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Newsletter: Four Reasons Best Practices Fail to Spread

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  Behavioral dimensions that foster a culture of continuous improvement Get Involved EDUCATION     EVENTS   STORE  NETWORKS   RESOURCES Greetings!   John Toussaint, MD, has visited and observed nearly 200 healthcare systems in more than 17 countries. Almost every one of these organizations has undergone significant innovative care redesign in recent years and has attempted to spread […]

Newsletter: The Six Principles of Lean in Healthcare

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  Cultural Transformation Begins With You. Get Involved EDUCATION    EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES Greetings! The rapidly changing reimbursement environment and trend to public reporting in healthcare necessitates improved quality and efficiency. This shift has led many organizations to pursue continuous improvement efforts. Organizations successfully applying lean across the United States and around the world to increase […]

Newsletter: How to Engage Physicians in Continuous Improvement

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  Leverage the experiences of physicians and hospital executives to create your own plan. Get Involved EDUCATION   EVENTS  STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES Greetings! In a lean environment, doctors and nurses must allow mistakes to be visible in order to perform root-cause analysis and fix the process. But showing these mistakes hits most medical providers in a vulnerable […]

Newsletter: Engage Your Staff with a Different Approach to Process Improvement

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  Get Involved EDUCATION   EVENTS   STORE   NETWORKS   RESOURCES Greetings! After years of team-based rapid improvement events, Cleveland Clinic realized they needed a different approach to process improvement. This white paper tells the story of how their organization engaged 52,000 caregivers in a culture of continuous improvement on a quest to deliver safer, more efficient, and more […]

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 […]