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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:

Simpler Hosted Events | Conferences

Simpler Hosted Events

Simpler Europe's Practitioners Conference
Where: Dijon, France
When: October 28-29, 2014

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Please save the date for Simpler Europe's Practitioners Conference, reserved solely for current Simpler clients.  The conference is geared towards your Lean core team members, value stream owners, department managers and directors, and operations managers. This program is free of charge to current Simpler clients.

Speakers include:

  • Steven Balint, RES Group
  • Darren Hobbs, AIM Aviation
  • O. Ohrling, Vossloh Nordic
  • Guus Sturk, AMC Hospital

The symposium will be held at the Hotel Mercure.   A specially-priced block of rooms has been reserved at a preferred rate of 135.00 € (TTC, breakfast and city tax included) until October 1, 2014.  To book, please email reservations to h1227-re@accor.com and reference Simpler.  A detailed agenda will be emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.

Questions?  Please speak with your Simpler sensei or email Liesl Friesenhahn at travel@simpler.com.



Simpler North America's Practitioners Conference
Where: Chicago, IL, USA
When: February 26-27, 2015

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Please save the date for Simpler’s North America Practitioners Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois on February 26-27, 2015.  This event provides a unique opportunity for Simpler client practitioners to share lessons learned, collaborate on new ideas, and enhance their own improvement and leadership capabilities.  The conference will be held at the Doubetree Hotel Rosement near Chicago O’Hare Airport.  Details coming soon.





In the opening session of this conference, Marlene Zurack, SVP and CFO of Simpler client New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, will explore the impact of Lean management on improving the revenue cycle process and collections. She will share case study examples of how HHC leveraged Lean strategies to redesign processes, improve charge capture workflow and reduce cycle time, helping them achieve $127 million in new annual revenues.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 26th Annual National Forum
Where: Orlando, FL, USA
When: December 7-10, 2014

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.

Also, please join us on Wednesday from 10:45-11:15am in the presentation room at the entrance to the exhibit hall for "Techniques for Ensuring Physician Engagement in Lean Transformation" with George Palma, MD, Medical Director of Simpler Healthcare.  Nearly everything that occurs in a healthcare setting is a response to physician orders. Therefore, in order to realize breakthrough operational improvements, it is necessary that the members of the physician staff be actively engaged in the improvement work. This talk will provide those attending with the why’s and wherefore’s that improvement teams must consider when engaging their physicians.

The Lean Prescription: Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare, the highly-anticipated book by Patricia Gabow, MD, former CEO of Denver Health, will make its debut at the IHI Forum.  Visit the IHI bookstore on Wednesday from 10:45-11:15am to meet Dr. Gabow and have your copy signed.