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Category Archives: Healthcare Value Network

Innovations in Management from Children’s Mercy in Kansas City

By: Felicity Pino, Shelly Hammer, and John Toussaint, MD Many organizations have developed a daily management that includes stand-up huddles, a huddle board where key metrics are reviewed, and where staff ideas for improvement are captured. Some have also begun using daily status sheets where managers meet with front line staff to understand barriers to […]

Podcast, The Lens – 9. Why Christie Clinic Sees an Empty Waiting Room as a Sign of Success

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            Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member, Christie Clinic in Champaign, IL, used to see full waiting rooms as a sign of success, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed their perspective. They have put many process changes in place to limit exposure to the virus. Now their goal is to have empty […]

Podcast, The Lens – COVID-19 8. Practical Steps for Supporting People in Times of Uncertainty

            The COVID-19 pandemic turned many of our lives upside down and inside out, which highlighted the need for leaders to be able to help their staff by translating behavior and shifting thinking to help keep work environments positive for everyone. Today Kerri Burchill, Organizational Development Leader at Southern Illinois […]

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 […]

Can You Answer These Five Questions?

Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member Torrance Memorial (TM) is a 610-bed hospital in California. Leadership, for years, has embraced respect for people as the principle underlying all their actions. It’s one thing to give lip service to “our people are our most important asset” it’s another thing to show it through action. When Covid hit […]

WellSpan Health, Letterkenny Partner on the Frontlines of COVID-19

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There was no script or plan etched in stone that had simple answers or even protocol as potential supply shortages loomed ahead of WellSpan Health’s COVID-19 journey. Instead, leaders within the organization took a proactive approach by fostering relationships to secure necessary resources needed to care for communities and staff, including a special partnership with […]

Seattle Children’s Reverse Engineers COVID-19 Resource Crisis with Stratasys and Materialise Collaboration

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At Seattle Children’s, the Improvement and Innovation Department is driven by their commitment to helping faculty and staff find new and better ways to serve their patients, families, and team members. This shared resource spans the organization and includes services such as coaching, consulting, design engineering, education, project management, and simulation. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

UMass Memorial CEO Commits to Avoiding Layoffs, Furloughs

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UMass Memorial Health Care has taken a financial beating during the coronavirus pandemic, as it, like other hospital systems, has forgone revenue-generating procedures during the outbreak. But the Worcester-based system is committed to not laying off or furloughing any workers despite the financial hit, President and CEO Eric Dickson said in a staff memo Wednesday. […]

Resident-Driven Lean Daily Management System to Enhance Care Experience at a Safety Net Hospital

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This article studies the impact of a lean daily management system at Zuckerbreg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Objective: To describe the use of Lean in urology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, a community safety-net and trauma hospital that serves as a major teaching site for the University of California San Francisco. Methods: […]

Cleveland Clinic, Epic Develop Home Monitoring Tool for COVID-19 Patients

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Article from Modern Healthcare featuring work from Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member, Cleveland Clinic, and sponsor memeber, Epic. Cleveland Clinic worked with Epic, its electronic health record vendor, to develop and implement a COVID-19 home monitoring program that is now available for other healthcare organizations across the country to use. Collaboration among clinicians and analysts helped the […]