Join us for 3 days of lively and challenging discussions with international lean leaders who will share their fascinating research, experience and challenges related to healthcare innovation.  

This program is designed to address Lean implementation opportunities and challenges featuring presentations on practical experiences,  research and new applications.  The target audience is CEOs, COOs, CNOs, physicians engaged with quality improvement, directors of quality/process improvements departments and anyone else interested in learning more about Lean for healthcare. This year's program features Dr. Kate Silvester from the UK speaking about the NHS implementation to the accounting side, which should be of great interest to CFOs.  We also have Dr. Kavita Patel joining us representing the White House, which guarantees there will be some lively discussion regarding how Lean will be included in the Healthcare Reform plan/funding. 
 

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Because participant evaluations from previous years voiced regret at missing any of the presentations when multiple choices were available, we will be offering general session presentations only...now you don't have to miss any presentations!
 
An optional overview of Lean concepts and language will be offered for those new to Lean on Sunday evening.

 

Sunday Evening, September 20

4:00-6:00

Conference Check-in, Huntley Lodge Lobby

7:00-9:00 

Lean Overview (Optional) 

 Susan Sheehy and Elsa Mersereau

 

Monday, September 21

7:00-7:50

Conference Check-in & Continental Breakfast

7:50-8:10

Welcome! 

Cindy Jimmerson 

8:15-9:15

Yes we can! How to deliver high quality healthcare for less cost.
Kate Sylvester, MD (National Health Service, Great Britain)

9:15-10:10

Healthcare Reform Legislative Update

Kavita Patel, MD (The White House)

10:10-10:30

Morning Break

10:30-11:40

The Thedacare Experience

John Toussaint, MD (ThedaCare Center for Value, Wisconsin)

11:45-1:00

Designed to Adapt: Expandiing the Possible for your Organization

John Kenagy, MD (Kenagy and Assc., Massachusetts)

1:00pm

Box Lunch and networking/free time

 

Tuesday, September 22

7:30-8:30

Breakfast  

8:40-9:30

Creating a 5-Star ED Using Lean: Part 1- The Work 

Susan Sheehy (LHW, Massachusetts)

9:35-10:30

Creating a 5-Star ED Using Lean: Part 2

Computer Simulation:  A Tool to Test and Verify LEAN Process Redesign

Krystyna Culp (FreemanWhite, North Carolina)

10:30-10:40

10:40-11:00

PRESENTATION:  Art of Innovation Award

Morning Break

11:00-12:00


Shared Decision Making: Addressing unwarranted variation in procedure rates

Jon Lurie, MD (Dartmouth College, New Hampshire)

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:10-2:00

Diagnostic Improvements in Women's Health

Lesley Wright (National Health Service, Great Britain)

2:10-2:55

 

 

3:00-4:30 

Sustaining a Lean Implementation

Mimi Falbo (past CEO, UPMC Braddock, PA)

 

Optional Mini-workshop:

Lakeview Demonstration (Using simulation to master best practice in Leading Change and sustaining Lean improvements)

Kevin Brodt (Lean Innovations, Inc, British Columbia, Canada)

5:30-7:30

Cocktail Reception  and Bluegrass with Bill and Chad

 

Wednesday, September 23

7:00-8:00

Breakfast

8:10-9:00

A Comprehensive Plan for Implementing Lean in a Healthcare Organization

Cindy Jimmerson (Lean Healthcare West, Montana)

9:10-10:00

Case Study: Leaning toward a Better Lab

Christine Lemaire (Calgary Laboratory Services, Alberta, Canada)

10:00-10:30

Morning Break

10:30-11:45

Using Lean in Pre-design/construction

Barry Kowalsky (Stantec, Alberta, Canada)

11:50-12:50

Case Study: Increase Endoscopy Department Capacity

Lynn Weddle (St Pattrick Hospital, MT)

1:00pm

Box Lunch and Discussion