In the latest article from Exploring Forward-Thinking Workplaces, Bill Fox interviewed John Toussaint, MD and CEO of Catalysis. Fox created “Insights from Leading a Lean Healthcare Revolution,” based on the information Dr. Toussaint shared regarding his experience adapting and implementing lean methodologies at hospitals and health systems around the world. We are pleased to share […]
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During my tenure as a hospital CEO, one hurdle often seemed insurmountable: getting leaders and staff across the organization to think like innovators. Many leaders suffer from behavioral tendencies and management styles that don’t naturally allow for innovative thinking. Decades of adhering to regulations, organizational procedures and healthcare mandates hinder the ability (or desire) to […]
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 […]
In this new article in Harvard Business Review by Dr. Toussaint he describes policies that could increase competition, reduce the cost of care and cover more Americans. Join this conversation by adding your comments.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
A new scientific research article from the Journal of Hospital Administration is now available. “Breadth vs. depth: How to start deploying the daily management system for your lean transformation,” written by Dala Taher, Sylvain Landry, and Dr. John Toussaint. Download the article here.
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 […]
In this new post in the UK Improvement Alliance blog, John Toussaint, MD, describes how collaborative learning and the ability to go see what good looks like, is the foundation of the Healthcare Value Network. Read full article here.