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/ Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/five-changes-great-leaders-make-to-develop-an-improvement-culture/ ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value » Articles & News urn:uuid:5035ec44-6aa6-c8e9-dda7-e54a94fcc2d1 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:03:18 -0500 Optimizing leadership skills is more important than ever, given a fast-changing health care environment rife with competitive new services such as CVS MinuteClinics, virtual second-opinion specialty shops, and offshore 24-hour radiology reading services. To adapt, and survive, organizations must take advantage of every bit of institutional talent. But this can happen only if leaders first [&#8230;] <div class="post__author-list"> <div id="attachment_11111" style="width: 185px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><img class="wp-image-11111" src="https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/NEJM-square.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="175" srcset="https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/NEJM-square-150x150.jpg 150w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/NEJM-square-90x90.jpg 90w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/NEJM-square-250x250.jpg 250w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/NEJM-square.jpg 256w" sizes="(max-width: 175px) 100vw, 175px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">By John S. Toussaint, MD, Catalysis &amp; Susan P. Ehrlich, MD, MPP, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center</p></div> <p>Optimizing leadership skills is more important than ever, given a fast-changing health care environment rife with competitive new services such as CVS MinuteClinics, virtual second-opinion specialty shops, and offshore 24-hour radiology reading services. To adapt, and survive, organizations must take advantage of every bit of institutional talent. But this can happen only if leaders first embrace the need to change.</p> </div> <aside class="article__pull-quote"></aside> <p>But in what ways should a leader change? Many books and scholarly articles describe strategies for leadership improvement. For example, the Lominger Group identified more than <a href="http://www.kornferry.com/institute/376-lominger-assessment-instruments-an-overview-of-research-background-and-support" target="_blank">30 key behavioral traits</a> required for outstanding leadership, including “political savvy” and “dealing with ambiguity.” At Catalysis, we have distilled important leadership qualities down to five key behavioral dimensions that, together, are essential for fostering a culture of continuous improvement&#8230;</p> <p><strong>Continue reading full article at <em><a href="http://catalyst.nejm.org/five-changes-great-leaders-improvement-culture/" target="_blank">NEJM Catalyst</a></em>.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Catalysis Announces Executive Site Visit at UMass Memorial Health Care https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/catalysis-announces-executive-site-visit-at-umass-memorial-health-care/ ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value » Articles & News urn:uuid:ef6f90d1-8578-6d15-53d7-1f3228f74a8e Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:12:59 -0500 MEDIA ALERT For More Information: Chuck Grothaus 612-770-0026 chuck.grothaus@c2comms.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CATALYSIS ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE SITE VISIT AT UMASS MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE UMass Opens Doors to Show What Lean Transformation Looks Like APPLETON, WIS. / WORCESTER, MASS. – April 12, 2017 – UMass Memorial Health Care and Catalysis today announced an exclusive Executive Site Visit at [&#8230;] <p><img class="wp-image-9907 alignright" src="https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Catalysis-no-tag-300x68.png" alt="Catalysis - no tag" width="221" height="50" srcset="https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Catalysis-no-tag-300x68.png 300w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Catalysis-no-tag-150x34.png 150w, https://createvalue.org/wp-content/uploads/Catalysis-no-tag.png 457w" sizes="(max-width: 221px) 100vw, 221px" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>MEDIA ALERT</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>For More Information:</strong><br /> Chuck Grothaus<br /> 612-770-0026<br /> chuck.grothaus@c2comms.com</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p><strong>CATALYSIS ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE SITE VISIT AT UMASS MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE</strong></p> <p>UMass Opens Doors to Show What Lean Transformation Looks Like</p> <p><strong>APPLETON, WIS. / WORCESTER, MASS.</strong> – April 12, 2017 – UMass Memorial Health Care and Catalysis today announced an exclusive Executive Site Visit at the UMass Memorial campus at a date and time to be determined this summer. Hospital executives are invited to see how UMass staff implemented lean principles to improve day-to-day operations and enhance healthcare delivery.</p> <p>“UMass Memorial made extraordinary advances thanks to the lean initiatives its leadership implemented,” said Kim Barnas, president of Catalysis. “The Executive Site Visits help executives understand how teams partner to deliver value to patients. This ‘go and see’ opportunity is ideal for any organization hoping to implement lean principles.”</p> <p>During the day-long visit, hospital executives and other leaders will meet and speak with UMass Memorial staff who implemented lean healthcare practices. They will see guiding principles in action as well as the components of lean management practices that help reduce costs, change culture and enhance patient care.