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Physician Leaders and A3 Thinking at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) is a 397-bed public safety-net hospital that experiences over 80,000 ED visits each year and nearly 16,000 admissions. They pride themselves on being a teaching hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and a lean learning organization. After adopting A3 Thinking as the organization’s primary problem-solving methodology […]

Newsletter: Can Changes in Operations Management Improve Patient Care?

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  Don’t miss out on our upcoming workshops. EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES The rate of change in the business of healthcare has been extraordinarily fast in the past two decades. The shift to electronic medical records, mergers that create giant hospital systems, nationwide plans to insure more (or less) people—all of these systemic transformations […]

Part of the Solution: Management Systems in Healthcare

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The rate of change in the business of healthcare has been extraordinarily fast in the past two decades. The shift to electronic medical records, mergers that create giant hospital systems, nationwide plans to insure more (or less) people—all of these systemic transformations have been rolled out with promises that healthcare will be improved for all. […]

Newsletter: How to Improve Governance Through Principles

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  EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES The value imperative is challenging boards to apply Lean principles to governance processes. Many boards are composed of community leaders who are accomplished executives from other industries. Often, these well-meaning board members want to apply their business acumen to the operations of the hospital or health system. Instead, they should be encouraged to focus most of their […]

The Impact of Lean on Healthcare Quality

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Joining Mark Graban for this podcast is Steve Shortell. He is Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professorship, HPM and is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. In this episode, they discuss some initial research that was released in a paper that was published in The Joint Commision Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. […]

Newsletter: Celebrating 10 Years of Transforming Healthcare

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  EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES Our vision is to transform the healthcare industry to deliver higher value through experiments, collaboration, and education that spreads learning and accelerates improvement. A lot has happened over the last 10 years – and we want to share some of the milestones with you! The Catalysis Healthcare Value Network […]

Improving Governance Through Principles

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Published in Healthcare Executive JULY/AUG 2018, authored by Don Shilton, Joseph Sluka, and John S. Toussaint, MD The value imperative is challenging boards to apply Lean principles to governance processes. Many boards are composed of community leaders who are accomplished executives from other industries. Often, these well-meaning board members want to apply their business acumen to the operations of the hospital or […]

Leaning in to Succeed in Public Hospitals

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As first responders for medical care, behavioral health, and other urgent community needs, California’s public hospital systems serve a disproportionate share of uninsured people and patients with complex health care needs. These institutions are inherently vulnerable to the shifting needs of local, state, and federal forces. Public hospitals must balance their responsiveness to often divergent and […]

Newsletter: No One Likes to Change but We All Like to Improve

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  EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES The 9th annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Chicago, IL was a great success. We enjoyed learning, sharing, and connecting with healthcare leaders from around the world. Here are a few key learnings from the week: The executive team should be the coaches and teach new leaders. The hardest […]