Tag Archives: continuous improvement

Podcast, The Lens – 69. Addressing Discharge Barriers at UMass

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Kevin Reynolds, Radiology Technologist and Senior Clinical Quality Manager, and Liz Trumble, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with the Center for Innovation and Transformational Change, from UMass Memorial Health discuss their improvement work on patient discharge barriers. Related Items White Paper: “Discharge Barriers Escalation (Radiology): Easy Access to Information and EHR Messaging Platform Reduce Discharge […]

Podcast, The Lens – 49. Using Kata to Engage Team Members

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            Kata is a pattern or routine that serves as a guide to proficiency and expertise. Bill Boyd, Catalysis faculty, explains the use of kata in healthcare and how it engages team members in rapid cycles of experimentation. Related Items Workshop Kata: A Pattern for Continuous Improvement and Coaching in […]

Podcast, The Lens – 36. Sustaining Process Improvements

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              It’s not uncommon to see regression after process changes have been implemented. It is important to understand why this is occurring and mitigate those issues. Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member organization, Children’s Mercy Kansas City has shared their improvement work in many ways, including at the Lean Healthcare […]

Podcast, The Lens – 26. How Executives Model the Way to Build an Improvement Culture

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            John Toussaint, MD, founder of Catalysis and co-author of Becoming the Change, explains why leader behaviors are fundamental to building a culture of improvement. Related Items Becoming the Change: Leadership Behavior Strategies for Continuous Improvement in Healthcare by John Toussaint and Kim Barnas Principles and Behaviors of Organizational Excellence […]

Integrating a Real-Time Information Framework with Daily Management to Improve Flow and Revenue

By: Lucy Xenophon, MD, MPH and John Toussaint, MD Prodigious streams of data flow to health care providers. Patient-experience comparisons, throughput dashboards, length-of-stay and early-discharge data, rates of hospital-acquired conditions, hand-hygiene compliance, mortality, and readmissions are just a few examples. Often, however, these data do not convey the information that is needed to improve the […]

A Standardized Management System and an Improvement Culture allow for fast, safe, and efficient response to Covid-19

By Lisa Yerian M.D. and John Toussaint M.D. There is great concern throughout the U.S. that health systems will not be able to meet the demand of the potential exponential growth of critically ill patients with COVID-19. This is playing out in New York where some hospitals have full ICUs and too few ventilators to […]