“The current state of healthcare needs a lot of work,” said John Toussaint, MD, Center CEO and CEO emeritus of ThedaCare. “The debate over whether the nation has a sustainable healthcare system is over. Decades of rising costs and poor quality proved it does not.” Read more: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13307757.htm
In a new blog post for Health Affairs, the Center’s John Toussaint, MD, joins CMS’ Patrick Conway, MD, and Center Board Member Stephen Shortell of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, to address claims made in the recent New England Journal of Medicine article, “Medical Taylorism,” that the Toyota Production System and lean healthcare […]
By Debbie Goodwin, Salem Health as posted at Mark Graban’s Lean Blog Mark’s Note: Today’s guest post comes via my friends at the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, who suggested this case study from Salem Health. You might remember my post from 2012 where I shared a video of some of their senior leaders talking about […]
By John S. Toussaint, MD as posted at American Association for Physician Leadership AS PHYSICIANS, WE SPENT MOST OF OUR school years focused on learning the science of diagnosis and treatment. We labored to learn the details of how the human body acts as a system, what can go wrong and how the many parts of human […]
It’s an opportune moment for health leaders to focus on ‘Lean’ at a communitywide level, says John Toussaint, M.D., CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value March 9, 2016 By John Toussaint, M.D. Lean principles and processes have become important tools for transforming health care delivery, transparency and cost. Yet, while more […]
John Shook has written a rebuttal to a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, which he says is “superficial and full of misconceptions, trashing lean and Toyota.” This rebuttal is published at The Lean Post, the blog at the Lean Enterprise Institute. Read full post here.
The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is hosting its second Lean Leadership Series at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on April 5-7. The series is a multi-day, multi-workshop event designed to teach leaders how to practice new behaviors and create new habits. The workshops cover a broad range of topics, including coaching skills, the scientific […]
Appleton, Wis. (Jan. 27, 2016) — The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value welcomes its newest board member, Mark Hallett, MD, MBOE. Dr. Hallett is the chief operating officer for two flagship hospitals at ThedaCare, a seven-hospital health system in northeastern Wisconsin. The Center’s newest board member combines 20 years of primary care and specialty practice […]
In a recent article in the Accountable Care News, Dr. Toussaint describes the structure behind the Transformation House. This diagram is a visualization of the interactions essential for a successful transformation. Read article here.
Interview with Dr. John Toussaint, CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value At the recent Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Brussels, Planet Lean editor Roberto Priolo sat down with John Toussaint to discuss the state of lean thinking in healthcare, its challenges and its opportunities. Read the interview at Planet-Lean.com.