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Category Archives: Guiding Principles

Leadership Survey: Organizational Culture Is the Key to Better Health Care

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Organizational culture is the essential element in meeting health care goals, according to Stephen Swensen, MD, Professor Emeritus at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. “Culture, more than anything else, drives performance,” he says. “Culture is the way in which organizations make decisions about what they […]

Improving Governance Through Principles

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Published in Healthcare Executive JULY/AUG 2018, authored by Don Shilton, Joseph Sluka, and John S. Toussaint, MD The value imperative is challenging boards to apply Lean principles to governance processes. Many boards are composed of community leaders who are accomplished executives from other industries. Often, these well-meaning board members want to apply their business acumen to the operations of the hospital or […]

The Principles, Behaviors, and Systems Necessary to Build a Culture of Excellence

Originally posted by hfma at: https://www.hfma.org/Content.aspx?id=60395 by JOHN TOUSSAINT John Toussaint will be presenting at HFMA’s 2018 Annual Conference, taking place June 24-27 in Las Vegas. This blog post touches on the theme of his presentation, Developing the Principles, Behaviors, and Systems to Build a Culture of Excellence. For more information or to register, go to annual.hfma.org. Healthcare […]

New Video that Describes What Can Be Done to Improve Healthcare

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Ted Stiles, vice president of Stiles Associates, talks with Dr. Toussaint about the current and future state of our national healthcare system. Ted and John talk about a wide number of topics that are changing in healthcare. They also discuss the different ways the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is working with hospital leaders, partners, […]

New Book, Management on the Mend, Proposes Best Practices for Lean Transformation in Healthcare

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Appleton, Wis. (June 9, 2015) — The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is excited to release Management on the Mend: The Healthcare Executive Guide to System Transformation, by renowned healthcare leader and Center CEO John Toussaint, MD. The book is Dr. Toussaint’s third and is published by the Center, an education institute for healthcare leaders […]

Understanding and Misunderstanding Variation in Healthcare

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Abstract In a paper presented at the 20th Annual Deming Research Summit, the author described how Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s management philosophy was being applied in healthcare through efforts to learn and emulate the Toyota Production System style of management, referred to as “lean” (Stoecklein, 2014). That paper focused on the principles that were being […]