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FREE Webinar: Five Changes Great Healthcare Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture

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In this 60-minute webinar, John Toussaint, MD. and CEO of Catalysis, will describe his experience helping healthcare leaders focus on the five personal behavioral dimensions that lead to outstanding organizational results. Dr. Toussaint will present data as to why these behavioral dimensions are so important and then focus on specific examples of excellence from St. […]

Newsletter: How to Sustain a Lean Transformation

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Sustaining Lean Transformation Kim Barnas, president of Catalysis, recently created a new article on the core elements healthcare organizations must have in place to sustain a lean healthcare transformation. “Leading people through complex organizational change requires extraordinary diligence and constant attention,” writes Barnas. The first two core elements are: Lean methods and systems start at […]

“Too Busy to Walk the Gemba”

It’s not exactly uncommon for lean newcomers to view it as an additional burden on already-crammed schedules. And that’s certainly not uncommon for healthcare executives whose days are consistently packed with meetings, email correspondence, paperwork, compliance assurance and more. Chris Weisbrod has seen many healthcare leaders even refuse to go on simple gemba walks, claiming […]

Sustaining Lean Transformation

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Sometimes organizational change results in strategy shifts that are detrimental to lean healthcare transformation. How can healthcare executives ensure their lean efforts and achievements last for the long haul? Catalysis President Kim Barnas highlights four essential elements in her article, “Sustaining Lean Transformation.” This article will help any healthcare leader understand how to keep lean […]

Lean Success and the Power of Networks

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When healthcare organizations take the bold step to embark on a lean transformation, the results they anticipate are based on one thing: improving patient outcomes. At Catalysis we first began helping hospital administrators understand and implement lean principles in 2008, before lean was truly proven in the industry. Dr. John Toussaint, founder and CEO of […]

Newsletter: Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture

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John Toussaint and Susan Ehrlich co-author NEJM Catalyst Article Dr. John Toussaint, founder and CEO of Catalysis, and Susan Ehrlich, M.D. and CEO at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (a Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member), collaborated to write, “Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture.” The article was recently published in NEJM […]

Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture

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Optimizing leadership skills is more important than ever, given a fast-changing health care environment rife with competitive new services such as CVS MinuteClinics, virtual second-opinion specialty shops, and offshore 24-hour radiology reading services. To adapt, and survive, organizations must take advantage of every bit of institutional talent. But this can happen only if leaders first […]

Catalysis Announces Executive Site Visit at UMass Memorial Health Care

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MEDIA ALERT For More Information: Chuck Grothaus 612-770-0026 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CATALYSIS ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE SITE VISIT AT UMASS MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE UMass Opens Doors to Show What Lean Transformation Looks Like APPLETON, WIS. / WORCESTER, MASS. – April 12, 2017 – UMass Memorial Health Care and Catalysis today announced an exclusive Executive Site Visit at […]

Newsletter: Cleveland Clinic to Present Learning Session at 2017 Summit

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2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit Adds New Session Featuring Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic discovered the key to sustaining change and engaging leaders in a culture of improvement: Stop having leaders solve all the problems.   Lean transformation leaders from Cleveland Clinic will share their experience at the 2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. Here is a brief […]