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Events


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 Annual CEO Symposium
Where: Chicago, IL, USA
When: October 8-10, 2014

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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 Europe's Practitioners Conference
Where: Beaune, France
When: October 27-28, 2014

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Please save the date for Simpler Europe's Practitioners Conference.  Details coming soon.
Simpler Europe's CEO Symposium
Where: Beaune, France
When: October 29-30, 2014

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Please save the date for Simpler Europe's CEO Symposium.  Details coming soon.

Conferences

Group Practice Improvement Network (GPIN)
Where: Napa, CA, USA
When: April 30-May 2, 2014
Simpler Healthcare is proud to sponsor this conference of the GPIN network.
Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit
Where: Los Angeles, CA, USA
When: June 4-5, 2014
Simpler Healthcare is a proud sponsor of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value which co-hosts this event with the Lean Enterprise Institute.
America's Essential Hospitals (formerly NAPH) Annual Conference Vital 2014
Where: San Antonio, Texas, USA
When: June 25-27, 2014

Simpler Healthcare is proud to support America's Essential Hospitals (formerly the National Association of Public Hospitals). 

American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit
Where: San Diego, CA, USA
When: July 20-22, 2014

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.

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Annual Conference
Where: Las Vegas, NV, USA
When: October 26-29, 2014

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.

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.