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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 […]

At Public Hospitals, Going ‘Lean’ Has Improved Finances and Efficiency, Reports Journal of healthcare Management

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Over half of public hospitals in the United States have adopted the “Lean” management strategy, leading to improvement in financial performance and efficiency, reports a national survey in the November/December issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, an official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. Although Lean […]

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 […]

Is Quality a Strategy or an Operation?

Traditional healthcare management needs an overhaul. Medical errors have become a norm and costs continue to escalate. A new management philosophy is emerging at a few NHS Trusts. Recent research has shown that operational excellence, the management approach described in this article, leads to improved patient cost and quality outcomes. However, it requires healthcare leaders […]

Improving Reliability in Healthcare

Abstract: It is well known that health-care performance is highly variable and not reliable. To address this issue, a number of health-care leaders have been experimenting with operational methods derived from non–health-care industries. Leaders at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and ThedaCare have been studying and applying principles from consistently high-performing […]

The Problem with Plan-Do-Study-Adjust Cycles

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Quality improvement (QI) methods have been introduced to healthcare to support the delivery of care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and cost effective. Of the many QI tools and methods, the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle is one of the few that focuses on the crux of change, the translation of ideas and intentions into […]