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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 […]