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Healthcare Leaders to Share Innovations in Care, Payment Reform, and Treatment Transparency

“The current state of healthcare needs a lot of work,” said John Toussaint, MD, Center CEO and CEO emeritus of ThedaCare. “The debate over whether the nation has a sustainable healthcare system is over. Decades of rising costs and poor quality proved it does not.” Read more:    

The Toyota Production System: What Does It Mean, And What Does It Mean For Health Care?

In a new blog post for Health Affairs, the Center’s John Toussaint, MD, joins CMS’ Patrick Conway, MD, and Center Board Member Stephen Shortell of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, to address claims made in the recent New England Journal of Medicine article, “Medical Taylorism,” that the Toyota Production System and lean healthcare […]

Case Study: Emergency Department (ED) Throughput Improvement Through Lean

By Debbie Goodwin, Salem Health as posted at Mark Graban’s Lean Blog Mark’s Note: Today’s guest post comes via my friends at the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, who suggested this case study from Salem Health. You might remember my post from 2012 where I shared a video of some of their senior leaders talking about […]

Mending Management: Improving Customer Value by Transforming Operations

By John S. Toussaint, MD as posted at American Association for Physician Leadership AS PHYSICIANS, WE SPENT MOST OF OUR school years focused on learning the science of diagnosis and treatment. We labored to learn the details of how the human body acts as a system, what can go wrong and how the many parts of human […]

7 Ways Lean Principles Can Help Manage Population Health

  It’s an opportune moment for health leaders to focus on ‘Lean’ at a communitywide level, says John Toussaint, M.D., CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value   March 9, 2016 By John Toussaint, M.D. Lean principles and processes have become important tools for transforming health care delivery, transparency and cost. Yet, while more […]

Lean Leadership Series Announced for San Francisco: Transforming Habits and Behaviors of Healthcare Leaders

The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is hosting its second Lean Leadership Series at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on April 5-7. The series is a multi-day, multi-workshop event designed to teach leaders how to practice new behaviors and create new habits. The workshops cover a broad range of topics, including coaching skills, the scientific […]

ThedaCare Center Announces Mark Hallett, MD, as New Board Member

Appleton, Wis. (Jan. 27, 2016) — The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value welcomes its newest board member, Mark Hallett, MD, MBOE. Dr. Hallett is the chief operating officer for two flagship hospitals at ThedaCare, a seven-hospital health system in northeastern Wisconsin. The Center’s newest board member combines 20 years of primary care and specialty practice […]