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Partners

The Center is not alone in our mission to improve healthcare and create value. We are lucky enough to be joined along the way by great partners.

ThedaCare

ThedaCare is the largest healthcare provider and employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,100 employees at 43 sites, serving more than 250,000 unique patients in a 14-county area. In 2003, ThedaCare embarked on its journey to apply lean and the Toyota Production System (TPS) to healthcare. The result was the ThedaCare Improvement System (TIS) — an organization-wide quality improvement initiative.

ThedaCare exponentially reduced defects, improved patient outcomes, eliminated waste and removed tens of millions in costs without layoffs. This firsthand experience drives the ThedaCare Center to share these learning with other hospitals and health providers. Learn about ThedaCare’s patented Collaborative Care inpatient delivery model.

The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI)

The Lean Enterprise Institute is a learning and sharing organization with a goal to “make things better” throughout the world by spreading leaning thinking and practice.

As a non-profit organization with a large online community, LEI uses the funds generated by their activities toward conducting research and sharing their findings with the community. In other words “They don’t do lean to make money, they make money to do lean.”

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an independent not-for-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide.

Fisher College of Business at Ohio State

Developing lean leaders of organizations that strive for operational excellence. The Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) and the Master of Business Operational Excellence for Health Care are innovative degree programs preparing high-potential managers for leadership in the emerging, rapid and continuous improvement environment found in leading healthcare organizations.

The Shingo Institute

Strives to create excellence through the application of universally accepted principles of operational excellence, alignment of management systems, and the wise application of improvement techniques. It teaches correct principles and new paradigms that accelerate the flow of value, align and empower people, and transform organizational culture.

Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR)

Works to identify and encourage opportunities for increasing value in the health care system, as well as changes in healthcare payment systems, organizational structures and relationships that improve value.

Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University (CERC)

Organizes research teams to design and test new methods of care delivery that substantially reduce population-wide disability and annual per capita health spending in the near term.

Compass Affiliates

Compass Affiliates specializes in the development of lean leaders and lean transformations for financial companies, the service industry, healthcare, government and manufacturing. We work with leaders and processes to increase customer and company value using the principles and tools of Lean, as well as other process improvement disciplines.

KPMG

KPMG’s healthcare practice brings deep industry knowledge and practical experience.   Our team provides a broad range of services to meet the unique needs of healthcare policy-makers, providers and payers.     We have provided Lean coaching to over 100 acute care hospitals, and have worked collaboratively with the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value to help imbed Lean thinking across numerous organizations.

The Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform (PHPR)

A unique collaboration of healthcare providers, payers, employers and consumers dedicated to tackling the complex challenge of providing quality healthcare, while reforming a frequently cumbersome payment structure. It has started pilot experiments for payment bundling related to total knee replacements and adult diabetes.

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ)

A multi-stakeholder, voluntary consortium of Wisconsin organizations that publicly report performance measurement information. Its mission is to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare in Wisconsin. WCHQ draws its membership from health systems, medical groups, hospitals and health plans.

The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO)

A not-for-profit collaboration of health care providers, insurance companies, employers and public entities created in 2005 to develop a statewide database of health insurance claims. WHIO’s goal is to use data to improve the quality, affordability, safety and efficiency of health care in the state.

Value Capture, LLC

Value Capture, LLC,  seeks to equip CEO’s and their organizations to achieve habitual excellence via one unifying focus, one value-based structure, and one performance system; that is, to capture all the value that is to be captured to achieve perfect care and perfect safety for customers and staff.  Value Capture, LLC developed the approach with the world leaders in quality, safety and profitability, inside and outside healthcare. Starting with some of the earliest proofs that perfect safety and financial gain go hand in hand in American hospitals, Value Capture, LLC has helped CEOs from community hospitals to the nation’s largest academic medical centers tailor the strategy to their unique circumstances to produce hardwired results.