This will be my last blog post as an employee of the ThedaCare Center For Healthcare Value. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with some terrific people who are trying to make a difference. I’ll be moving on to other work where I’ll be contributing to the “gang tackle” of healthcare […]
March is my “anniversary month” at the ThedaCare Center For Healthcare Value. I officially started (as a volunteer) this month in 2010 – five years ago. As we prepare for our 6th Annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in June , I would like to share some observations and personal reflections from the past five years. […]
Today (as I write this) is Veteran’s Day. I’m a veteran. My wife is a veteran. My dad was a veteran. My father-in-law is a veteran. Most of my uncles are, or were, veterans. Some of my best friends are veterans. There are some (including some in Congress) who feel that changing the bureaucracy is […]
This is the first in a series of blog posts where we will discuss our current thinking on each of the principles that work together as a system to guide the thinking and actions behind better healthcare. The focus of this post is to explain what we mean by “guiding principles for excellence in healthcare.” […]
Mike Stoecklein, Network Director, shares his thoughts on the systems that have produced (and continue to produce) the kinds of thinking that drive our actions. * * * * * * We all went to the wrong school. The courses we took, the way we were taught, and trained and treated were all wrong.
For the last four and a half years, I have been blogging on this site about important events in healthcare. The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value has grown rapidly in that time. In fact, we have created a team of highly talented individuals that have a world of expertise in a range of subjects. The […]
Network Director Mike Stoecklein in guest posting today over at The Deming Institute’s blog. He shares about his own experiences with Dr. Deming and discusses how Deming’s approach and teachings can be applied by managers today. You can access Mike’s post at: http://blog.deming.org/2013/02/the-need-for-understanding-variation-to-manage-effectively/