Integrated Task Assessment: A Tool to Improve Health Care Performance

  • Friday, February 28, 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Automation Alley 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy, MI
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Program Title/Synopsis: Integrated Task Assessment: A Tool to Improve Health Care Performance

ITA is an integrated risk assessment methodology that is simple and engages workers in the manner advocated by Dr. Deming.  Exercises will highlight "the devil is in the detail". 

Training will incorporate individual and team exercises that facilitate learning while having some fun.  These exercises are complemented by round table discussion. 

Program Learner/Participant Objectives:       

  • Understand standard work as a foundation for continuous improvement
  • Appreciation for creating instructions that are clear and understandable
  • Experience the challenge of "granular thinking" that is crucial to creating clear instruction
  • Gain first- hand experience with Integrated Task Assessment in a simulated exercise

Targeted Audience

  • Healthcare other lean practitioners interested in reducing risk to patients / clients and employees
  • Management / staff whose responsibilities focus on improving quality and productivity
  • Those interested in simple methods that enable discussion and developing “profound knowledge” of their workplace, as advocated by Dr. W. Edwards Deming
Speaker Bio:


Mike Taubitz and Larry Osentoski are partners in Sustainable Lean LLC.  They have over 60 years of combined organizational management experience that covers government, military, and commercial work environments.  The partners have complementary work skills that cover management of nearly every discipline and industry.  Mike Taubitz is a Mechanical Engineer who spent most of his career at General Motors in a variety of engineering, HR and safety positions. He currently serves as Secretary to the Board of the Michigan Lean Consortium and Co-chairs the National Lean & Safe Network.


Larry Osentoski has devoted his career to developing leading edge technology for commercial, military and government clients.  Larry is best known for using lean thinking while pioneering tele-diagnostic system design in the commercial and military markets.  Larry was a founding member of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association where he served on the Board of Directors and also served on the DaimlerChrysler Diagnostics Council.  Sustainable Lean LLC was an outgrowth of a consulting contract with Michigan Technological University and on-going work with other companies, professional organizations and universities.


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