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John Toussaint’s Monthly Reflections – If I Were to Lead Another Lean Transformation

Over the years I have often been asked what I would do differently if I were to lead another lean transformation. The list is too long to cover in this monthly letter, but I would like to highlight two important learnings that would shape the transformation differently. View this message on Youtube. I would be […]

Podcast, The Lens – 27. Let Your Daily Management System Reduce the Need for Root Cause Analyses

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            Dr. Lee Erickson, a long-time lean leader with experience in multiple healthcare organizations, discusses with us how a daily management system can help reduce the need for a full-blown root cause analysis. Related Items Creating a Lean Management System virtual workshop The Lean Management System Modular Implementation Program Catalysis Healthcare […]

Podcast, The Lens – 26. How Executives Model the Way to Build an Improvement Culture

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            John Toussaint, MD, founder of Catalysis and co-author of Becoming the Change, explains why leader behaviors are fundamental to building a culture of improvement. Related Items Becoming the Change: Leadership Behavior Strategies for Continuous Improvement in Healthcare by John Toussaint and Kim Barnas Principles and Behaviors of Organizational Excellence […]

Healthcare Professionals Can Earn Continuing Education Credits with New Online Learning Platform

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Appleton, Wis. 3/18/2021 – Catalysis, Inc. has launched a new on-demand learning platform designed to help healthcare professionals create a culture of continuous improvement. Some courses are approved for continuing education credits. The types of continuing education (CE) credit available are: Continuing Medical Education (CME) Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours American College of Healthcare […]

John Toussaint’s Monthly Reflections – New Research Shows Lean Thinking is Making a Difference in Healthcare

I am sure at some point in your career you have had to make the argument that lean thinking will work in your healthcare organization. The first time I had this conversation was with my senior executive team some 20 years ago. At that time, I knew we needed to do better but I also […]

Lean Management and Hospital Performance: Adoption vs. Implementation

Background The Lean management system is being adopted and implemented by an increasing number of US hospitals. Yet few studies have considered the impact of Lean on hospitalwide performance. Methods A multivariate analysis was performed of the 2017 National Survey of Lean/Transformational Performance Improvement in Hospitals and 2018 publicly available data from the Agency for Healthcare Research […]

Podcast, The Lens – 25. Lessons from Implementing a Lean Management System

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            Pam Helander, Catalysis Faculty, to discusses lessons learned while implementing a lean management system. Pam has worked in many roles within healthcare, from a bedside nurse to the executive level and has spent a large part of her career developing, implementing, and leading within a lean management system. Related […]

Podcast, The Lens – 24. How Children’s Mercy Hospital activates problem-solving Capability with Their Tiered Huddles

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            Paul Kempinski, President and Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Mercy Kansas City; a member of the Catalysis Healthcare Value Network, shares how Children’s Mercy now has a network of over 300 tiered huddles that occur throughout their organization each day and activating their over 8000 employees as improvement specialists. […]

 
 
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