Category Archives: Corporate News

‘Beyond Heroes’ Earns Shingo Research Award

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Beyond Heroes: A Lean Management System for Healthcare, the most recent book from the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, has earned the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. The award is given annually by The Shingo Institute, a not-for-profit organization that is part of Utah State University. The award recognizes the book’s contribution to […]

Data-sharing Provisions of SGR Fix Will Aid Quality Efforts

By Dr. John Toussaint  | May 2, 2015 With President Barack Obama’s recent signing of legislation repealing the sustainable growth-rate formula for physician compensation and revising the Medicare qualified entity program, doctors will be paying more attention than ever to value. The impact will be profound. Here in Wisconsin, we’ve been privileged to watch it develop from the ground up. […]

Webinar with John Toussaint, MD – May 7

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Management on the Mend, A System Approach to Transforming Healthcare Organizations  May 7, 1-2 p.m. CDT While studying and assisting hundreds of organizations transitioning to lean healthcare, Dr. Toussaint witnessed many flaws and triumphs. Those organizations that win – creating better value for patients while removing waste and cost in the system – have senior […]

A Visit to Thedacare: A Mile Deep AND a Mile Wide

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Anton Grütter, Lean Institute Africa, shares his observations on a recent visit to ThedaCare, where he “came to the conclusion that lean management at Thedacare is not only a mile deep, but it has also been institutionalised a mile wide in the organisation.” Read more of Anton’s thoughts and observations here: Click here to learn […]

Lean Healthcare Summit Will Address the 3 Keys to Sustainable Reform

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Leaders on the frontlines of healthcare innovation will share their latest best practices for using lean principles to dramatically improve healthcare in today’s environment of shrinking revenues. Appleton, WI (PRWEB) April 07, 2015 Lean healthcare leaders will gather at the sixth annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Dallas, TX, June 3-4, 2015, to hear results from leading-edge […]

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value Networks Announce New Members

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For Immediate Release For more information contact: Nicole Singer [email protected] (414) 270-3000, ext. 231 Appleton, Wisconsin (March 19, 2015) — The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value welcomes two new members to its networks. New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, has joined the Center’s Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN) and Reliant Medical Group […]

Leonard Berry Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship

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ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value board member and marketing professor Leonard Berry has been selected for the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship – the highest award given to a faculty member at Mays Business School. The selection process consisted of faculty nominations, reviews and recommendations by the Mays Research Council, the Mays […]

Investigative Report: How Much Hospitals Charge

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GREEN BAY – As a cost-conscious consumer, you wouldn’t pay $3 a gallon for gas if across town you could buy it for $2.50. But whether you realize it or not that’s what you’re doing with health care. FOX11 Investigates found hospitalization cost figures, provided by Green Bay’s four hospitals, show a wide range of […]

Healthcare Value Network Members Share New Quarterly Results

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  Lean Principles and Peer-to-Peer Learning Improve Patient Value Throughout 2014, members of the Healthcare Value Network (HVN) released results of their healthcare improvement efforts. That commitment to transparency now continues into the first quarter of 2015 with the HVN’s latest batch of results on the power of lean principles to drive improvement in care […]