Catalysis News http://feed.informer.com/digests/KLQN7YPJZV/feeder Catalysis News Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:42:09 -0600 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Press Release: UC Berkeley Center Launches Unique Lean Research Healthcare Collaborative https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/12371/ ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value » Articles & News urn:uuid:8b4ec542-0e46-50b8-4859-b6163f8c44e4 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:02 -0600 <p>For More Information: Chuck Grothaus 612-770-0026 chuck.grothaus@c2comms.com &#160; FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UC BERKELEY CENTER LAUNCHES UNIQUE LEAN RESEARCH HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIVE SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 7, 2017 – UC Berkeley’s Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare (CLEAR) today announced its collaboration with seven leading American and Canadian hospitals and healthcare systems to launch a [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/12371/">Press Release: UC Berkeley Center Launches Unique Lean Research Healthcare Collaborative</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org">Catalysis</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: right;"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-12372" src="https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/CLEAR-300x97.png" alt="CLEAR" width="300" height="97" srcset="https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/CLEAR-300x97.png 300w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/CLEAR-90x29.png 90w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/CLEAR-250x81.png 250w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/CLEAR.png 699w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><strong>For More Information:<br /> </strong>Chuck Grothaus<br /> 612-770-0026<br /> chuck.grothaus@c2comms.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><strong>UC BERKELEY CENTER LAUNCHES UNIQUE LEAN RESEARCH HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIVE</strong></p> <p><strong>SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 7, 2017 –</strong> <a href="http://clear.berkeley.edu/">UC Berkeley’s Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare (CLEAR)</a> today announced its collaboration with seven leading American and Canadian hospitals and healthcare systems to launch a three-year initiative to accelerate participants’ transformational performance improvement goals using lean philosophy, principles and tools. Participants in the collaborative share a common interest in assessing how the lean system can enhance performance and reduce waste to create greater value for patients.</p> <p>The participating hospitals and healthcare systems include:</p> <ul> <li>Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, N.C.</li> <li>Indiana University Health System, Indianapolis, Ind.</li> <li>Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.</li> <li>St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada</li> <li>Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.</li> <li>UCSF Health, San Francisco, Calif.</li> <li>Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco, Calif.</li> </ul> <p>“The overall goal of this collaborative is to provide evidence-based actionable knowledge on the extent to which lean methodologies can transform healthcare delivery to eliminate waste and optimize value for the patient,” said Stephen Shortell, Ph.D., MPH., MBA and co-director of CLEAR.</p> <p>“This will be greatly enhanced by the ability to benchmark participants’ efforts against findings from a national survey of lean and related transformational performance efforts conducted by CLEAR with the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association,” said Thomas Rundall, Ph.D., co-director of CLEAR.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.lean.org/">Lean Enterprise Institute</a>, <a href="http://www.ronaconsulting.com/">Rona Consulting Group</a>, and <a href="http://www.createvalue.org/">Catalysis</a> provide funding support to CLEAR. CLEAR is an affiliate of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (<a href="http://choir.berkeley.edu/">choir.berkeley.edu</a>).</p> <p>For more information about CLEAR initiatives, visit <a href="http://clear.berkeley.edu/">clear.berkeley.edu</a>.</p> <p><strong>About UC Berkeley School of Public Health</strong></p> <p>The first school of public health west of the Mississippi, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health was founded in 1943 on the Berkeley campus. It is one of 50 schools accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The UC Berkeley School of Public Health improves population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations to meet health needs and achieve health equity, preeminent education that challenges convention and develops diverse leaders, and transformational research on the major public health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-end-</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/12371/">Press Release: UC Berkeley Center Launches Unique Lean Research Healthcare Collaborative</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org">Catalysis</a>.