Frequently Asked Questions

What does Catalysis actually do?
The team at Catalysis helps leaders learn, share and connect around healthcare value. Each day, Catalysis experts: connect with healthcare leaders and innovators; ask questions, listen, learn and facilitate discussions; identify best practices in health system management and create educational programs, webinars and other resources to help leaders change behaviors and cultures at their organizations; partner with health systems, organizations, consultants and change agents to create custom learning experiences for board members, administrators and care providers.

What are the programs and resources that Catalysis produces for healthcare leaders?
Programs and resources include:
• Annual Healthcare Transformation Summits in Europe and the United States
• Web Resources
• Webinar and Education Programs
• Peer-to-Peer Networks
• Site Visits at Network Member Health Systems
• Learning Materials (Books, DVDs, Articles, White Papers)
• Research Consortium, Center for Lean Engagement and Research at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

What does Catalysis mean?
Catalysis means to accelerate change with the addition of a catalyst. This new name describes our organization’s vision, to engage with and inspire the world’s healthcare leaders to transform healthcare value.

Who attends the events created by Catalysis?
Each year, Catalysis plans and hosts events including annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summits in the U.S. and in Europe. These events are attended by healthcare executives and physicians from around the world who wish to learn from their peers and share their experiences in transforming healthcare value.

What is healthcare value?
Healthcare leaders, physicians and care providers struggle each day to improve patient care and quality while combating the costs of providing care.

Catalysis shares lean methodologies proven to reduce waste in health systems and improve the care patients receive.

Value = Quality / Cost

As the equation shows, health systems must both improve quality and control costs in order to create value. Everyone — from the frontline physicians and nurses, to the payer, to the employer and the patient — must commit time and energy into defining true value.