Dr. Toussaint has published another blog post on the Huffington Post, this time focused on the Military Health System review of quality. The private sector should take a lesson. Click here to read.
BlueCross BlueShield reports big wins in both cost and quality with their innovative, value-based programs which are focused on changing payment incentives, partnering with clinicians, and engaging patients throughout the country. Read more here: Blue Cross Value Based Programs Provide Solid ROI
John Toussaint M.D. and Stephen Shortell PHD published an article in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. The article describes the power of public reporting and publicly available data sets to drive improvement. Read Modern Healthcare’s summation of the article here.
John Toussaint, MD, CEO and founder of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, shares his thoughts about the root cause of the VA’s current problems in a recent guest blog post with the Huffington Post. Read the entire article here.
Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI hosted a visit June 26-27 for members of the Healthcare Value Network, with a focus on the spread of a continuous improvement culture across the system. The Grand Rapids Business Journal reported on the event with an article titled, “Spectrum Hosts ‘Gemba’ Visit for Health Care Leaders: Hospitals are incorporating the […]
In May 2014, The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology issued a Report to the President on Better Health Care and Lower Costs: Accelerating Improvements Through Systems Engineering. The report discusses “systems engineering” as the approach to improve healthcare. Two organizations that have embraced lean (or “Toyota Production System”, as it is referred to […]
Lean Principles and Peer-to-Peer Learning Foster Dramatic Results Appleton, Wisconsin (May 15, 2014) — As the healthcare industry continues to pursue transformation, members of the Healthcare Value Network (HVN), a peer-to-peer lean learning community of organizations across the United States and Canada, are leading the charge with innovative change and significant improvements in care quality […]
A new book was just released from the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Beyond Heroes, A Lean Management System for Healthcare. The Center is committed to helping leaders learn, share and connect around healthcare value. This new book provides the knowledge that healthcare leaders need to develop their own management system so they can create […]
Learn how one of our Network members, Spectrum Health, is putting lean into action in Michigan. Read the press release here.
Read what healthcare leaders think about the reasons behind disparities in healthcare costs and how the issue can be addressed. Full article here.