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Dec 16, 2009

Lean Six Sigma Training Simulation Introduced by NOVACES at the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

The training simulation called MediSim provides hands-on experience during training courses to teach how Lean Six Sigma tools are used to improve patient care processes in hospitals

New Orleans, LA December 16, 2009 -- NOVACES introduced its MediSim simulation package for healthcare performance improvement training as an exhibitor at the National Forum on Quality Improvement, which ran from December 6-9 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center. Used during Lean and Six Sigma training, MediSim enables practical application of concepts and tools, such as process mapping, mistake proofing, and visual management. As a result, participants can practice being change leaders in various exercises that are based on real-world scenarios for process improvement in hospitals.

MediSim is the latest addition to NOVACES’ portfolio of industry-specific process improvement training tools. From its SystemCPI deployment roadmap that quickly builds self-sufficiency in process improvement to its customized Lean Six Sigma training for healthcare, the company’s process improvement solutions help healthcare organizations solve their most challenging problems to achieve operational and financial performance goals.

With MediSim, hospitals that are implementing Lean Six Sigma now have an effective teaching tool that can be used in various levels of training including Lean Expert, Green Belt or Black Belt. The simulation significantly reduces the large investment and lead-time required for an organization to develop a custom training simulation. Organizations that use MediSim report increased training effectiveness and buy-in for the process improvement program.

“The real advantage of this simulation is that participants can directly relate to a real healthcare challenge during the training course,” said Master Black Belt Vickie Kamataris of NOVACES, who developed and tested MediSim. “This simulation allows participants to apply appropriate improvement tools and generate interactive dialogues about topics that are essential to developing very capable Lean Six Sigma practitioners,” Kamataris emphasized.The MediSim Simulation Kit includes supplies, equipment, training materials, exercises, and on-site facilitator training. MediSim is available for license on an annual unlimited use or per training basis.


NOVACES is a leading provider of continuous process improvement (CPI) consulting and training services to both the public and private sectors. By leveraging over two decades of applied research experience, the company is capable of delivering today's most effective methods for generating breakthroughs in operational capabilities and financial performance. Employing its SystemCPI methodology, the company provides an integrated framework to deploy and manage a process improvement program that incorporates Constraints Management tools to achieve faster and better return on investment.

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