</p> A Culture of Improvement at Cleveland Clinic https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/culture-of-improvement-at-cleveland-clinic/ ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value » Articles & News urn:uuid:72cbda32-3244-e325-8432-0071f3bc92dd Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:46:57 -0600 <p>I had the opportunity to attend a recent meeting at the Cleveland Clinic sponsored by the Catalysis Healthcare Value Network. This was my second exposure to the continuous improvement work at Cleveland Clinic, the first being a session focused on the process improvement in their finance department, two years ago. A lot has changed in [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/culture-of-improvement-at-cleveland-clinic/">A Culture of Improvement at Cleveland Clinic</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org">Catalysis</a>.</p> <p><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-12356" src="https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Cleveland-Clinic-300x166.jpg" alt="Cleveland Clinic" width="300" height="166" srcset="https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Cleveland-Clinic-300x166.jpg 300w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Cleveland-Clinic-768x425.jpg 768w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Cleveland-Clinic-1024x567.jpg 1024w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Cleveland-Clinic-150x83.jpg 150w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Cleveland-Clinic-250x138.jpg 250w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Cleveland-Clinic.jpg 1320w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />I had the opportunity to attend a recent meeting at the Cleveland Clinic sponsored by the <a href="https://createvalue.org/networks/healthcare-value-network/">Catalysis Healthcare Value Network.</a> This was my second exposure to the continuous improvement work at Cleveland Clinic, the first being a session focused on the process improvement in their finance department, two years ago.</p> <p>A lot has changed in the last two years.  The leadership at this large healthcare system understood they could have a much greater impact on process improvement if they were able to have all 55,000 team members become actively involved in the process.  While they were making progress with the continuous improvement team through project work and helping leaders make significant gains, they wanted to leverage their work by spreading the improvement mindset to everyone.</p> <p>The process they use to use to spread this engagement is documented in a recent white paper published by Catalysis entitled <a href="https://createvalue.org/no-more-projects/">“No More Projects.”</a></p> <p>What I learned during my recent visit was that it took a massive effort to change the mindset of so many people.  It’s not that anyone comes to work wanting to do a bad job, but making changes is hard for a single person to do in an enormous healthcare system.  During our visit, we met with various teams of leaders within the system. One group (pictured above) was the nursing managers who are responsible for thousands of patients, and were now being asked to spend part of their day to partake in continuous improvement.</p> <p>These leaders all kept an open mind but one manager admitted he was not so open at the beginning. He initially questioned, “why are you doing this to me?”  He had to change his thinking that they were not doing anything to him, but instead giving him the opportunity to think more about the root cause of the issues, and move beyond work arounds.</p> <p>The continuous improvement team found it worked best when they went to the managers’ home turf. The nurse managers were coached on how to use standard work to drive their day and organize as much of their day with mindful calendar planning, instead of dealing with every problem as it would arise.</p> <p>Each team created a safe place to experiment and gather feedback on new ideas, using kaizen cards and a kaizen board.</p> <p>One of the key behaviors that help spread this culture of improvement was the ability of team members to be vulnerable so that they could feel safe talking about problems and making problems visual.</p> <p>No effort this big could be done without resistance to change. To address this behavior, change management training was built into all portions of the education so they could deal with this ever-present resistance.</p> <p>Each nursing manager was coached on the best way to use standard work, visual management, audit tools, and ensure they were using the best metrics to measure the team progress. On the simpler side of improvement, each team member added the following questions to the back of their ID cards:</p> <ol> <li>What is the target condition (goal)?</li> <li>What is the current condition?</li> <li>What obstacles are in your way? Which one are you addressing now?</li> <li>What is your next step?</li> <li>When can we go and see?</li> </ol> <p>The following reflection questions were included as well:</p> <p>What did you expect to happen?<br /> What actually happened?<br /> What did you learn?</p> <p>These “Badge Backers” as they are called at Cleveland Clinic, provide a constant reminder of how simple but important this culture of improvement is to their organization.