Newsletter: What It Takes to Sustain Lasting Results and Continuous Improvement

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Healthcare organizations are radically changing the way they work. They have little choice in the face of declining reimbursements, increased emphasis on value-based payments, consolidation of competitors and the uncertain future of the U.S. healthcare system. In response, many have pursued lean, which drove initial improvements in their organizations and has benefited patients (improved quality of care at reduced cost), staff (engaged, meaningful, value-adding work) and the organization (bottom-line improvements).
But these initial attempts at lean have been focused for the most part on lean tools, which are not enough; they must be combined with changed leadership behaviors and a lean management system to achieve lasting results and continuous improvement.
Learning Experiences Designed for You!
Workshop: Maximizing Your Improvement Team - March 27
“Improvement teams would greatly benefit from coming together to take this class. Understanding what your teams should produce in order to engage and meet customer requirements is extremely important to move teams and organizations forward.”
-Angela Cockerton, Kaiser Permanente
Midwest Lean Leadership Series - April 24-26
Offered workshops:
  • The Building Blocks of Enterprise Excellence
  • Pilot - Creating Your Change Engagement Roadmap
  • Pilot - Strategy Deployment
CHVN Member Highlight:
An ED care team at Providence Little Company of Mary, a Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member, worked to design, implement, and sustain a team-based approach to the ED discharge process.
The ED team, made up of physicians, nurses, technicians, and registration staff, has achieved and sustained more than a 20% reduction in discharge times and has seen an increase in patient satisfaction.
You can hear more about this work from Drs. Jamie Kahn, MBA, and Jorge Vournas at the 9th Annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit.
Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
Keynote Sneak Peek 
Marianne Griffiths, Chief Executive at Western Sussex Hospitals, will share her experience during their 4-year lean journey.
Get a sneak peek into the National Health Service's approach to continuous improvement in this video featuring their improvement system, capability training, lean projects, and strategy deployment. 
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