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Laura Moran

I am a Healthcare Systems Engineer with a passion for improvement. My background in architecture and healthcare systems engineering provides a unique blend of proficiency around the built environment, improvement methodologies and analytical approaches. Using simulation and other process improvement tools, I strive to create a better patient experience by combining efficient work flows with effective spatial planning. Continuously advancing our own productivity and design culture is a top priority and I always look to improve the ways we deliver results to our customers.
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Recent Posts

Developing Lean Practitioners

Posted by Laura Moran on June 14, 2017

In 2016, Array’s lean leaders worked to develop a Lean Practitioner Course to ensure that all staff understand how to find waste and improve the way they work. This three-day course teaches lean.....READ MORE

Topics: Transformation, Lean Practitioner Training

The Story of the Traveling Lean Facilitator Toolkit

Posted by Laura Moran on May 10, 2017

When Array began facilitating Gemba Mapping events for clients, we had no standard set of tools to help make the event go smoothly. We would show up with a bag full of markers and a roll of paper......READ MORE

Topics: Lean Operational Improvement, Transformation, Lean Facilitator Toolkit

Personal Kanban Revisited: Part 2

Posted by Laura Moran on April 19, 2017

After sharing the image of my personal kanban, I also wrote a blog post detailing my personal kanban journey. My task management strategy underwent several PDSA cycles over the past year. My.....READ MORE

Topics: Kanban, Task Management

Personal Kanban Revisited: Part 1

Posted by Laura Moran on March 29, 2017

About a year ago, I shared an image of my personal kanban board on LinkedIn. This innocent update resulted in a surprising number of comments, likes and profile views. At the time, I couldn’t figure.....READ MORE

Topics: Kanban, Task Management

Gemba: It's Not Just About Understanding the Process

Posted by Laura Moran on February 22, 2017

Most lean practitioners would agree that the Japanese word gemba means “the real place” and refers to the exact place that work happens. While we whole-heartedly agree, we also believe that more.....READ MORE

Topics: Lean Operational Improvement, Transformation, Gemba Mapping

Simulation: Averages Are Not Enough to Answer Complex Questions

Posted by Laura Moran on January 24, 2017

The healthcare industry is complex, and questions without a single solution often arise. So when Inspira Health Network experienced significant emergency department (ED) holds due  to a lack of.....READ MORE

Topics: Transformation, Simulation, Case Study, Throughput Analysis