Introduction. The purpose of this paper is to present the results that can be obtained by implementing the Lean Six Sigma methodology in the health system of our country. The results are also supported by the case study regarding the implementation of Lean Six Sigma techniques in a public hospital with good performances, nationally recognized: The Municipal Emergency Hospital Moinesti. These strategies, which include Lean and Six Sigma methods, aim to implement process improvements through a set of principles and practices that promote greater efficiency and effectiveness, with fewer errors. The main motivation for the thematic research is due to the fact that the Romanian health system has notable deficiencies which, despite the many positive changes in our country in general, in the health system, in particular, the progress is expected. From previous studies in clinics in the US and Europe we have found that there is a methodology that puts patients and their needs first, by reducing and avoiding waste, as well as streamlining and organizing medical services, so that they can meet patients’ expectations.
Aim of the study. The present paper is based on both a secondary research and the actual carrying out of a case study, extended at the experiment level. The results of this paper show that the medical organization has a greater capacity to respond to challenges within the system, the use of resources has been maximized. There has been an increase in the satisfaction of the patients but also of the doctors, with the elimination or reduction of some costs. The application of the Lean Six Sigma concept in healthcare is a new topic and few researches have been carried out in this field, this work can be useful to the entities that carry out their activity in this area of utmost importance, who want to increase their level and quality. the services offered.
Keywords: Management, Lean Six Sigma, Hospital, Health.
JEL Classification: M12, M14, M54