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Tether to the EHR: Primary Care Physician Workload Assessment Using HER Event Log Data and Time-Motion Observations

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Primary care has become increasingly complex, with electronic health record (EHR) systems adding to the complexity. Our patients expect same-day access for face-to-face care during clinic hours and rapid responses to telephone calls, patient portal messages, laboratory result inquiries, and prescription renewal requests both during and after clinic hours. This concurrent face-to-face and non–face-to-face care, […]

Center for Lean Engagement and Research (CLEAR) Creating Lean Action Research Learning Collaborative

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Last October, Catalysis formed a partnership with the University of California Berkley School of Public Health, forming the new Center for Lean Engagement and Research (CLEAR). Under the direction of Stephen M. Shortell, PhD. and dean emeritus, the goal of CLEAR is to help achieve the triple aim of better healthcare quality and patient experience, improved […]

Lean Healthcare in Tanzania: Meeting Demand for High Quality, Affordable Eye Care

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      Lean Healthcare in Tanzania: Meeting demand for high quality, affordable eye care Summary In a country of 47.5 million people, it is estimated that 3.5 million Tanzanians live with a disability. There are lasting, severe consequences to delayed treatment of physical impairments, including malnutrition for people with cleft lip/palate, painful mobility for […]

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 […]

Going Lean: Health and the Toyota Way

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Success and Failure in Medicine In this BBC podcast, Dr. Kevin Fong explores the concept of ‘lean’ in healthcare. He visits Toyota’s largest car assembly plant in the United States and discovers how the company’s legendary management philosophy – the Toyota Production System – is being implemented in hospitals, in an effort to improve patient […]

2016 State Price Transparency Report Card is Released

July 25, 2016 Review of Laws Shows Progress with Much Room for Improvement Most states could be doing more to give consumers the price information they need for making educated health care choices, according to an annual report card released by two independent health policy organizations. The report not only identifies the states failing at health […]

Population Health News Interviews Stephen Shortell

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Population Health News conducted an interview with the Center for Healthcare Organizational Innovation Research (CHOIR) Director Stephen Shortell to discuss integrated care delivery systems, care quality and population health management, patient engagement, and organizational partnerships. Dr. Shortell serves as a board member for the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. Download the full interview here.