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Podcast, The Lens – 36. Sustaining Process Improvements

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              It’s not uncommon to see regression after process changes have been implemented. It is important to understand why this is occurring and mitigate those issues. Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member organization, Children’s Mercy Kansas City has shared their improvement work in many ways, including at the Lean Healthcare […]

John Toussaint Reflections – What Comes First Technology or Process?

What comes first technology or process? As lean thinkers we know it’s always the process first. Healthcare is not wanting for technology. We’ve spent the last ten years implementing electronic health records, replacing legacy financial systems, and building information flow systems that allow caregivers to have access to real-time data at the point of care. […]

Podcast, The Lens – 35. Benefits of the Masters of Business Operational Excellence Program

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            How do you create an organization where everyone is continuously learning, improving, and remaining committed to its purpose every day? Leaders from various industries including healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and finance are constantly searching for the answer to this question. Laurie Spadaro, Director, MBOE, Fisher College of Business Executive […]

Podcast, The Lens – 34. Putting Lean Thinking to Use in Vaccine Clinics and Lessons Learned

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              Peter Ward, Director, Center for Operational Excellence, discusses how lean thinking helped with establishing mass vaccination sites in metro areas across the country. As well as how this thinking translated in the transition to smaller vaccination sites after the initial rush.   Related Items Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit […]

Electronic Health Records: A Radical Shift Beginning to Realize a Much Broader Promise

The conversion of paper medical charts to digital has been a massive effort over the past 10 to 15 years. The energy has led to the creation of an integrated patient record with every bit of information needed to provide diagnosis treatment and prevention while allowing full access of information to the patient. In this […]

How Do Healthcare CEOs View the Transformative Future?

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A survey of 200 healthcare executives from around the globe, conducted by KPMG, reveals that while the pandemic has quickened transformation in healthcare systems, obstacles including workforce stability, provider incentivization and innovation barriers could slow progress. Chief executives from some of the world’s leading public and private healthcare providers in eight geographies were interviewed for KPMG’s […]

Podcast, The Lens – 32. Developing and Deploying a Strategic Plan at Nemours

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            Kellie Olmstead, Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer at Nemours shares about how they utilized multiple aspects of the management system in defining as well as deploying their strategic plan. Related Items Creating a Lean Management System virtual workshop The Lean Management System Modular Implementation Program Transformation Roadmap Catalysis Healthcare […]