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"Lean Process Helps Wisconsin System Add Efficiency to Design and Construction"
Feb 2009
Facilities Development Architect Albert Park provides commentary for this feature case study about how companies can complete projects in a more efficient way through the use of lean management and credits Simpler HealthcareSM as the ones who gave them the tools to implement lean

"Lean Management Improves Patient Care"
Radiation Therapist
Mar 2009
The spring issue of Radiation Therapist features an article from ThedaCare’s Lead Radiation Therapist Kim Harrison on the radiation oncology department’s lean transformation. Simpler HealthcareSM is noted in the article as the consulting firm that oversaw the radiation oncology department’s lean transformation. For more information on this story, e-mail Simpler@schwartzcomm.com.

"ThedaCare Improved Outcomes with Lean Management"
Mar 2009
Hospital & Healthcare Management included a case study on ThedaCare’s use of lean management to eliminate waste and improve patient care in the health system’s radiation oncology department, facilities management department and Collaborative Care Unit. Simpler HealthcareSM is branded as the company that helped ThedaCare implement lean management.

"Capital Management Critical: Hospitals Put IT Projects on Hold"
Mar 2009
The March issue of Managed Healthcare Executive features a story on how many hospitals are postponing facility upgrades during the recession. Simpler® customer Tim Olson, CFO of ThedaCare, provides commentary on how the health system is better positioned to manage its business because of the health system’s use of lean management to improve processes and eliminate waste.

"The Hardest Cuts of All"
By Haydn Bush
Mar 2009
General Manager of Simpler HealthcareSM Mike Chamberlain provides commentary for this article on strategies for hospital staffing during difficult economic times.

"ThedaCare Improved Outcomes with Lean Management"
Hospital & Healthcare Management
Apr 2009
Jessica Alba, editor of Hospital & Healthcare Management included ThedaCare’s case study in this edition of the publication's newsletter. The newsletter, which is distributed globally to hospital c-level executives, department leaders and managers, includes a link to the story that was posted to the publication's site in March.

"EMR Investing: Think Before You Act"
By Mike Chamberlain
Apr 2009
A bylined article from Mike Chamberlain, president of Simpler Consulting and general manager of Simpler HealthcareSM, discusses the important role Lean management plays in preparing for a successful EMR implementation.

"Sustaining Lean Management"
WoodIQ.com
By Tim Whitmore
May 2009
Vice President and General Manager of Simpler Consulting Tim Whitmore provides his top five tips for sustaining lean management and the key tools needed to transform lean into the corporate culture.

"Lean Thinking Trims Fat From Processes"
Cardiovascular Business
By Sarah Lamberti
May 2009
The May/June issue of Cardiovascular Business includes a feature story on how Simpler® client ThedaCare implemented lean thinking in the cath lab. Simpler Consulting CEO Marc Hafer and Cath Lab Supervisor Michael Rodman both provide commentary on the cath lab’s lean transformation.

"Lean Gurus"
Industry Week
By Josh Cable
Jun 2009
Vice President and General Manager of Simpler Consulting Tim Whitmore lends his commentary on lean keys to success and the value a lean consultant provides when working with manufacturers embarking on a path of continuous improvement for this feature piece in Industry Week magazine

"Lean Management - Wisconsin's ThedaCare Improves its Radiation Oncology Care Process"
Radiology Today
Jun 2009
Radiology Today includes a feature story on Simpler customer ThedaCare and the health system’s use of lean management to improve patient care in the radiation oncology department. Reporter Beth Orenstein includes commentary from Mike Chamberlain, president of Simpler Consulting and general manager of Simpler HealthcareSM as well as ThedaCare’s Kim Barnas, John Poole and Karen Flom.

"Lean Techniques Get Results in ED"
Healthcare Cost Containment
Jun 2009
The June issue of Healthcare Cost Containment includes a feature cover story on how Lean Management decreased the wait time in the ED and increased the volume of patients treated. Mike Chamberlain, president of Simpler North America and general manager of Simpler HealthcareSM is credited for authoring the piece. For more information on this story, please e-mail simpler@schwartzcomm.com.

"Eluding the OpEx Black Hole"
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
By Paul Thomas
Jun 2009
Vice President and General Manager of Simpler Consulting Tim Whitmore provided his expert analysis for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine’s annual lean survey. His commentary on addressing the key role of middle manager’s is prominently featured throughout this feature story.

"Talking Lean Management and EMR's with Simpler's Mike Chamberlain"
Fierce Healthcare
By Dan Bowman
Jun 2009
FierceHealthIT posted a Q&A between Mike Chamberlain, president of Simpler Consulting and general manager of Simpler HealthcareSM and Editor Dan Bowman on Lean Management and the benefits it provides EMR implementation.