</p> <p>Participants will also discover how staff and physicians partner to deliver value to patients, and how to sustain improvement by aligning the organization culture around guiding principles.</p> <p>To register, visit the Catalysis Education website or contact a member of the Catalysis Education Team at <a href="mailto:events@createvalue.org" target="_blank">events@createvalue.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About UMass Memorial Health Care</strong><br /> UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts with more than 13,200 employees and 1,700 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group. Our member hospitals and entities include Clinton Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital, Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Community Healthlink, our behavioral health agency. With our teaching and research partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our extensive primary care network and our cancer, diabetes, heart and vascular, and musculoskeletal programs, UMass Memorial delivers safe, high-quality and compassionate care. Visit umassmemorialhealthcare.org.</p> <p><strong>About Catalysis</strong><br /> Catalysis inspires healthcare leaders and accelerates change. With a focus on experiential education, Catalysis helps healthcare leaders in the United States and Europe create transformative change designed around the patient, payment and incentives based on value and outcomes, and transparency of performance (quality and cost). Founded in 2008, Catalysis is a not for profit whose mission is to help create more healthcare value in the industry. Learn more at: createvalue.org.</p> Newsletter: Cleveland Clinic to Present Learning Session at 2017 Summit https://createvalue.org/articles_and_news/newsletter-cleveland-clinic-to-present-learning-session-at-2017-summit/ ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value » Articles & News urn:uuid:bd1a3f73-4dc8-6b4c-1136-f40fe04227b0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:07:36 -0500 2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit Adds New Session Featuring Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic discovered the key to sustaining change and engaging leaders in a culture of improvement: Stop having leaders solve all the problems.   Lean transformation leaders from Cleveland Clinic will share their experience at the 2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. Here is a brief [&#8230;] <p><!--Copyright (c) 1996-2017 Constant Contact. All rights reserved. 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Here is a brief summary of the session:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> </span></div> <div> <table class="OneColumnMobile" style="margin-right: 5px;" width="267" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" data-padding-converted="true"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding-right: 0px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" width="100%"> <div align="center"><img src="http://files.constantcontact.com/c6152add001/8eba7748-de17-4182-8ff5-5776d5aa719a.png?a=1127719199297" alt="" width="267" height="55" name="ACCOUNT.IMAGE.883" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> <td class="SpacerImageContainer mobile-hidden" style="padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px; padding-right: 5px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" valign="top" width="5" height="1"><img class="SpacerImage" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Through the use of the Kata questions and the creation of a re<span style="font-size: 11pt;">peatable problem solving system, Cleveland Clinic is shifting leader behaviors by providing a simple, visible, and tangible process used consistently across all heal</span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">thcare processes. In this session, &#8220;Stop Having Leaders Solve All The Problems,&#8221; Summit attendees will learn how to implement this approach and see templates and s</span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">tandard work </span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">created by Cleveland Clinic used to engage the front line in solving problems.</span></p> </div> </div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"><strong> </strong><br /> <a style="color: #e67a27; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1916189" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" shape="rect">Register for the Summit. </a></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="CC_Divider" style="margin: 0px auto 0px auto;" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="DividerPadding" style="padding: 8px 20px 9px 20px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table style="height: 1px;" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="DividerHeight DividerBGColor" style="background-color: #722b62; padding-bottom: 0px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" bgcolor="#722B62" height="1"><img style="display: block; height: 1px; width: 5px;" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table id="content_LETTER.BLOCK7" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="ArticlePadding MainText" style="padding: 8px 20px 9px 20px; color: #403f42; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Century Gothic,ITC Avant Garde,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="left" valign="top"> <div class="ArticleHeadlineText" style="color: #722b62; font-weight: