiency and safety of their clinical and business processes.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/121.

Here is a video overview of the program:


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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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