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Newsletter: Are You Overburdening Your Operational Leaders?

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Are You Overburdening Your Operational Leaders? When executive teams develop strategies for the organization, it is important to: Consider the current organization conditions. Jeff Hunter, former senior vice president of strategy and marketing at ThedaCare, discusses defining and deploying strategy. Connect the improvement work to value-driven organization measures. Keep the number of initiatives to the […]

Newsletter: What Causes Physician Burnout?

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The Causes of Physician Burnout and How Continuous Improvement Can Help Physician burnout seems commonplace in today’s complex healthcare system environment. Top frustrations among doctors include: Loss of autonomy Decreased control over practice environment  Insufficient use of time or administrative burden   If you want providers involved in continuous improvement efforts, you must address these […]

Newsletter: Cultural Change Starts With You

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5 Behaviors You Can Change to Create a Lean Culture Cultural Change Starts with You   There are five changes you can personally make right now to develop a culture of improvement at your organization. But, if you are like many other healthcare leaders, culture change seems like a daunting task.  John Toussaint, MD said, […]

Newsletter: How to Sustain a Lean Transformation

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Sustaining Lean Transformation Kim Barnas, president of Catalysis, recently created a new article on the core elements healthcare organizations must have in place to sustain a lean healthcare transformation. “Leading people through complex organizational change requires extraordinary diligence and constant attention,” writes Barnas. The first two core elements are: Lean methods and systems start at […]

Newsletter: Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture

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John Toussaint and Susan Ehrlich co-author NEJM Catalyst Article Dr. John Toussaint, founder and CEO of Catalysis, and Susan Ehrlich, M.D. and CEO at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (a Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member), collaborated to write, “Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture.” The article was recently published in NEJM […]

Newsletter: Cleveland Clinic to Present Learning Session at 2017 Summit

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2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit Adds New Session Featuring Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic discovered the key to sustaining change and engaging leaders in a culture of improvement: Stop having leaders solve all the problems.   Lean transformation leaders from Cleveland Clinic will share their experience at the 2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. Here is a brief […]

Newsletter: What a Bipartisan Approach to U.S. Health Care Could Look Like

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What a Bipartisan Approach to U.S. Health Care Could Look Like   The proposed American Healthcare Act failed to get adequate support in the U.S. House of Representatives. In a new article published in Harvard Business Review, Catalysis CEO John Toussaint, explains some of the steps elected officials could take to improve healthcare for Americans.    Now […]

Catalysis In The News: Sharing Lean Ideas to Improve Healthcare Quality

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Catalysis In The News Sharing Lean Ideas to Improve Healthcare Quality   In a new article published this week in Modern Healthcare, Debbie Goodwin from Salem Health, a Catalysis Healthcare Value Network (CHVN)  member, and CHVN director, Paul Pejsa, outline the benefits of lean methodologies. As a CHVN network member, Goodwin also shares the importance […]