Education and the sharing of information are at the heart of Lean Transformation. Simpler® senseis and leaders regularly host and participate in events, conferences and seminars aimed at helping organizations make the most of Lean principles. Here is a listing of upcoming events:
Please save the date! Our annual North American CEO Symposium offers Simpler’s client executives the exclusive opportunity to hear from national leaders in Lean, to learn how other organizations are applying the Simpler Business System, and to network. The symposium will be held in Chicago, Illinois at the Intercontinental Hotel O'Hare. Your Simpler sensei will provide you with the complete details in early 2014.
Simpler client Atrius Health will present "Leveraging Lean Strategies to Innovate and Improve Organizational Performance" at the 2014 AMGA conference. The team from Atrius will present their findings from their Lean journey to date, including that to successfully adopt Lean management in a healthcare setting, employees at every level must be engaged in transformation. Although many healthcare organizations do a good job engaging mid-level managers to help drive change, C-Suite adoption is critical to create system-wide, sustainable results. Attendees will learn more about how the use of Lean management in the performance management setting can arm top leadership (board members and C-level executives) with Lean leadership skills.
Simpler Healthcare is proud to support America's Essential Hospitals (formerly the National Association of Public Hospitals).
Patricia Gabow, MD, Simpler senior advisor and former CEO of Denver Health, will present "Lean: A Highly Effective Approach to Achieving High Value Health Care" at this year's AHA Leadership Summit. (Tentative.) In this session, Dr. Gabow will provide a brief description of challenges in today's American healthcare system and a brief description of Denver Health’s integrated system. The presentation will focus largely on the Lean roadmap for system transformation, the role of leadership in transformation, the financial, quality and human development results of the effort and the lessons learned.
Simpler's Medical Director, George Palma, MD, will present "Survival in 2014 and Beyond: Successful Physician Leadership in a Lean Healthcare Organization." (Tentative.) In this Lean tutorial, Dr. Palma will discuss the key components to leading an organization in a complex, evolving healthcare system and describe strategies to guide successful transformation to a collaborative, patient-centered environment. Additionally, he will share insights from his experience with organizations such as Kaiser Permanente which, through the use of Lean management, produced breakthrough improvements in quality, the patient care experience, and productivity.
Every year, the IHI National Forum refuels the tanks of leaders of change, from executives to the front line, including those of us at Simpler Healthcare! Please visit Simpler Healthcare in the exhibit hall.