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APPLETON, WISC. – FEBRUARY 28, 2017 – The following statement can be attributed to Dr. John Toussaint, CEO of Catalysis.
“President Donald Trump and our elected officials must realize that true health care reform can only happen when healthcare providers are financially rewarded to deliver higher quality, lower cost care. Patients must have all the information they need to make the best healthcare choices and healthcare leaders must be able to build a safe and efficient care delivery system.
“Our government, insurers, healthcare delivery systems and care providers must work in concert to redesign the system to serve patient needs and reduce costs. Good for American healthcare should result in fewer people in hospitals, better overall health status, and access for anyone in need. If the replacement plan Republicans create does not address these concerns, premiums and the total cost of care will continue to increase and our system will remain inefficient.”
About John Toussaint
Dr. Toussaint has directly worked with CMS leaders to broaden their understanding of lean for government and has participated in many Institute of Medicine subcommittees. He is one of the foremost figures in the adoption of lean principles in healthcare. Toussaint was the founding chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization, as well as the non-executive leader of the Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform in Wisconsin. During his 30-plus year career, he both practiced medicine and served as a hospital administrator, before founding Catalysis.
Catalysis inspires healthcare leaders and accelerates change. With a focus on experiential education, Catalysis helps healthcare leaders in the United States and Europe create system-wide, transformative change. We believe in care delivery designed around the patient, payment and incentives based on value and outcomes, and transparency of performance (quality and cost). Founded in 2008, Catalysis is a not for profit with a mission to help create more healthcare value in the industry. Learn more at: createvalue.org.