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

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.  

Update 11/11/2014:  At this time, registration for the 2015 Practitioners Conference is closed because we have reached maximum capacity.  To be added to our waiting list, please email Joyce Harris at harrisj@simpler.com.  Thank you! 



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.