ThedaCare and Lean Healthcare Featured on Fox News
ThedaCare and CEO Emeritus John Toussaint, M.D. were featured on the "On The Record" show on Fox News Channel in a six-minute segment that aired August 21, 2009. FoxNews.com posted a series of five videos with a more in depth look.
The second video shows more detail about the Collaborative Care model, including interviews with a physician, nurse, and pharmacist who work together.
The third video discusses measurement as a way of tracking performance and driving improvement, along with an interview with a patient.
The fourth video is an interview with an experienced physician who shares his satisfaction with the new primary care processes.
The fifth and final interview is with John Toussaint about the payer dynamics in healthcare and how quality does not get rewarded.
Here is a link to a more detailed summary of the videos, by Mark Graban, LEI Senior Fellow.
Key Concepts of Lean in Healthcare
This two-day workshop, incorporating examples from many healthcare settings, is designed to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of lean, and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a lean healthcare organization.Special emphasis is placed on balancing Toyota’s equally-important core principles of continuous improvement and “respect for people.” Practical steps will be presented for starting with lean immediately upon returning to your healthcare organization, as well as a way of thinking through a longer-term lean strategy for your organization.