bold; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Century Gothic,ITC Avant Garde,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Catalysis Healthcare Value Network Member Included on<br /> <em>Fortune</em> List of 100 Best Companies to Work For</div> <div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> </span></div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"> <div> <div> <div> <table class="OneColumnMobile" style="margin-right: 5px;" width="96" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left" data-padding-converted="true"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding-right: 0px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" width="100%"> <div align="center"><img src="http://files.constantcontact.com/c6152add001/37187a64-980e-45d7-a1ca-704194c4d7bc.png?a=1127719199297" alt="" width="96" height="154" name="ACCOUNT.IMAGE.884" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> <td class="SpacerImageContainer mobile-hidden" style="padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px; padding-right: 5px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" valign="top" width="5" height="1"><img class="SpacerImage" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Congratulations to Stryker Medical, a sponsoring member of the Catalysis Healthcare Value Network, for its recent recognition in <em>Fortune&#8217;s</em> annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the 20th anniversary of <em>Fortune&#8217;s</em> list in which more than 230,000 employees provide anonymous feedback about leadership qualities and support for their personal and professional lives.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <div><a style="color: #e67a27; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://beta.fortune.com/best-companies/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" shape="rect">See the complete list. </a></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="CC_Divider" style="margin: 0px auto 0px auto;" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="DividerPadding" style="padding: 8px 20px 9px 20px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table style="height: 1px;" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="DividerHeight DividerBGColor" style="background-color: #722b62; padding-bottom: 0px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" bgcolor="#722B62" height="1"><img style="display: block; height: 1px; width: 5px;" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table id="content_LETTER.BLOCK11" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="ArticlePadding MainText" style="padding: 8px 20px 9px 20px; color: #403f42; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Century Gothic,ITC Avant Garde,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="left" valign="top"> <div class="ArticleHeadlineText" style="color: #722b62; font-weight: bold; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Century Gothic,ITC Avant Garde,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Annotated Bibliography of Lean Healthcare for Researchers</div> <div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> </span></div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"> <table class="OneColumnMobile" style="margin-left: 5px;" width="247" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right" data-padding-converted="true"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="SpacerImageContainer mobile-hidden" style="padding-left: 5px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" valign="top" width="5" height="1"><img class="SpacerImage" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> <td style="padding: 0px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" width="100%"> <div align="center"><img src="http://files.constantcontact.com/c6152add001/5ba091c7-7903-45c5-98d2-e2f1a4303817.png?a=1127719199297" alt="" width="247" height="73" name="ACCOUNT.IMAGE.872" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The UC Berkeley Center for Lean Engagement &amp; Research in Healthcare (CLEAR) created and maintains a comprehensive annotated bibliography of empirical studies and systematic reviews of lean in healthcare for researchers and those seeking a detailed overview of the literature. The bibliography was just updated in March 2017. Articles are organized by:</p> </div> <ol> <li style="font-size: 11pt;">Health, process, satisfaction, and cost outcomes</li> <li style="font-size: 11pt;">Components, methods, barriers, and facilitators of lean healthcare interventions</li> <li style="font-size: 11pt;">Lean tool development, testing, and validation in healthcare.</li> </ol> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"><a style="color: #e67a27; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.clear.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CLEAR-Annotated-Bibliography-March-2017.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" shape="rect">Download the updated annotated bibliography.