Experiences of and Lessons Learned by the Healthcare Value Network’s “Acceleration & Assessment Team” Abstract: It is uncommon to find a healthcare organization’s management that will state that they are following Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s management philosophy. It is more common to find organizations that are pursuing the application of what is being called “lean”. Starting in […]
Our case studies demonstrate how major healthcare systems, manufacturing companies and corporations have embraced the idea of “Targeting Value. Spreading Change."
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Can you compare your organization’s performance to that of your peers? What does best practice look like? How much variation exists and where does your organization sit on the list? Comparative quality transparency in Wisconsin has resulted in real improvement in patient care. This is the outcome of a simple chain reaction: providers see how […]
WHIO is an innovative collaboration among providers, insurance companies, employers and public agencies to maintain a state-wide data mart of health claims. The database includes 3.4 million unique members, 207.1 million claims, 18.8 million episodes of care, 88,000 providers and $52 billion in billed charges…and growing. Read the full case study here: Ingenix_WHIO_Case_Study
The concept of an Ambulatory Intensive Care Unit (A-ICU) developed because in most companies a small number of employees are responsible for a majority of the healthcare costs. The 80/20 rule says that 20% of the employees drive 80% of the cost. These employees generally are people with chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease […]
The idea sounds simple enough: Have a company host an onsite flu shot clinic for workers and reap the benefits when the flu season hits and your employees are protected and your company’s productivity doesn’t suffer. An onsite flu clinic is just one of several successful initiatives that have helped Miller Electric Mfg. Co. in […]
Carol Inc. is a company led by executives who have heavily influenced the consumer directed healthcare market. CEO Tony Miller formerly was the leader of Definity, which was the first consumer directed health plan product company founded in Minneapolis in 1997. This company started the market moving in the direction of more employee decision-making and […]
Learn about the specifics of the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS), how leaders have adopted lean principles for healthcare delivery and what they’re realizing as results. case-study-virginia-mason
Since February 2007, ThedaCare has used its propriety care model — Collaborative Care — to change the way inpatient hospital care is delivered to patients. Collaborative Care has not only improved care and lowered costs; it has also led to higher satisfaction rates among patients and staff members. Hospitals have provided care the same way […]
Ford Brewer, the medical director for Toyota North American Health Care, describes what he needed to do to fund the development of the new Toyota Medical Clinic in San Antonio. “Since this expenditure was close to $9 million, I had to travel to Japan to justify it.” Toyota’s senior executives were not enamored with spending […]
A radically different management system is required to deliver and sustain improvement Sustainable improvement results require moving away from a project mentality for improvement to a system transformation which builds a continuous improvement culture. Most every organization can improve something if it focuses enough resources on it. On the other hand, developing a management process […]