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UC Berkeley School of Public Health Opens New Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare

NEWS RELEASE For More Information: Chuck Grothaus 612-770-0026 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH OPENS NEW CENTER FOR LEAN ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH IN HEALTHCARE   Funded By ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Rona Consulting Group and Lean Enterprise Institute, New Center Will Study Lean Healthcare Management Strategies BERKELEY, CALIF. – October 13, […]

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value Supports Value‐Based Payment Initiatives

The move from fee-for-service reimbursement in healthcare to value-based reimbursement is no longer “if” – it’s “when” and “how.” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is leading the way with the support of many other organizations, including the Center, through an initiative called the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCP-LAN). Download article […]

Healthcare Improvement Can’t Happen Without Better Management

  Originally published at Science Direct. To obtain a copy of this article, click here: By John Toussaint, MD Healthcare is steeped in the scientific method tradition. Placebo controlled double blinded studies are front and center of evidenced based medicine. But research has lagged far behind in management science. Very little evidence exists for the […]

Lean Healthcare at a Large Hospital District in Finland

CASE STUDY – The whole of Helsinki’s hospital district is leaning out, with incredible results. It isn’t every day that we come across – let alone have the opportunity to observe – a lean transformation in such a large healthcare organization. Follow this link to read this case study at Planet Lean:  

Going Lean: Health and the Toyota Way

Success and Failure in Medicine In this BBC podcast, Dr. Kevin Fong explores the concept of ‘lean’ in healthcare. He visits Toyota’s largest car assembly plant in the United States and discovers how the company’s legendary management philosophy – the Toyota Production System – is being implemented in hospitals, in an effort to improve patient […]

2016 State Price Transparency Report Card is Released

July 25, 2016 Review of Laws Shows Progress with Much Room for Improvement Most states could be doing more to give consumers the price information they need for making educated health care choices, according to an annual report card released by two independent health policy organizations. The report not only identifies the states failing at health […]

Population Health News Interviews Stephen Shortell

Population Health News conducted an interview with the Center for Healthcare Organizational Innovation Research (CHOIR) Director Stephen Shortell to discuss integrated care delivery systems, care quality and population health management, patient engagement, and organizational partnerships. Dr. Shortell serves as a board member for the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. Download the full interview here.