Ballinger Senior Healthcare Planner Fernanda Pires was among the presenting faculty of “Transforming Outcomes: Integrating Lean and EBD,” a virtual workshop hosted by The Center for Health Design.

The interactive workshop examined how Lean methods can be informed, complemented, and enhanced by evidence-based design (EBD), including research findings, data collection and analysis. Maximizing value, eliminating waste, and continuous improvement are at the core of Lean, while improving safety and quality is at the core of evidence-based design. Through coaching and simulations, the workshop instructed participants on integrating and applying Lean and EBD principles to future projects.