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Since 2007, the Department of Pharmacy Services at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) decided to implement and use lean management principles to improve the medication processes.
To date, the Department of Pharmacy has conducted 10 rapid process improvement (RPI) initiatives. Four of the 10 initiatives were conducted with multidisciplinary teams. Using a lean case study involving the Sedation Unit at CHOP (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), the presenter will describe the general steps of the RPI initiative from conception to final outcome. The steps include:
Pharmacy managers (directors, IV room supervisors, technician supervisors, operations manager) and staff pharmacists and technicians.
Webinar lasts about 1 hour and fifteen minutes, including an extended discussion panel with the speaker and moderator.
Winson Soo-Hoo, RPh, MBA
Director, Pharmacy Department
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Winson Soo-Hoo, RPh, MBA has been employed at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 32 years. He has held positions of staff pharmacist from 1980 to 1982 and Nutrition Support Pharmacist/ IV Supervisor from 1982 to 1989. Winson has served as the Director, Pharmacy Department since 1989. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Temple University School of Pharmacy.
Since 2007 Winson has implemented Lean Management Principles in the Department of Pharmacy. He has participated as sponsor or facilitator in 19 lean projects ranging from 5 S initiatives or Rapid Process Improvement initiatives.
Winson’s publications include:
His presentations include:
In 1998, Winson was awarded with the Innovation and Collaborative Practice Award by The Pennsylvania Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist. Winson received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1980 and MBA from Drexel University in 1991.
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Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
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