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In 2017, Catalysis combined its two network member groups – the Healthcare Value Network and Clinical Business Intelligence Network – into a single entity, now called the Catalysis Healthcare Value Network (CHVN). This member-only Network provides valuable access to more than 70 other network members who are on their healthcare transformation journey. Members receive customized content, information, educational programs and other resources used by healthcare leaders and peers who recognize the three critical elements required to achieve sustainable change:

  • Patient-centered care delivery
  • Payment and incentives based on value and outcomes
  • Transparency of performance (quality and cost) throughout the healthcare system

As a Catalysis HVN member, you are invited to learn from your peers. And more importantly, we ask that you share and connect across roles as you continue your organization’s transformation.

Catalysis Healthcare Value Network Member Highlight: Lehigh Valley Health Network

Like many health systems, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has been working to develop standard clinical pathways to address specific episodes of care. As lean thinkers, we know intuitively that developing a standard approach should improve the quality of care and reduce the cost of care.

As pathways are implemented and loaded into the Epic EMR, pathway owners define four key areas for tracking on their pathway dashboards:

  • Demographic data: What demographic data will be important in studying the effectiveness of the pathway?
  • Process or compliance data: Define key steps in the pathway which will define appropriate use of the pathway; for example, ambulation in day 0 after surgery.
  • Outcome measures: Examples would be length of stay, readmissions, infection rates, etc.
  • Glossary: A summary of all measures used and how they are defined.

Using this method has helped LVHN to ensure that pathway development yields the results anticipated and also provides LVHN with a foundation for improvement.

What We Do
Catalysis will offer special access to information and discussion groups for those who share common interests in specific areas.

Gemba Learning
Structured visits at different member sites, with a focus on seeing actual improvement work firsthand. Learn more.

Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
Two days of intense learning, thought-provoking keynotes, interactive learning sessions and the industry’s best networking. Members get a single free admission included in their membership fee. Learn more.

Collaborative Website
Our members-only website provides opportunities for our members to learn, share and connect with each other. This site also includes examples of documents and tools members have used to help their organizations improve.

Affinity Groups
Member-led work groups around areas of common interest such as the application of lean thinking in areas of: Clinical & Business Intelligence, Revenue Cycle, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management and Strategy Deployment.

Shingo-Based Assessment
Members have access to the Shingo-based assessment process to help members identify their current state of their lean journey and feedback to move to the next level of cultural transformation. Learn more.

Analytic Maturity Assessment
Members have access to a member-developed assessment that will help identify gaps in your Clinical Business Intelligence program and take action to accelerate your analytical maturity. There is no additional cost for network members.

Improvement ideas and stories are shared between Network members through webinars, which allows for exposure to different improvement examples without the expense of travel. These webinars are recorded and available for use by Network members at no additional cost.

Questions? Contact the Catalysis Healthcare Value Network staff:
Paul Pejsa ([email protected]) (920) 659-7469, Brian Veara ([email protected]) (920) 659-7473