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Mount Sinai Health System, Healthcare Association of New York State and Hospital Innovation and Lean Network of New York to Host Conference: “Lean and Innovation in a COVID-19 World”

Virtual conference will highlight Lean innovations that have helped healthcare organizations plan for, manage and mitigate many aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • New York, NY
  • (October 07, 2020)

Mount Sinai Health System will join the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the Hospital Innovation and Lean Network of New York (HILNNY) in co-hosting the seventh annual HILNNY conference Lean and Innovation in a COVID-19 World on October 22-23, 2020. Healthcare leaders from medical centers across New York and beyond are expected to attend the virtual conference.

This year’s conference will explore how Lean and innovation have been used during the COVID-19 pandemic and how healthcare organizations are leveraging them to redesign and rethink their processes for a post-COVID-19 world.

Several Mount Sinai leaders will be among the 31 speakers presenting at this year’s conference. John Shook, Chairman of the Lean Global Network and Senior Advisor of the Lean Enterprise Institute, will give the keynote address: “Lean Thinking and Innovation during Crises.” Mount Sinai experts will present “The Mount Sinai COVID-19 Experience” and “Bring it to the Lean Lab: How Mount Sinai Morningside Lead Team Supported Rapid PDCA during the COVID-19 Crisis.”

To register, visit hanys.org/events/hilnny. Registration is open until Oct. 21.

Topics include:

  • Inpatient eConsults Address Increased Consultation Demand and PPE Preservation During COVID-19 Surge
  • Achieving Triple Time in a COVID-19 World
  • Bed Flow Optimization: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • COVID-19 Telehealth Innovation: Accessible Lean Processes for Patient and Clinician Safety
  • The Mount Sinai COVID-19 Experience
  • Bring it to the Lean Lab: How Mount Sinai Morningside Lean Team Supported Rapid PDCA During the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Implementing a Four-tiered Huddle Structure with Cascading A3s Utilizing Virtual and Physical Boards
  • Implementation of Critical Illness Recovery Program as a Collaborative Effort to Improve Discharge Outcomes for Individuals with COVID-19 Associated Critical Illness
  • Efficient Delivery of Medication for Chronic Conditions: A Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Reprocessing N95 Masks with UV Light

About the Healthcare Association of New York State

The Healthcare Association of New York State, the statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York, represents nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other healthcare organizations. HANYS is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by providing leadership, representation and service to healthcare providers and systems across the entire continuum of care.

About the Hospital Innovation and Lean Network of New York

HILNNY is a collaborative network that brings together Lean and innovation practitioners in hospitals and healthcare facilities across New York state to enhance learning and further the development of organizations' work in innovation, process improvement and change management.


About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in 4 out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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