Lean Healthcare Leaders Convene for Third Annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

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The conference, co-sponsored by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute, is set for June 6-7, 2012, in Minneapolis, MN.

John Toussaint, M.D. is CEO emeritus of ThedaCare.

Lean Healthcare Summit keynoter John Toussaint, M.D. is the founder and CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, which includes the Healthcare Value Network.

The summit is designed for senior leaders, physicians, administrators, managers, and front-line clinical or professional staff — virtually any healthcare professional involved in or interested in change within their organizations

Lean healthcare executives, managers, and practitioners who are changing the way we deliver and pay for healthcare will gather at the third annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, June 6-7, 2012, in Minneapolis, MN, to share best practices and the results of recent experiments in the application of lean principles.

Thought leaders within the healthcare and lean communities will address the summit, including keynoters:

Sponsored by LEI and the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, the summit is designed for senior leaders, physicians, administrators, managers, and front-line clinical or professional staff — virtually any healthcare professional involved in or interested in change within their organizations.

Member organizations of the Healthcare Value Network as well as other organizations will report on experiments to improve the transparency of healthcare data, accelerate lean cultural transformations, and create learning environments in hospitals, in addition to other lean efforts being tested.

Attendees also will hear plenary sessions from Network leaders:

  • Alice W. Lee, vice president, business transformation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Jim FitzPatrick, president and CEO, Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa

The summit also includes a full curriculum of Learning Sessions, small interactive classes about practices on the frontier of lean thinking in the healthcare community, with networking, plus ample time for follow-up discussions with presenters.

The $1,400 tuition includes participation in the summit, participant materials, welcome reception on June 5, and food (breakfast, lunch, and snacks) for both days. Pre-Summit workshops are available on June 4 and 5 for an additional fee.

For complete details, including information on continuing education credit, and to register, visit http://www.lean.org/Events/2012_lean_hc_transformation_summit.cfm

ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value
The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is a not-for profit with a mission to change care delivery and payment incentives to reward the best performers on quality and cost and to build and facilitate learning networks of healthcare providers.

Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc., was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D., as a nonprofit research, education, publishing, and conference company with a mission to advance lean thinking around the world. We teach courses, hold management seminars, write and publish books and workbooks, and organize public and private conferences. We use the surplus revenues from these activities to conduct research projects and support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network, the Lean Global Network and the Healthcare Value Network. Lean Enterprise Institute and the leaper image are registered trademarks of Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc.

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