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Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit 2016
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Each year the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute team up to deliver a high caliber two day conference highlighting transformations in the healthcare industry. Attendees from the lean healthcare community around the world come to learn, share, and connect in an annual event that is highly value-added, and walk away with actionable ideas and new connections for the journey ahead.

By attending this Summit, participants will learn from examples of care delivery redesign supported by results, examples of payment systems that reward patient value creation, and cases of business intelligence supporting performance transparency. Work of the Healthcare Value Network and the Clinical Business Intelligence Network organizations are brought to life in engaging, interactive sessions.

This year we will continue to discuss how focusing on delivery, transparency, and payment continue to be the underpinnings of a system of healthcare transformation, as outlined in the ThedaCare Center’s publication Management on the Mend.


This year's Summit Highlights

  • An expanded focus on all components of healthcare transformation, including Transparency and Payment Initiatives.
  • Sessions featuring leaders in the provider, employer, purchaser, and patient safety communities that have learned to create transparency of performance, care delivery with less waste and fewer errors, and payment systems that reward patient value creation.
  • The rare opportunity to hear and question senior leaders on our CEO Panel who are directly engaged in their organization's lean healthcare experiments.
  • Pre-Summit Workshops that build the skills you and your team will need to make your transformation successful and sustainable.
  • MetastarContinuing Education Information - find complete CME, CNE, and ACHE credit information here


Your Hosts

The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute.

ThedaCareLean Enterprise Institue


Learning Sessions | Networking Opportunities | Fees | Pre-Summit Workshops

Keynote Speaker 1: John Toussaint

John is one of the foremost figures in the adoption of lean principles in healthcare. Under his leadership, the Center has launched several peer-to-peer learning networks, developed in-depth workshops and advanced the idea of healthcare value through delivery reform, transparency and payment reform.

Keynote Speaker 2: John Shook

John Shook was Toyota’sf irst American kacho (manager) in Japan. In the U.S., Shook has lead lean transformations in healthcare, and dozens of other sectors. John is the author of Managing to Learn, and co-author of Learning to See, and Kaizen Express. John’s unique insights into the challenges of lean in healthcare today will challenge you and help you develop new approaches to lean thinking.

Keynote Speaker 3: Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell serves as President & CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, a national network of multi-stakeholder Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives with over 35 members across the US.  She is the Vice Chair of the Physician Focused Payment Technical Advisory Committee, a Guiding Committee Member of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), , and on the Coordinating Committee of NQF’s Measure Application Partnership.

Keynote speaker 4: Kathryn G. Correia

HealthEast Care System is a community-focused, non-profit health care system that provides a full spectrum of health services.  Hospitals include St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, Woodwinds Health Campus and Bethesda Hospital.

Keynote Speaker 5: Patrick H. Conway

Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, is the CMS Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer. As the CMS Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and CMS Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Conway is responsible for overseeing the programs that serve the over 130 million Americans that access health care services through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Learning Sessions

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Engaging Physicians: Lean as Preventive Medicine for Burnout

It can be challenging to get physicians engaged in lean improvement activities.  One root cause of this is that physicians (and other healthcare professionals) are experiencing increasing levels of burnout and deterioration of work-life balance.  While they stand to benefit significantly from redesigning their work flows with lean, they are hesitant for a number of reasons. 

This interactive panel session will offer some root causes of physician burnout as seen and experienced firsthand by the presenters, who will also share strategies to engage physicians in lean redesign work. Each panelist will also provide examples that have succeeded in engaging physicians in lean redesign and improving physician satisfaction in their organization.

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify drivers and root causes of physician burnout
  • Examine strategies to reduce the root causes of burnout
  • Discuss the need for an action plan to engage physicians in lean redesign work in order to prevent burnout through improved physician satisfaction



Experiments Around the Network
How to Lead By Asking Effective Questions
Leader Standard Work
Results Focused, Process Driven Ambulatory Clinic Redesign
Applying Lean to Federal Healthcare Policy, the Story of a Strategic Design Event
Payment Reform: The Employers’ Perspective
How Government, Healthcare, and Lean Come Together
Population Health: A journey to deploying real time decision support
Business Intelligence is no longer an OPTION!
Improving Patient Experience, Patient Safety and Patient Progression through a Lean Management System
Doing the Splits in the ED: Emerging Models in Academic Medicine
Lean Dentist
Lean Transformation Across Cultures: The lean journey of a disability hospital & newborn healthcare programme in East Africa
Preparing Senior Leadership and The Lean Office for Organization Transformation

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Networking Opportunities

The summit is designed to be the best networking venue in the Lean Community by providing formal and informal ways for you to connect with counterparts facing the same challenges as you:

  • June 14: Welcome Reception (get to know fellow attendees prior to the start of the Summit)
  • June 15: Transformational Jazz (listen to live music while connecting with other attendees in the evening)
  • Networking Breaks (30 minutes to allow time for a phone call, cup of coffee, and conversation)
  • Lunch Roundtables (attendee-led discussions on topics you've told us are important to you)

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$1,400.00 USD
The registration fee includes participation in the Summit, participant materials, and food for both days. If you need to be invoiced please call 617.871.2900.
Pre-Summit Workshops are available to Summit attendees Jun 13-14 for an additional fee. Breakfast and lunch are included.

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Confirmations, Cancelations, and Substitutions

Once registered for the Summit or for Pre-Summit Workshops, you will receive a confirmation email. To receive a full refund, notice of cancelation must be received by May 15, 2016. After this date, cancelations will be subject to a non-refundable $350.00 cancelation fee. Substitutions may be made at any time before June 15, 2016.
If you have any further questions please contact the Lean Enterprise Institute at 617-871-2900 or summits@lean.org.

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