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Integrating a Real-Time Information Framework with Daily Management to Improve Flow and Revenue

By: Lucy Xenophon, MD, MPH and John Toussaint, MD Prodigious streams of data flow to health care providers. Patient-experience comparisons, throughput dashboards, length-of-stay and early-discharge data, rates of hospital-acquired conditions, hand-hygiene compliance, mortality, and readmissions are just a few examples. Often, however, these data do not convey the information that is needed to improve the […]

Podcast, The Lens – 15. The Importance of GOOD Metrics and How to Use Them

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            Orry Fiume former VP of Finance and Admin at Wiremold and author of the Shingo Prize winning book “Real Numbers: Management Accounting in a Lean Organization”. We are discussing ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­the importance of good metrics and how to use them. “Not everything that counts can be counted.” – Orry Fiume […]

Lean Healthcare Academic Conference from Stanford

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This year the Lean Healthcare Academic Conference will be a virtual event hosted September 29th and 30th. Since we last convened in October 2019, our organizations and communities have changed. We do things differently and the methods and practices used today may not be fit for purpose to respond to the challenges or opportunities of tomorrow. […]

Industry Voices—Epic’s Faulkner and Toussaint: Observational EHR data are helping combat COVID-19

If you are diagnosed at Lee Health in Fort Meyers, Florida, with COVID-19 symptoms, you’ll be given a blood thinner as part of the standard treatment protocol. That’s because Lee’s physicians used the data in their Epic healthcare software to verify early reports linking COVID-19 to blood clots. Their analysis showed that otherwise healthy patients […]

Becoming the Change: A Different Approach to Building Organizational Excellence

Healthcare transformation expert, John Toussaint, explains what he has learned from working with leaders all over the world and how important it is to implement change in order to thrive in an evolving industry. We have learned some valuable lessons in the 20 years we have been either leading or teaching the principles of organizational […]

Podcast, The Lens – 12. It’s Time to Take the Safety of Health Care Staff Seriously

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            A recent article on HBR written by Ken Segel and John Toussaint, MD, stated that before the COVID-19 pandemic struck the US health care industry suffered more than 550,000 work-related injuries or illnesses per year. This number is significantly greater than any other industry. Healthcare leaders can prevent work-related […]

Podcast, The Lens – 10. Healthcare Leaders Can be a Force for Change that Makes Life Better for Patients and Caregivers

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            Healthcare is in the midst of a massive disruption. With financial structures in tatters and the future uncertain, this is the moment to begin the revolution. But first, leaders need to learn how to support staff at all levels as they make transformational improvements in care. John Toussaint and […]

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