Doing the right thing for the health of a population – in this case improving the health of children with asthma – illustrates exactly why our healthcare system must change. David Bailey, a doctor and CEO of Healthcare Value Network member Nemours, shares his experience with an experiment that brought together a community and improved […]
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Can a production system developed to make better, safer cars also make better, safer healthcare? A growing number of hospitals in Canada seem to think so — that’s why they have adopted the “Lean” production system. The province of Saskatchewan is so convinced, it’s bringing in ‘lean’ province-wide. Also known as”The Toyota Way” — the […]
Looking for a simple, visual way to better understand U.S. health care costs, and what efforts are underway to manage them? Take a look at the Commonwealth Fund’s illustrative presentation for an easy to comprehend explanation. Read about it here!
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued quality and financial performance results for its two Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) programs, showing the ACOs have successfully improved the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries by fostering greater collaboration between doctors, hospitals, and health care providers and keeping patients healthy rather than treating them […]
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, 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.
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 […]
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.