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Prioritization and Deselection: “Moving at the Speed of Trust”

Posted on by Jeff Hunter

“Moving at the speed of trust” was the phrase a senior physician leader used during my recent Patient-Centered Strategy workshop. His observation was that senior leadership teams struggle because prioritization and deselection require real choice-making among alternatives. It requires a team to say “not now” to a good idea because the capacity does not exist […]

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 […]

Creating The Next Generation: The Payment Model We Need From Medicare

Posted on by John Toussaint

Four years of nation-wide testing by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has now proven that the current shared savings payment models do not work effectively for low-cost Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). High-cost ACOs have more room to improve and therefore more opportunity for savings. In this Health Affairs blog, David Krueger, M.D., […]

Don’t get Sick on the Weekend – Why Lean is Difficult in Healthcare

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The current way healthcare services are delivered in this country is, at its core, the opposite of lean.  Those of us working in the industry need to do much more to become truly patient-centered, or lean, as stated in so many of our mission statements. To elaborate this point, I will focus on “flow and […]

BidRx: A Competitive Electronic Marketplace for Pharmacy

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Dr. Ralph F. Kalies, founder of BidRx, explains how changing the traditional business model in the pharmacy industry can help lower costs. Organization Overview: BidRx® creates a competitive electronic marketplace (CEMTM) for medications that allows patients and providers to engage in active, transparent commerce on-line and in real time. The model fosters head-to-head, value-driven competition among […]

Medical home pilots spur delivery and payment reform

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Patient-centered medical home models have proven that they reduce hospital admission and emergency room use in recent pilots. WellPoint and other payers were involved in medical home test models in Colorado and New Hampshire that demonstrated not only higher-performing care delivery but an example of payment reform with its incentives for care coordination and improved […]

Building the Case for Change

Posted on by John Toussaint

John Toussaint, MD, summarizes the three core elements needed to dramatically improve healthcare value in the U.S. John Toussaint, MD, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and author of the recently published Potent Medicine: The Collaborative Cure for Healthcare is featured in this presentation summarizing the three core elements needed to dramatically improve […]

Building the Case for Change

Posted on by John Toussaint

John Toussaint, MD, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and author of the recently published Potent Medicine: The Collaborative Cure for Healthcare is featured in this presentation summarizing the three core elements needed to dramatically improve healthcare value in the United States: Delivery of Care Designed around the Patient. Meaningful care delivery is […]

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