</a></div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="CC_Divider" style="margin: 0px auto 0px auto;" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="DividerPadding" style="padding: 8px 20px 9px 20px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table style="height: 1px;" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="DividerHeight DividerBGColor" style="background-color: #722b62; padding-bottom: 0px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" bgcolor="#722B62" height="1"><img style="display: block; height: 1px; width: 5px;" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table id="content_LETTER.BLOCK12" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="ArticlePadding MainText" style="padding: 8px 20px 9px 20px; color: #403f42; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Century Gothic,ITC Avant Garde,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="left" valign="top"> <div class="ArticleHeadlineText" style="color: #722b62; font-weight: bold; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Century Gothic,ITC Avant Garde,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Recommended Reading Made Easy </span></div> <div class="ArticleHeadlineText" style="color: #722b62; font-weight: bold; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Century Gothic,ITC Avant Garde,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #403f42; font-size: 11pt;"> </span></div> <table class="OneColumnMobile" style="margin-left: 5px;" width="117" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right" data-padding-converted="true"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="SpacerImageContainer mobile-hidden" style="padding-left: 5px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" valign="top" width="5" height="1"><img class="SpacerImage" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> <td style="padding: 0px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" width="100%"> <div align="center"><img src="http://files.constantcontact.com/c6152add001/213aa4da-a028-415b-9c93-ebf6f909285f.png?a=1127719199297" alt="" width="117" height="174" name="ACCOUNT.IMAGE.885" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;">As part of our own continuous improvement, Catalysis has implemented a new feature that allows you to purchase recommended reading materials at the same time you register for Catalysis events.</div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"></div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;">Now you can get the right reading materials you need in order to come prepared for workshops and learning sessions. 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In a new article published in <em>Harvard Business Review</em>, Catalysis CEO John Toussaint, explains some of the steps elected officials could take to improve healthcare for Americans. </span></p> </div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> </span></div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Now is not the time to let the ACA implode. 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We&#8217;ve reserved a seat just for you.</div> <div></div> <div>Join us at a Lean Leadership Series and l<br /> <span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">earn from practitioners who have been successful at lean application in healthcare.</span></span>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div><a style="color: #e67a27; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1915170" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" shape="rect">April 18-21, Charlotte, North Carolina</a></div> <div> <p><a style="color: #e67a27; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1927826" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" shape="rect">May 2-5, Seattle, Washington</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="CC_Divider" style="margin: 0px auto 0px auto;" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="DividerPadding" style="padding: 8px 20px 9px 20px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table style="height: 1px;" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="DividerHeight DividerBGColor" style="background-color: #722b62; padding-bottom: 0px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" bgcolor="#722B62" height="1"><img style="display: block; height: 1px; width: 5px;" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table id="content_LETTER.BLOCK11" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="ArticlePadding MainText" style="padding: 8px 20px 9px 20px; color: #403f42; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Century Gothic,ITC Avant Garde,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="left" valign="top"> <div class="ArticleHeadlineText" style="color: #722b62; font-weight: bold; font-size: 14pt; font-family: Century Gothic,ITC Avant Garde,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">New Lean Healthcare Symposium</div> <div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> </span></div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;"> <table class="OneColumnMobile" style="margin-left: 5px;" width="247" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right" data-padding-converted="true"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="SpacerImageContainer mobile-hidden" style="padding-left: 5px; line-height: 1px; height: 1px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" align="center" valign="top" width="5" height="1"><img class="SpacerImage" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> <td style="padding: 0px;" colspan="1" rowspan="1" width="100%"> <div align="center"><img src="http://files.constantcontact.com/c6152add001/5ba091c7-7903-45c5-98d2-e2f1a4303817.png?a=1127603810445" alt="" width="247" height="73" name="ACCOUNT.IMAGE.872" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The UC Berkeley Center for Lean Engagement &amp; Research in Healthcare (CLEAR) will host a special research symposium in conjunction with the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit this June.</p> </div> <div style="font-size: 11pt;">The June 6 symposium will feature presentations of recent resear<br /> <span style="font-size: 11pt;">ch on the implementation of lean, and lean in combination with other performance improvement initiatives such as Six Sigma, in healthcare organizations. 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