We are pleased to now offer “Andy & Me and the Hospital: Further Adventures on the Lean Journey,” in the Catalysis bookstore. The book, by Pascal Dennis, follows Tom Pappas’s relationship with Andy Saito, a retired Toyota guru. Pappas and Saito are asked to use their skills to help a major New York City hospital avoid […]
Category Archives: Healthcare Transformation
In this article in Canadian Government Executive, Jacob Stoller outlines how focusing on True North is guiding organizations such as St. Mary’s General Hospital, where CEO Don Shilton’s mission is a “comprehensive lean transformation.” Read the full article here, beginning on page 8 of the magazine.
Checking the process and outcomes boxes only goes so far. To improve health care quality in a sustainable way, some experts argue, it’s vital to look at the structure of care delivery. by Thomas Reinke in Managed Care, January 2017 In this article, Dr. John Toussaint also shares his viewpoint on the fundamental change required in the structure of […]
By John S. Toussaint, MD, and Montgomery “Monk” Elmer, MD The spread of “best practices” is important in today’s rapidly evolving health care landscape where quality and outcomes matter more than ever. However, spread can be incredibly difficult to achieve. One of us (Dr. Toussaint) has visited and observed 174 health care systems in 17 countries. Almost every one of these […]
Based in Salem, Oregon, Salem Health is the premier health care provider for Oregon’s Willamette Valley serving patients in Marion, Polk, Benton, Lincoln and Yamhill counties. Salem Health facilities include the main campus in Salem, Salem Health West Valley in Dallas and seven Salem Health clinics. The not-for-profit organization has provided pioneering medicine since 1896. […]
Located in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario, St. Mary’s General Hospital is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System. Since 1924, the organization has been a cornerstone in the community, providing patient-centered care. Today its team of 2,000 physicians, professionals and volunteers serve a population of more than 700,000 people. A […]
Lean Healthcare in Tanzania: Meeting demand for high quality, affordable eye care Summary In a country of 47.5 million people, it is estimated that 3.5 million Tanzanians live with a disability. There are lasting, severe consequences to delayed treatment of physical impairments, including malnutrition for people with cleft lip/palate, painful mobility for […]
From Planet Lean comes a case study on how an improvement program of the British national healthcare system inspired a Belgian hospital to launch an organization-wide lean transformation with the active support of the HR and nursing departments. Read the full case study here.
A new scientific research article from the Journal of Hospital Administration is now available. “Breadth vs. depth: How to start deploying the daily management system for your lean transformation,” written by Dala Taher, Sylvain Landry, and Dr. John Toussaint. Download the article here.
NEWS RELEASE For More Information: Chuck Grothaus 612-770-0026 email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH OPENS NEW CENTER FOR LEAN ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH IN HEALTHCARE Funded By ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Rona Consulting Group and Lean Enterprise Institute, New Center Will Study Lean Healthcare Management Strategies BERKELEY, CALIF. – October 13, […]