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One Proven Way to Improve U.S. Health Care: Expand Medicare Advantage

In order to transform the healthcare industry, it is imperative that we focus on three interdependent components: care delivery, payment models, and transparency. Payment transformation is a key component of healthcare improvement. The present payment system, which rewards providers for over-utilization, is seriously flawed. The more procedures we do or patients we see, the more […]

The Time for Healthcare Leaders to Implement Lean Is Now – Stat!

Posted on by Helen Zak

Originally posted at Lean.org by Helen Zak December 7, 2017 “A bad system will beat a good person every time.” These sage words from W. Edwards Deming, sum up what many healthcare leaders face on a daily basis: bad systems working directly against the ability to deliver quality outcomes for patients. For decades, industry has […]

Newsletter: What It Takes to Sustain Lasting Results and Continuous Improvement

Posted on by CATALYSIS

  New learning experiences designed to fit your needs. EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES Healthcare organizations are radically changing the way they work. They have little choice in the face of declining reimbursements, increased emphasis on value-based payments, consolidation of competitors and the uncertain future of the U.S. healthcare system. In response, many have pursued […]

Say No to the Cookie-Cutter Plan: Your Organization Deserves an Adaptable, Flexible Approach to Achieve Operational Excellence

Operational excellence rests on the premise that organizational culture is represented by the behavior of its employees. According to Aristotle, “we are what we repeatedly do.” Moreover, behaviors prevalent in an organization develop over time and are strongly influenced by senior leader practices. As I once heard Paul O’Neill tell it, culture starts at the […]

Press Release: Catalysis Announces Board and Executive Leadership Changes

Posted on by CATALYSIS

NEWS RELEASE For More Information: Catalysis Sara Thompson 920-659-7461 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CATALYSIS ANNOUNCES BOARD AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CHANGES  Helping Healthcare Executives Create Healthcare Value Through Operational Excellence and Lean Transformation Remains a Strategic Priority APPLETON, WISC. – Jan. 16, 2018 – Catalysis today announced a restructuring of its executive team and the retirement of the […]

Sustaining a Lean Transformation

Posted on by Kim Barnas

Healthcare organizations are radically changing the way they work. They have little choice in the face of declining reimbursements, increased emphasis on value-based payments, consolidation of competitors and the uncertain future of the national healthcare system. In response, many have pursued Lean, which drove initial improvements in their organizations and has benefitted patients (improved quality […]

Newsletter: How the Healthcare Landscape is Changing

Posted on by CATALYSIS

  Achieve radical improvements with model cells. EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES We know traditional care in the United States is too expensive. The cost structures of hospitals are a big part of the problem. Therefore, we are seeing disruption in the hospital industry. Hospital administrators are taking notice of recent trends, including: Free-standing, low-cost […]

Atrius Health Changed Their Thinking and Created Value for the Patient

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Ted Toussaint, a healthcare innovation strategist, and Sarah Steinberg, from Atrius Health, discuss innovative work that they led at Atrius, using a variety of modern product development and innovation methods, including lean, lean start up, design thinking, and more to create new “Care in Place” model for home-based patient care that helps reduce trips to […]