Healthcare Leaders to Share Innovations in Care, Payment Reform, and Treatment Transparency

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The 2016 Lean Healthcare Summit helps providers, insurers, employers, and government agencies learn, share, and connect on sustainable healthcare reform.

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The Summit will focus on the components to healthcare transformation: transparency, care delivery, and payment reform.

The current state of healthcare needs a lot of work.

Healthcare leaders who are improving care delivery and payment across the world will gather at the seventh annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, June 15-16, 2016, in Miami, FL, to share best practices and the results of recent experiments in the application of lean management principles.

Sponsored by nonprofits, the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), the conference is expected to draw 650 executives, physicians, administrators, managers, and frontline clinical and professional staff. Summit registration is open now.

“The current state of healthcare needs a lot of work,” said John Toussaint, MD, Center CEO and CEO emeritus of ThedaCare. “The debate over whether the nation has a sustainable healthcare system is over. Decades of rising costs and poor quality proved it does not.”

To advance the creation of a sustainable system, the Summit gives healthcare professionals the latest thinking and results of experiments in three critical areas:

1. Redesign care to deliver value for patients.
2. Develop payment models that reward providers and hospitals for good outcomes rather than doing procedures.
3. Make quality and cost information transparent so patients can make decisions about their care and where to get it.

Continuing Education Credits
The two-day conference, which offers CME, CNE, and ACHE II continuing education credits, will feature keynotes by thought leaders, breakout sessions on practical applications of lean principles, pre-Summit workshops for building skills, and a CEO panel.

The keynoters are:

  • Dr. Toussaint, author most recently of Management on the Mend.
  • Patrick Conway, MD, acting principal deputy administrator, deputy administrator for innovation and quality, and chief medical officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Kathryn Correia, president and CEO, HealthEast Care System.
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, president and CEO, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement.
  • John Shook, chairman and CEO, LEI.

Learning Sessions
These breakouts address critical implementation challenges:

  • Engaging Physicians: Lean as Preventive Medicine for Burnout
  • Experiments Around the Healthcare Value Network
  • How to Lead By Asking Effective Questions
  • Leader Standard Work
  • Results Focused, Process Driven Ambulatory Clinic Redesign
  • Applying Lean to Federal Healthcare Policy, the Story of a Strategic Design Event
  • Payment Reform: the Employers’ Perspective
  • How Government, Healthcare, and Lean Come Together
  • Deploying Real Time Decision Support within a Management System
  • Business Intelligence Is No Longer an OPTION!

Pre-Summit Workshops
These one to two-day sessions build skills and behaviors needed to advance a lean healthcare transformation:

  • A3 Thinking
  • Lead With Respect: Practicing Respect for People to Enable Engagement, Teamwork, and Accountability
  • Value Stream Improvement
  • Coaching Problem-Solving in Huddles and Continuous Improvement Team Meetings
  • Creating a Lean Management System
  • The Building Blocks of Enterprise Excellence: Accelerating Your Transformation with the Shingo Model
  • Implementing Rolling Forecasts in Healthcare

Summit attendees also will have the chance for a Q&A with a panel of three health system senior executives directly involved in experiments to improve healthcare through lean principles.

7th Annual Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit

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. Learn more at

Lean Enterprise Institute Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, with a mission to make the world better by advancing lean thinking and practice globally to create more value and prosperity while consuming the fewest possible resources. Learn more at

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