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Collaborative Care

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Since February 2007, ThedaCare has used its propriety care model — Collaborative Care — to change the way inpatient hospital care is delivered to patients. Collaborative Care has not only improved care and lowered costs; it has also led to higher satisfaction rates among patients and staff members. Hospitals have provided care the same way […]

When is it safe to go to the doctor again? Ask four questions

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Patient Volumes have not returned to normal in most health care organizations in the U.S.  One of the main reasons is people are scared to go to the doctor’s office. We might get infected from workers, other patients, even doctors. To assure it’s safe look for the following four things. Is a drive through visit […]

The Time for Healthcare Leaders to Implement Lean Is Now – Stat!

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Originally posted at Lean.org by Helen Zak December 7, 2017 “A bad system will beat a good person every time.” These sage words from W. Edwards Deming, sum up what many healthcare leaders face on a daily basis: bad systems working directly against the ability to deliver quality outcomes for patients. For decades, industry has […]

Summit Reflections: Powerful Data and Mindful Metrics

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By Angela Brubacher, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value   “None of us are reliable, yet.” These were the opening remarks of the Center’s John Toussaint, MD at the 6th Annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit held in Dallas, TX last month. His statement was both a challenge and an encouragement to over 650 people gathered to […]

NEJM publishes ACO perspectve from Dr. Berwick

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Last week the NEJM published Don Berwick’s perspective on the ACO proposed rules just released two weeks ago.  There are concerns with these proposed rules some of which are documented below.  The following is a quote from the NEJM article: “A critical foundation of the proposed rule is its unwavering focus on patients. We envision […]