7 Ways Lean Principles Can Help Manage Population Health


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 and more success stories are emerging on the system side, there’s an opportunity for “Lean” in managing population health.

Population health — whether it’s caring for a specific patient population by condition or addressing social determinants of health at a societal level — is a large-scale effort to affect the health of an entire group of people. So how, specifically, can the principles of Lean help accomplish this effort?

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One Response to 7 Ways Lean Principles Can Help Manage Population Health

Brad Lyons says: 03/15/2016 at 6:56 am

Another fine reminder of those that can see and apply the Lean mindset beyond manufacturing and pull and push it successfully into healthcare. And now population health…go John!!


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