"The Simpler® Approach to Healthcare"
Healthcare Finance News
By Eric Wicklund
Jul 2009
This issue of Healthcare Finance News includes a feature story on Simpler's use of Lean Management to add value to patients and health care organizations. Mike Chamberlain, president of Simpler North America and general manager of Simpler HealthcareSM, along with ThedaCare's Chief Financial Officer Tim Olson and Vice President of Radiation Oncology Kim Barnas are quoted in the piece.

"Reliving Pressures to Eliminate Jobs"
Conference Board
Jul 2009
Marc Hafer, chief executive officer of Simpler Holdings, Inc. and Dr. Dean Gruner, chief executive officer of ThedaCare provide commentary on ThedaCare’s use of lean management to help maintain the health system’s no lay off philosophy. For more information on this story, please e-mail simpler@schwartzcomm.com.

"Illinois Hospital Execs Find Savings In Lean Methodologies"
ModernHealthcare.com
Aug 04, 2009
Modern Healthcare Reporter Jean DerGurahian interviews Simpler® client Tom Wright, president and CEO and Jim Kearns, CIO of Delnor Community Hospital for a story on how Lean management can reduce costs and improve patient care.

"Simpler® Client ThedaCare's Efforts to Cut Costs and Improve Patient Care"
Fox News
By Greta Van Sustern
Aug 2009
Greta Van Sustern's "On The Record" takes a look at use of lean at ThedaCare in three videos.
One on one interview with John Toussaint: What is ThedaCare?
Interviews on the Critical Care Unit: Collaborative Care
Interviews on the Kimberly Clinic: What Works, What Doesn't, Increased 'Quality

Hospital CEOs manage staff time, inventory to cut costs "> "Hospital CEOs manage staff time, inventory to cut costs "
USA TODAY
By Del Jones
Sep 09, 2009
Simpler Healthcare (SM) clients talk about successes in cutting waste and improving patient care.

"Hospital CEOs: Reform savings goals doable with lean, Six Sigma, Toyota methods"
FierceHealthcare.com
By Anne Zieger
Sep 10, 2009
FierceHealthcare.com reports on the USA Today story "Hospital CEOs manage staff time, inventory to cut costs." Simpler Healthcare clients Delnor Hospital and New York City Health and Hospitals were noted in the article as hospitals that are currently cutting costs while improving patient care through lean management.

"Maximize HIT Investment"
For the Record
By Mike Chamberlain
Sep 14, 2009
Mike Chamberlain, president of Simpler Consulting North America and general manager of Simpler Healthcare authors an article on how lean management can be used to help hospitals maximize their EMR investment.

"Cutting Patient Wait Times, Waste by Being Lean"
American Hospital Association
Oct 2009
A case study on Simpler customer ThedaCare’s use of Lean management to improve patient care in the radiation oncology department was included as part of the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence campaign.

"Advantage Sales and Marketing Finds Success with Lean Tools"
The Food Industry Advisor
Oct 2009
Simpler Consulting client Advantage Sales & Marketing discusses how lean management helped the company streamline its business processes, allowing its associates to focus on customer service.

"Lean Management: Dropping D2B Times and Eliminating System Waste"
Cath Lab Digest
Oct 2009
The October issue of Cath Lab Digest includes a Q&A article with ThedaCare Cath Lab Supervisor Michael Rodman on ThedaCares use of lean management to improve door-to-balloon times in the cath lab. Simpler Healthcare is noted in the article as the consulting firm that oversaw the cath lab's lean transformation.

"Winning in an Economic Recession"
Supply Chain Management Review
By Tim Whitmore
Oct 29, 2009
Simpler North America Vice President and General Manager Tim Whitmore explains how companies can re-tool their business system to come out of this recession with a competitive advantage. The article was featured in the Perspectives column on the publications Web site.

"Lean Management in Hospitals--The Humboldt Way"
QualityDigest.com
By Lisa Shirk
Dec 2009
Lisa Shirk, regional director of Improving Performance at St. Joseph Heath System-Humboldt County, discusses the health systems work with Simpler Healthcare to implement lean management in the Operating Room to improve charge capture.

"Lean Management in Primary Care: ThedaCare Improves Patient Care and Employee Satisfaction"
Group Practice Journal
By Mike Chamberlain
Dec 2009
The November/December issue of Group Practice Journal includes a cover story from Mike Chamberlain, President of Simpler North America and General Manager of Simpler Healthcare, on how Lean management has helped ThedaCare improve patient care and employee satisfaction in its primary care practices. To learn more about this story, please e-mail Simpler@schwartzcomm.com.

"Keen to Be Lean"
CFO Magazine
By Josh Hyatt
Dec 2009
CFO Contributing Editor Josh Hyatt interviews Mike Chamberlain, president of Simpler North America and Simpler Customers, Kevin Higdon, CFO of Elkhart General Hospital, Peg Burnette, CFO of Denver Health and Tim Olsen, CFO of ThedaCare for a cover story on how hospital CFOs are using lean management to reduce costs and improve patient care.

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