WEBINAR – Roadmap to Lean Healthcare Success (4/16)

April 16, 2013 (11am PT / 2PM ET)

The core to successful implementation of lean healthcare is understanding that the transformation is not a project. Instead it is a set of principles, systems, and behaviors – a roadmap.

This free webinar will describe the roadmap, based on his visits to 120 healthcare organizations, in 12 countries, during the last 8 years as well as many visits to leading lean manufacturing companies….covering:

  • What he found in his visits to 120 healthcare organizations — and what we should be doing to improve healthcare, based on the evidence
  • The single most critical element for achieving zero defects in healthcare that’s missing from just about every healthcare facility
  • The management systems, leadership behaviors, and board support required to successfully implement a lean healthcare methodology
  • The 8 core components of a management by process system
  • Your questions

“Lean is not a smorgasbord that you can simply choose one item and be satisfied. It requires commitment to developing a new set of skills as well as changing actions and behaviors,”

SPEAKER:  John ToussaintDoctor John Toussaint, MD, is CEO emeritus of ThedaCare and CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. He was the founding Chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization, as well as the non-executive leader of the Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform in Wisconsin. He has also participated in many Institute of Medicine subcommittees.

Dr. Toussaint’s healthcare improvement work using Toyota Production System principles has been well documented in articles published in Health Affairs, the Harvard Business Review Blog,and Frontiers in Health Management. His work on payment reform and the transparency of provider performance data has been featured in The American Journal of Managed Care and the Commonwealth Fund publications, as well as news publications like The Wall Street Journal, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Healthcare Finance News.

Dr. Toussaint has been inducted into the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame and been a featured speaker at The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Shingo Prize, The Lean Enterprise Institute, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and many international conferences. Dr. Toussaint has written two books: On the Mend, Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry, winner of the 2012 Shingo Research and Publication Award, and Potent Medicine, The Collaborative Cure for Healthcare.