More

Blog Archives

Newsletter: Leadership Behaviors are Key to Cultural Change

Posted on by CATALYSIS

  Earn CE credits while developing new skills. EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES Martin’s Point Health Care was an early adopter of lean concepts in healthcare, and its use of lean has progressively matured since 2010. As the organization progressed on their continuous improvement journey they realized that a critical component for culture change was […]

Cleveland Clinic Empowers Every Caregiver to Make Improvements Every Day

Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member, Cleveland Clinic, has been on an improvement journey since 2006.  In 2013, the organization began to shift their vision to create a culture in which every caregiver is capable, empowered and expected to make improvements every day     Their journey of learning has shifted to a model that is […]

Newsletter: Is Lean Making a Difference in Healthcare?

Posted on by CATALYSIS

EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES The Center for Lean Engagement & Research in Healthcare (CLEAR) is assessing the extent to which lean management philosophy, practices and tools have been adopted and implemented in U.S. hospitals. CLEAR set out to find answers to these questions: What percent or hospitals in the US are engaging in lean or […]

Physician Leaders and A3 Thinking at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) is a 397-bed public safety-net hospital that experiences over 80,000 ED visits each year and nearly 16,000 admissions. They pride themselves on being a teaching hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and a lean learning organization. After adopting A3 Thinking as the organization’s primary problem-solving methodology […]

Newsletter: Can Changes in Operations Management Improve Patient Care?

Posted on by CATALYSIS

  Don’t miss out on our upcoming workshops. EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES The rate of change in the business of healthcare has been extraordinarily fast in the past two decades. The shift to electronic medical records, mergers that create giant hospital systems, nationwide plans to insure more (or less) people—all of these systemic transformations […]

Part of the Solution: Management Systems in Healthcare

Posted on by Kim Barnas

The rate of change in the business of healthcare has been extraordinarily fast in the past two decades. The shift to electronic medical records, mergers that create giant hospital systems, nationwide plans to insure more (or less) people—all of these systemic transformations have been rolled out with promises that healthcare will be improved for all. […]

Newsletter: How to Improve Governance Through Principles

Posted on by CATALYSIS

  EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES The value imperative is challenging boards to apply Lean principles to governance processes. Many boards are composed of community leaders who are accomplished executives from other industries. Often, these well-meaning board members want to apply their business acumen to the operations of the hospital or health system. Instead, they should be encouraged to focus most of their […]

The Impact of Lean on Healthcare Quality

Posted on by CATALYSIS

Joining Mark Graban for this podcast is Steve Shortell. He is Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professorship, HPM and is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. In this episode, they discuss some initial research that was released in a paper that was published in The Joint Commision Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. […]

Newsletter: Celebrating 10 Years of Transforming Healthcare

Posted on by CATALYSIS

  EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES Our vision is to transform the healthcare industry to deliver higher value through experiments, collaboration, and education that spreads learning and accelerates improvement. A lot has happened over the last 10 years – and we want to share some of the milestones with you! The Catalysis Healthcare Value Network […]