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Category Archives: Industry News

Population Health News Interviews Stephen Shortell

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.

UCSF to Train Residents in Lean Management and Process Improvement

Original article posted at ww.ucsf.edu By Laura Kurtzman on July 13, 2016 UC San Francisco will train medical residents and fellows in Lean management principles, as part of a broader institutional commitment to continuous quality improvement. The effort is being supported in part with a grant from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) […]

Diagnostic Errors, Measuring Performance Among Top Healthcare Quality Issues for 2016

by Sabriya Rice, January 1, 2016 in Modern Healthcare A focus on individual physician performance, reducing diagnostic errors, standardizing performance measures and rethinking patient satisfaction will be among the top agenda items for healthcare quality and safety leaders in 2016. Dr. John Toussaint, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, said there will be a […]

Orry Fiume Discusses How a Lean Strategy can Dramatically Improve a Company’s ROI

By: Orest (Orry) Fiume, with Michael Ballé, Dan Jones and Jacques Chaize, as posted at Planet Lean Every advocate of lean with a skeptical boss has been asked “What’s the ROI of lean?” at least once. This landmark article explains that lean can indeed help us to achieve a superior ROI, so long as we […]

The Most Crucial Half-Hour at a Hospital: The Shift Change

By Laura Landro, as posted in the Wall Street Journal Hospitals are transforming the traditional way nurses change shifts to reduce the chance of errors and oversights in the transfer of information. A critical side effect: patients feel safe, included and satisfied. Studies show that so-called bedside shift reports, with both nurses meeting in the presence […]

Learning to be Lean

  A hospital’s staff discovers improving efficiency isn’t easy by Sabriya Rice CHICAGO ON A WEDNESDAY MORNING early last month, a dozen nurses, housekeepers, surgical technicians and surgical assistants at Presence Health’s Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center are running behind in their hunt for ways to save time on the hospital’s busy surgical floor. […]

Lean: A Comprehensive Approach To The Transformation Our Health Care System Needs

By Patricia Gabow and Patrick H. Conway August 13, 2015 Many approaches to improving value in our health system focus on specific issues involving care delivery models such as optimizing primary care, coordinating care transitions, facilitating the care of the high need/high use patients, or reducing unnecessary readmissions. While improvement in specific areas will yield benefits […]

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. […]