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The Lens, Episode #3 – The Management System at the Senior Leader Level

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              Executives and senior leaders are responsible for ensuring that resources are available, so they deliver on the organization strategy, daily operations, and continuous improvement. The management system allows leaders to deliver on these expectations while adhering to the aligning principles of organizational excellence, including creating constancy of purpose […]

The Lens, Episode #2 – The Importance of Senior Leadership in the Organizational Excellence Journey

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              The Senior Leadership Team sets the tone for the organization transformation. Their commitment and understanding of the journey to come is essential to the success of the transformation. Defining leadership behaviors necessary to lead and sustain a cultural transformation is a critical part of their role. In addition, […]

The Lens, Episode #1 – The Importance of the Board in the Organizational Excellence Journey

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​       Board engagement is often overlooked as part of the cultural transformation. There are four content areas a board needs to focus on to provide needed support to management in this culture transformation journey. Ensure grounding through increasing their knowledge of principles, behaviors, and systems and practicing the methods of organizational excellence. […]

The Lens, by Catalysis – Podcast coming soon!

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​       We are excited to announce that our podcast, The Lens, will be available soon! In this podcast listeners will hear from healthcare leaders who are accelerating change within their organizations. Discussions will include topics like continuous improvement, strategy definition and deployment, and leadership behaviors for cultural transformation. You can find The […]

Fewer Baby Deaths at Leratong Hospital: This is How They Did it

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The Leratong Hospital in Krugersdorp in Johannesburg has managed to reduce their neonatal deaths by 42% in 12 months using the  daily lean management system. This achievement comes as Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Bandile Masuku visited various healthcare facilities the past month. He visited the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital that also has […]

Why Health Systems Will Cultivate the Next Wave of Big Innovations in Health Care

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Incubation of groundbreaking ideas often happens at small startups, and Silicon Valley has become synonymous with innovative entrepreneurism that has transformed how we communicate and put powerful digital tools literally in the palm of our hand. Major health systems may not conjure quite the same images, as the size and complexity of these tradition-bound institutions […]

In Remembrance of Former Board Member Michael Sachs

Our dear friend and former Catalysis board member Michael Sachs passed away last weekend. At the Catalysis board meeting yesterday we recognized him and his contribution not only to our organization but to the broader healthcare world. Michael inspired us by doing important things. Founding the original hospital database, which we now know as Truven, […]

At Public Hospitals, Going ‘Lean’ Has Improved Finances and Efficiency, Reports Journal of healthcare Management

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Over half of public hospitals in the United States have adopted the “Lean” management strategy, leading to improvement in financial performance and efficiency, reports a national survey in the November/December issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, an official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. Although Lean […]