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Data-sharing Provisions of SGR Fix Will Aid Quality Efforts

By Dr. John Toussaint  | May 2, 2015 With President Barack Obama’s recent signing of legislation repealing the sustainable growth-rate formula for physician compensation and revising the Medicare qualified entity program, doctors will be paying more attention than ever to value. The impact will be profound. Here in Wisconsin, we’ve been privileged to watch it develop from the ground up. […]

Baldwin Healthcare Data Provision Included in Medicare Payment Modernization Bill

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value CEO: “The significance of this provision is dramatic.” Wednesday, April 15, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin applauded the Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2) by a vote of 92-8, which repeals Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and […]

Webinar with John Toussaint, MD – May 7

Management on the Mend, A System Approach to Transforming Healthcare Organizations  May 7, 1-2 p.m. CDT While studying and assisting hundreds of organizations transitioning to lean healthcare, Dr. Toussaint witnessed many flaws and triumphs. Those organizations that win – creating better value for patients while removing waste and cost in the system – have senior […]

A Visit to Thedacare: A Mile Deep AND a Mile Wide

Anton Grütter, Lean Institute Africa, shares his observations on a recent visit to ThedaCare, where he “came to the conclusion that lean management at Thedacare is not only a mile deep, but it has also been institutionalised a mile wide in the organisation.” Read more of Anton’s thoughts and observations here: Click here to learn […]

Lean Healthcare Summit Will Address the 3 Keys to Sustainable Reform

Leaders on the frontlines of healthcare innovation will share their latest best practices for using lean principles to dramatically improve healthcare in today’s environment of shrinking revenues. Appleton, WI (PRWEB) April 07, 2015 Lean healthcare leaders will gather at the sixth annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Dallas, TX, June 3-4, 2015, to hear results from leading-edge […]

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value Networks Announce New Members

For Immediate Release For more information contact: Nicole Singer (414) 270-3000, ext. 231 Appleton, Wisconsin (March 19, 2015) — The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value welcomes two new members to its networks. New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, has joined the Center’s Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN) and Reliant Medical Group […]