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When is it safe to go to the doctor again? Ask four questions

Patient Volumes have not returned to normal in most health care organizations in the U.S.  One of the main reasons is people are scared to go to the doctor’s office. We might get infected from workers, other patients, even doctors. To assure it’s safe look for the following four things. Is a drive through visit […]

Lean, Shingo, and the Baldrige Framework: A Comprehensive Method to Achieve a Continuous-Improvement Management System

In this article, John Toussaint, John R. Griffith, and Stephen Shortell provide a detailed analysis of how the Baldrige criteria can be met using the Shingo model. Lean, Shingo, and Baldrige do not have to be used independently. They can work together to achieve a culture of continuous improvement. Read the full NEJM Catalyst article

The Lens, Episode #2 – The Importance of Senior Leadership in the Organizational Excellence Journey

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              The Senior Leadership Team sets the tone for the organization transformation. Their commitment and understanding of the journey to come is essential to the success of the transformation. Defining leadership behaviors necessary to lead and sustain a cultural transformation is a critical part of their role. In addition, […]

The Lens, by Catalysis – Podcast coming soon!

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​       We are excited to announce that our podcast, The Lens, will be available soon! In this podcast listeners will hear from healthcare leaders who are accelerating change within their organizations. Discussions will include topics like continuous improvement, strategy definition and deployment, and leadership behaviors for cultural transformation. You can find The […]

Fewer Baby Deaths at Leratong Hospital: This is How They Did it

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The Leratong Hospital in Krugersdorp in Johannesburg has managed to reduce their neonatal deaths by 42% in 12 months using the  daily lean management system. This achievement comes as Gauteng MEC for Health Dr Bandile Masuku visited various healthcare facilities the past month. He visited the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital that also has […]

Improving Health Care Quality Through Clinician Level Integrated Performance Measurement with PCPI

We recently held a webinar with PCPI that discussed: PCPI’s role in quality management Utilizing clinician level performance measurement for process improvement PCPI’s  current policy work in various areas, including interoperability and physician fee schedules Closing the referral loop in ambulatory care PCPI® is a consortium of diverse organizations dedicated to improving healthcare quality, safety, and […]

Closing The Gateway From Surgery To Persistent Opioid Use

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Fifty million Americans have surgery each year. Approximately 2 million of these surgical patients will develop persistent opioid use (meaning they continue to use opioids 90–180 days after surgery). For far too many people, surgery is a critical gateway to the tragedy of opioid addiction. As a practicing anesthesiologist, I’ve been administering opioids for 20 years to […]