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Major Lean Events sorted by date  2011-2017  
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2017

January 2017 • Ohio Department of Medicaid
Improved information flow will benefit patients of long-term care
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

January 2017 • Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Streamlined post-award process strengthens communication and ensures compliance while giving developers faster access to needed funds
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation



2016

December 2016 • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Employment will be retained or gained 80% faster for employed and job-ready individuals with disabilities
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

September 2016 • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
ODNR uses Kaizen event to plan an efficient future for merging Parks and Watercraft Divisions
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

July 2016 • Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Customers of central procurement will see faster service with implementation of one standard process and a one-stop web page
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

April 2016 • Ohio Department of Medicaid
Improvements will simplify and speed up the process to ensure that individuals are appropriately placed in nursing homes and receive the services they need
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

March 2016 • Ohio Board of Pharmacy
Investigations will move faster with streamlined process that gives agents quicker access to valuable resources
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

March 2016 • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Overhauled approach for administrative investigations and discipline will clarify and quicken a challenging process
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

March 2016 • Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Home buyers will receive OHFA homeownership products 15 days faster
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

February 2016 • Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Mailed-in payments to the BMV will sail through thanks to improved mail processing
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

February 2016 • Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Injured workers will receive quicker compensation with streamlined process
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

January 2016 • Ohio Veterans Home (Sandusky)
Ohio veterans and their families will experience a faster and smoother admission process
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation



2015

September 2015 • Ohio Adjutant General’s Department
Improved shipping process ensures faster delivery of goods -- and more time for mission-critical work
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

August 2015 • Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Tenants will see faster turnarounds on projects to move or improve workspace
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

July 2015 • Ohio Pharmacy Board
Basic license applications will go through 16 days faster on average with move to electronic processing
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

July 2015 • Ohio Attorney General
Most informal dispute resolutions will be processed in just two days -- 46 days faster than the previous average time
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

June 2015 • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Strengthened emergency response process will further safeguard human health and the environment
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

April 2015 • Ohio Department of Youth Services
Transformed process for treatment teams will strengthen the focus on youth while freeing up 12,000 hours per year for mission-critical activities
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

April 2015 • Ohio Supreme Court
91% of all purchase requests will get processed in 1 day with simplified workflow
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

February 2015 • Ohio Office of Budget and Management • Office of Shared Services
1 simple accounts receivable process will become standard practice, replacing 5 separate agency processes
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

January 2015 • Ohio Department of Insurance
Streamlined enforcement process will bring faster resolution to complaints regarding insurance agents and agencies
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation



2014

December 2014 • Ohio Department of Youth Services
Thousands of hours will be redirected from paperwork to meaningful interactions with youth, thanks to a transformed intervention hearing process
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

December 2014
4 more Green Belt projects generate improvements at Aging, OhioMHAS, and OOD
Get links to all four presentations

September 2014 • Ohio Department of Youth Services
Improved orientation process ensures greater personalized training and faster assignments for youth
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

August 2014 • Ohio Office of Health Transformation
9 grant application processes streamlined into 1
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

July 2014 • Ohio Turnpike Commission
Procurement process for Turnpike facilities will move up to 85 days faster
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

July 2014 • Value-Stream Mapping Event
11 state agencies map out streamlined approach for managing federal grants 
Report-Out Presentation

June 2014 • Ohio Development Services Agency
Grants for crucial heating and cooling assistance will be processed 10 weeks faster on average 
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

June 2014 • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Streamlined reception process will move inmates more quickly to their home institutions, strengthening safety and family support 
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

May 2014 • Ohio Department of Youth Services
Youth-focused intake process will ensure better communication, greater personalized attention, and faster assignments to home institutions 
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

April 2014 • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Service providers will be more knowledgeable and better able to keep Ohioans with disabilities safe and healthy 
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

March 2014 • Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Boards and service providers will have faster access to funds through streamlined reporting and request processing 
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

March 2014 • Department of Medicaid
Medicaid field reviews will get done 2 months faster while keeping the focus on outcomes 
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

February 2014 • Ohio Attorney General
Ohio Law enforcement will get crucial crime-scene information up to 43% faster
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

January 2014 • Ohio Attorney General
Ohio law enforcement and staff will get faster IT support from the AG's Office

January 2014 • PUCO
Motor carriers will receive needed credentials from PUCO up to 80% faster.