</p> <p>The nurse managers said that this way of thinking wasn’t easy to grasp. They had to practice it every day in every situation until it became routine.  They also needed to continue to be curious as to why things happened the way they did. This curiosity was exhibited by asking <a href="https://createvalue.org/product/humble-inquiry/">humble inquiry</a> questions to better understand the problems they would encounter.</p> <p>If there was one theme that continued with all the questions being asked of the nurse managers during this meeting, it was that we all wanted to know how to get people to change these behaviors.  Their answer was to find people who exhibited these positive behaviors and model your behaviors after them.  Many of the continuous improvement team members were also temporarily embedded into the care teams and provided direct coaching on these key behaviors.</p> <p>One of the common obstacles to improvement activity is finding the time to improve. Each nursing manager made a commitment to helping nurses cover for each other so they can do some minor improvements.  These “Just-Do-Its,” are quick and easy projects that may entail writing some standards or updating an existing document with an improved standard.</p> <p>It was clear to me that there was genuine excitement around the process improvement culture at the Cleveland Clinic.  The changes have taken time, but all the work was well worth the effort.  I also want to thank our hosts for this inspiring visit, Dr. Lisa Yerian, Vice Chair, Staff Affairs, Medical Director, Continuous Improvement and Nate Hurle, Senior Director, Continuous Improvement.</p> <p>You can read more about transforming your own healthcare organization in <a href="https://createvalue.org/product/management-on-the-mend/">Management on the Mend</a> written by John Toussaint, MD.</p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenbollinger/">Steve Bollinger</a><br /> Product Director<br /> Catalysis</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/culture-of-improvement-at-cleveland-clinic/">A Culture of Improvement at Cleveland Clinic</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org">Catalysis</a>.</p> Newsletter: How to Transform Healthcare Organizations https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/newsletter-how-to-transform-healthcare-organizations/ ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value » Articles & News urn:uuid:ae26fe8b-7d86-4b1e-c3c6-9b8e3ffedfe7 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:31:20 -0600 <p>&#160; A framework for improving quality and lowering cost to create patient value EDUCATION   EVENTS  STORE  NETWORKS  RESOURCES &#8220;Many problems in healthcare are the result of not a single process but many processes that affect each other. 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Learning objectives: Understand the recent [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/webinar-benefits-of-lean-in-the-value-based-purchasing-continuum/">Webinar: Benefits of Lean in the Value Based Purchasing Continuum</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org">Catalysis</a>.</p> <h3></h3> <h3><strong>Date:</strong> December 18, 2017<br /> <strong>Time:</strong> 11 a.m. &#8211; 12 p.m.  Central Time<br /> <b><p><a class="red-btn" href="https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DR-RSk7MT-KsiRpoea61bA">Register Here</a></p></b></h3> <p>Recent updates to the MACRA/MIPS rules provide an opportunity to improve scores based upon quality improvement.  Join us in this webinar as Mindy Hangsleben shares information on how Lean initiatives can be used to maximize reimbursement through MACRA/MIPS.</p> <p>Learning objectives:</p> <ul> <li>Understand the recent changes to the Quality Payment Program</li> <li>Learn about how Quality Improvement can create higher reimbursement for Medicare</li> <li>Discuss the outlook for the Value Based Payment and importance of Quality Improvement</li> </ul> <p><b>Presenter:</b></p> <p><b><a href="http://api.ning.com/files/1yGcAbtQDwfjesXKavfQ00L4cTZzQrOA2GuCzZxqDSoMoXl2mnEV8r1cMjY6hrwFV-BJGN4RU2lnEMM99-wqobYnn1C1F4Ud/MindyHeadshotPicture.jpg" target="_self"><img class="align-left alignleft" src="http://api.ning.com/files/1yGcAbtQDwfjesXKavfQ00L4cTZzQrOA2GuCzZxqDSoMoXl2mnEV8r1cMjY6hrwFV-BJGN4RU2lnEMM99-wqobYnn1C1F4Ud/MindyHeadshotPicture.jpg?width=100" alt="" width="100" /></a></b>Mindy Hangsleben is a Health Informatics Manager at Telligen focusing on creating patient centered healthcare programs and their implementation.  She recently finished up a 4-year Entrepreneur Fellowship with the Secretary of the Department of Health &amp; Human Services (HHS).  During this time, she worked across HHS specifically focusing in the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  She has a strong Engineering &amp; Healthcare background with considerable experience in process improvement and design, clinical quality measures, health IT implementation, healthcare policy, start-up’s, and lean transformations.  Mindy graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota in 2005.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/webinar-benefits-of-lean-in-the-value-based-purchasing-continuum/">Webinar: Benefits of Lean in the Value Based Purchasing Continuum</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://createvalue.org">Catalysis</a>.</p>