Abstract Authors: John Toussaint, Stephen Shortell, Melissa Mannon The healthcare industry must change in order to provide higher quality care and lower costs for patients; one method to improve both cost and quality used in Wisconsin and California is leveraging publicly reported claims and costs data. Wisconsin has been building comprehensive, publicly available clinical and administrative data sets: […]
A Wisconsin ACO formed by two health systems, Bellin Health and ThedaCare, had the most success in keeping its diabetes patients’ blood sugar levels below the target set by Medicare, the data show. Eighty-four percent of that ACO’s patients hit that target, much better than the average ACO rate of 65 percent. Just 24 percent of patients with the Accountable Care Coalition […]
This coming April, pioneers from all over Europe, Canada and the United States will convene in Brussels to learn, share and connect on how to transform healthcare. Click here for more information. Preliminary agenda.
ACHE announces the winner of the 2014 Dean Conley Award is John Toussaint, MD, for his article “A Management, Leadership and Board Road Map to Transforming Care for Patients,” published in the Spring 2013 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management. Read press release here.
Over the last decade I have studied 115 healthcare organizations in 11 countries, examining them from the boardroom to the patient bedside. In that time, I have observed one critical element missing from just about every facility: a set of standards that could reliably produce zero-defect care for patients. This lack of standards is largely […]
MemorialCare in Fountain Valley, CA and Boulder Community Hospital in Boulder, CO are the newest members of the Clinical Business Intelligence Network. Read about the network’s groundbreaking work – 20131101 MemorialCare-Boulder Release_FINAL-Web
Consumer Reports identified Sutter Gould Medical Foundation as being ranked #1, of 170 medical groups, for overall care by California customers. For over 50 years Sutter Gould physicians provide both primary and specialty care outpatient services for residents in Modesto, Stockton and six other communities in the Central Valley region. Sutter Gould has been a […]
This multimedia presentation shows how leaders from five California public hospital systems traveled the country to learn how to apply the Lean management model to improve patient care. To view the presentation, click here – http://www.chcf.org/publications/2013/12/getting-lean
Can snow throwers improve health quality? They did at ThedaCare. To download the article that Len Berry and I wrote, click here - Trustee Magazine.Leadership Lessons from Lean.2013
Dr. John Toussaint is interviewed via webcast by The Post Crescent regarding healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act, and current experiments in the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Wisconsin Health Information Organization, and Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality. To view the webcast, click here