Category Archives: Corporate News

Making a Case for Healthcare Innovation

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A Selected Case Study in Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Looking Beyond Fee for Service by Rachel Regan Program Description: Until now, experiments using alternative payment methods to meet similar objectives have shown mixed results. Wisconsin’s Statewide Value Committee (SVC), a multi-stakeholder group working to accelerate the improvement of the healthcare system, began new discussions to […]

New Book, Management on the Mend, Proposes Best Practices for Lean Transformation in Healthcare

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Appleton, Wis. (June 9, 2015) — The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is excited to release Management on the Mend: The Healthcare Executive Guide to System Transformation, by renowned healthcare leader and Center CEO John Toussaint, MD. The book is Dr. Toussaint’s third and is published by the Center, an education institute for healthcare leaders […]

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value to Present Back-to-Back Sessions on Lean Practices

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The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value will hold two workshops to give organizations a unique opportunity to learn and practice lean management tools over a four day span: A3 Thinking, July 13-14, and Reduce Your Unplanned Hospital Readmissions, July 15-16. Attendees can first learn and practice the scientific method for daily problem solving in A3 […]

‘Beyond Heroes’ Earns Shingo Research Award

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Beyond Heroes: A Lean Management System for Healthcare, the most recent book from the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, has earned the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. The award is given annually by The Shingo Institute, a not-for-profit organization that is part of Utah State University. The award recognizes the book’s contribution to […]

Data-sharing Provisions of SGR Fix Will Aid Quality Efforts

By Dr. John Toussaint  | May 2, 2015 With President Barack Obama’s recent signing of legislation repealing the sustainable growth-rate formula for physician compensation and revising the Medicare qualified entity program, doctors will be paying more attention than ever to value. The impact will be profound. Here in Wisconsin, we’ve been privileged to watch it develop from the ground up. […]

Webinar with John Toussaint, MD – May 7

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Management on the Mend, A System Approach to Transforming Healthcare Organizations  May 7, 1-2 p.m. CDT While studying and assisting hundreds of organizations transitioning to lean healthcare, Dr. Toussaint witnessed many flaws and triumphs. Those organizations that win – creating better value for patients while removing waste and cost in the system – have senior […]

A Visit to Thedacare: A Mile Deep AND a Mile Wide

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Anton Grütter, Lean Institute Africa, shares his observations on a recent visit to ThedaCare, where he “came to the conclusion that lean management at Thedacare is not only a mile deep, but it has also been institutionalised a mile wide in the organisation.” Read more of Anton’s thoughts and observations here: Click here to learn […]

Lean Healthcare Summit Will Address the 3 Keys to Sustainable Reform

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Leaders on the frontlines of healthcare innovation will share their latest best practices for using lean principles to dramatically improve healthcare in today’s environment of shrinking revenues. Appleton, WI (PRWEB) April 07, 2015 Lean healthcare leaders will gather at the sixth annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Dallas, TX, June 3-4, 2015, to hear results from leading-edge […]

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value Networks Announce New Members

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For Immediate Release For more information contact: Nicole Singer [email protected] (414) 270-3000, ext. 231 Appleton, Wisconsin (March 19, 2015) — The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value welcomes two new members to its networks. New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, has joined the Center’s Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN) and Reliant Medical Group […]