Appleton, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
As the healthcare industry continues to pursue transformation, members of the Healthcare Value Network (HVN), a peer-to-peer lean learning community of organizations across the United States and Canada, are leading the charge with innovative change and significant improvements in care quality and value.
The HVN consists of approximately 60 healthcare organizations who interact with peer groups both onsite and virtually. “By utilizing the peer-to-peer value of the network, our members learn, share and connect with other organizations across system lines,” said Mike Stoecklein, director of the network. “We’re able to spread transformation more quickly and broadly throughout the industry.”
The acceleration HVN members experience in their continuous improvement processes is producing dramatic results for patients across North America through the application of lean principles. These results are sustainable when leadership designs better systems and through role modeling ideal behaviors. Some of the examples are shown:
AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (OHIO)
BLOODCENTER OF WISCONSIN (MILWAUKEE)
PRESBYTERIAN HEALTHCARE SERVICES (NEW MEXICO)
“These accomplishments demonstrate the positive momentum happening every day in HVN member organizations, where frontline people are empowered to drive change,” Stoecklein said.
In an industry governed by the scientific method, too many healthcare executives repeatedly rely on random trial and error to survive. “It doesn’t have to be this way,” said John Toussaint, MD, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. “Network members interact and learn alongside peers who have faced the same challenges.”
Established in 2009, the HVN was founded by the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute. It is now an integral part of the Center and its healthcare mission.
THEDACARE CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE VALUE
The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is an education institute that believes we must have three essential elements for sustainable change in healthcare: Delivery of care designed around the patient; Payment and incentives based upon value and outcomes; and Transparency of performance (quality and cost) throughout the healthcare system. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, we are a small not for profit with a big mission to help change the healthcare industry. Learn more at: createvalue.org.