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FREE Webinar: Five Changes Great Healthcare Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture

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In this 60-minute webinar, John Toussaint, MD. and CEO of Catalysis, will describe his experience helping healthcare leaders focus on the five personal behavioral dimensions that lead to outstanding organizational results. Dr. Toussaint will present data as to why these behavioral dimensions are so important and then focus on specific examples of excellence from St. […]

Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture

Posted on by CATALYSIS

Optimizing leadership skills is more important than ever, given a fast-changing health care environment rife with competitive new services such as CVS MinuteClinics, virtual second-opinion specialty shops, and offshore 24-hour radiology reading services. To adapt, and survive, organizations must take advantage of every bit of institutional talent. But this can happen only if leaders first […]

The Affordable Care Act Has Saved Hospitals More Than $12 Billion in Healthcare Spend – Don’t Repeal It

John Toussaint, MD, Contributor at The Huffington Post CEO of Catalysis, CEO emeritus of ThedaCare President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of the United States Congress on February 28. There, among many other campaign topics, he spoke of the need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. On March 6, […]

Why Best Practices Fail to Spread

By John S. Toussaint, MD, and Montgomery “Monk” Elmer, MD The spread of “best practices” is important in today’s rapidly evolving health care landscape where quality and outcomes matter more than ever. However, spread can be incredibly difficult to achieve. One of us (Dr. Toussaint) has visited and observed 174 health care systems in 17 countries. Almost every one of these […]

How Atrius Health Is Making the Shift from Volume to Value

From Harvard Business Review by Ted Toussaint, Karen DaSilva, John S. Toussaint December 13, 2016 Republican control of the White House and Congress won’t change the U.S. health care’s movement away from the traditional fee-for-service system to one that is based on value, paying providers on the basis of the quality of outcomes achieved for the money […]

Improve the Affordable Care Act, Don’t Repeal It

Dr. Toussaint, in this Harvard Business Review article, outlines the important features of the Affordable Care Act and what should be kept. He discusses the root cause of the cost problem in American healthcare and options to deal with it. Finally, there is a call to action to redesign care around the patient, change the […]