Registration for the 5th Annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit Is Open

The Summit, set for June 4-5, 2014, in Los Angeles, will focus on the components to healthcare transformation—transparency, care delivery and payment reform.

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Summit keynoter Kim Barnas is author of the forthcoming book "Beyond Heroes: A Lean Management System for Healthcare."

The Summit offers leaders the opportunity to learn about improvements in delivery, payment, and transparency from organizations and individuals that are making real change in the industry.

Appleton, WI (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

Lean healthcare leaders can register for the upcoming Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Los Angeles on June 4-5, 2014. The Summit, sponsored by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), offers leaders the opportunity to learn about improvements in delivery, payment, and transparency from organizations and individuals that are making real change in the industry. The Summit is designed to bring nurses, physicians, administrators, senior leadership and any other healthcare professional that want to be involved in transforming healthcare together to learn and share.

John Toussaint, MD, founder and CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, CEO emeritus of ThedaCare, and author of “Potent Medicine” and “On the Mend” will deliver a keynote address that will discuss the interconnectedness of the three facets of healthcare transformation: care delivery redesign, payment reform and transparency.

Kim Barnas, Senior Vice President of ThedaCare, President of Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center, and author of the soon-to-be-released book “Beyond Heroes,” will deliver a keynote on the need for and the elements of a lean management system in healthcare.

Other keynote speakers will include Patrick Conway, MD, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality & Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and John Shook, the Chairman and CEO of the Lean Enterprise Institute.

The Summit will offer eight different learning sessions each day; each with a more in- depth focus on the individual components of healthcare reform. Network members from the Healthcare Value Network and the Clinical Business Intelligence Network will be featured, along with learning sessions on accountable care organizations, payment experiments, and research centers. There will also be a CEO panel, hosted by author Mark Graban, which will provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions of three CEOs; the panel will be comprised of Kathryn Correia, President and CEO of HealthEast, Maura Davies, President and CEO of Saskatoon Health Region, and Laura Easton, President and CEO at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Attendance for the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit is capped at 600. To register, call LEI at 617-871-2900 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST or visit: http://www.lean.org/Events/2014_lean_hc_transformation_summit.cfm.

The $1,400 registration fee includes participation, supporting participant materials, welcome reception on June 3rd, plus breakfast and lunch for both days. Registration for pre-summit workshops is also available online at LEI’s website on June 2-3, 2014 for an additional fee.

The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Appleton, WI, 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 Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, makes things better through lean research, education, publishing, and conferences. Founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, PhD, LEI supports other lean initiatives such as the Lean Global Network, the Lean Education Academic Network, and the Healthcare Value Network. Visit LEI lean.org more information.