2013

December 2013 • OhioMHAS
Faster licensure process means less waiting for providers of mental health and addiction services – and more time for mission-critical work

November 2013 • Board of Nursing
Streamlined licensing process will allow new nurses to work for their employers up to 19 weeks sooner -- while allowing nurses who are already licensed to renew in one-tenth the time.

October-November 2013 • Aging
The move to a better home will be easier and faster for nursing home residents who have to relocate

September-October 2013 • Medicaid
With contracts to be processed up to 42% faster, Medicaid will see quicker delivery of essential products and services

August 2013 • Commerce
Ohio citizens who have unclaimed funds will receive their money up to 150 days faster

July-August 2013 • OBM, DAS
Ohio’s state agencies will process purchase orders 77% faster on commodity purchases

July 2013 • Board of Tax Appeals
Ohio taxpayers will get critical tax appeal decisions 245 days faster on average

June 2013 • Office of Medical Assistance
Ohio Medicaid consumers will receive invaluable medical services 10 days faster -- with projected annual savings of $118 million 
Fact Sheet · Report-Out Presentation

June 2013 • OhioMHAS
Quicker forensic movement will result in expedited mental health treatment

June 2013 • ODSA
Ohioans needing energy assistance will receive credits for utility bills up to 12 weeks faster

May 2013 • JFS, OhioMHAS
Ohio’s mental health clients will have better access to the integrated, coordinated care of Health Home services

May 2013 • DAS
State printing customers will get fast and accurate billing with every print job

March 2013 • Insurance
Faster licensing keeps qualified insurance agents doing the work of serving Ohioans

February 2013 • DRC
Courts and law enforcement agencies will save time and money from 62% faster process for getting inmates to court hearings

February 2013 • DAS
Minority businesses will get faster access to state procurement opportunities

January-February 2013 • Medical Board
Citizens will get faster resolutions when filing complaints about doctors and other medical practitioners



2012

July-August 2012 • OHFA
Simplified process aims to make "saving the dream" 9 times faster for struggling homeowners

July 2012 • ODSA
Streamlined grant process to cut time in half while ending the paper chase

July 2012 • BOR
Transformed grants process aims to cut 317 days from process

June 2012 • JobsOhio, DSA
Streamlined incentive process with 205 fewer processing days already winning over businesses

June 2012 • DPS, OSHP
With 86% fewer steps, the recruitment process for State Troopers will move 3 times faster

May 2012 • BWC
Injured workers will return to work faster thanks to Kaizen-powered improvements

April 2012 • ODSA
HEAP is making the leap to higher levels of efficiency

March 2012 • DPS, BMV
Transformed process would tame the mail juggernaut in half the time

March 2012 • BOR
Regents team overhauls key review process to quicken turnaround and ensure quality

March 2012 • RSC
With up to 47 fewer steps, redesigned invoice process could move twice as fast

March 2012 • ODOT
Overhaul of big data system aims to redirect up to 462,000 hours to more productive work

January 2012 • ODOT
Streamlined process for managing crucial records aims to cut costs from $705 to $1 per box

January 2012 • AG
For Ohio's key collector, less time correcting errors will mean more time for collections



2011

December 2011 • RSC
Crucial determination will arrive up to 3 months faster for Ohioans seeking vocational rehab services

November 2011 • DPS, BMV

Streamlined process aims to deliver licenses up to 184 days faster

October 2011 • ODI
Insurance complaints getting processed faster than ever

August 2011 • ODOT
Aircraft owners set to fly through faster registration process

August 2011 • DPS, OSHP
Law enforcement agencies to get faster findings in drug-case investigations

June 2011 • AG
AG staff will have more time for mission-critical work thanks to streamlined purchasing process

March 2011 • AG, BCI
Crime fighters to get findings on evidence in days rather than months

March 2011 • TAX
Taxpayers to get much faster resolutions

February 2011 • DAS
DAS stands to save millions through IT consolidation

January 2011 • DAS
Employee education reimbursements on track to arrive in less than half the time