Tag: Podcast – Docs

Podcast #270 – Dr. Paul DeChant & Dr. Diane Shannon on “Preventing Physician Burnout”

Podcast #270 – Dr. Paul DeChant & Dr. Diane Shannon on “Preventing Physician Burnout”

My guests for Episode #270 of the podcast are two physicians: Paul DeChant, MD and Diane Shannon, MD. They are co-authors of the recently-released book Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine.

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Podcast #250 – Dr. Jack Billi & Mark Graban on #Lean in Healthcare

Podcast #250 – Dr. Jack Billi & Mark Graban on #Lean in Healthcare

Episode #250… a big round number. 250 podcasts in just under 10 years. Thanks again to Norman Bodek (my first guest and frequent guest) for the idea back in 2006.

My goal with the podcasts has always been to showcase my guests. Occasionally, I take the stage or share the stage with audio of me. Today is one of those episodes.

Podcast #245 – Dr. Tom Evans, Improving Healthcare Quality in Iowa

Podcast #245 – Dr. Tom Evans, Improving Healthcare Quality in Iowa

Today is the first of two episodes that I’ll post here during Patient Safety Awareness Week. I agree with the National Patient Safety Foundation that every day should be patient safety day.

I’m sure my guest for episode #245 would agree with that. He is Tom Evans, MD, FAAFP, the President and CEO of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. I’ve know Dr. Evans for many years, but was prompted to do the podcast by this editorial he wrote in the Des Moines Register: “Iowa hospitals succeed at keeping patients safe.”

Podcast #236 – Dr. John Toussaint Discussing Lean Transformation, Healthcare Improvement

Podcast #236 – Dr. John Toussaint Discussing Lean Transformation, Healthcare Improvement

For episode #236, things are a little different than usual. Today, I wanted to share a video discussion between my friends Ted Stiles and John Toussaint, MD.

Ted is a partner with the recruiting firm Stiles & Associates. John, of course, is the president of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and has been a frequent guest in my podcast series.

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #231 – Dr. Eric Dickson, Starting with Lean at UMass Memorial

Podcast #231 – Dr. Eric Dickson, Starting with Lean at UMass Memorial

Today's guest is Eric Dickson,MD, MHCM, FACEP, the president and CEO of UMass Medical Center. Today's podcast is a recording of an interview that I did on stage at the 2015 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, as part of the CEO panel I was moderating.

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #226 – Steve Hoeft and Dr. Bob Pryor, “The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare”

Podcast #226 – Steve Hoeft and Dr. Bob Pryor, “The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare”

My guests for episode #226 are Steve Hoeft and Dr. Robert (Bob) Pryor from Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas.

Bob serves as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for the system and was formerly CEO of Scott & White Health before their merger with Baylor Health Care System. Steve is the Chief of Operations Excellence for the system.

Podcast #225 – John Toussaint, MD, “Management on the Mend”

Podcast #225 – John Toussaint, MD, “Management on the Mend”

Joining me once again on the podcast today is John Toussaint, MD, the founder and CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. We’re talking about his latest book, Management on the Mend (read my blog post about my first thoughts about the book).

Podcast #222 – Erin S. DuPree, M.D., FACOG, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Podcast #222 – Erin S. DuPree, M.D., FACOG, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Joining me for episode #222 of the podcast is Erin S. DuPree, M.D., FACOG, the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. Dr. DuPree is an OB/GYN by training, was previously the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and is also a TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) master trainer.

Podcast #220 – Dr. Bob Wachter, Lean & The Digital Doctor

Podcast #220 – Dr. Bob Wachter, Lean & The Digital Doctor

My guest for episode #220 is somebody I’ve wanted to interview for a long time, Dr. Robert Wachter, one of the leading voices in the modern patient safety movement. He’s most recently author of a brand-new book The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age. His book was excerpted in this New York Times Op-Ed piece, “Why Health Care Tech Is Still So Bad.”

Podcast #193 – Mark Jaben, MD on Lean, Change, and Our Brains

Podcast #193 – Mark Jaben, MD on Lean, Change, and Our Brains

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Mark JabenMy guest for episode #193 is Mark Jaben, MD, talking about our brains, Lean, and change. Mark has been a guest blogger for me before and it’s great to talk to him today about his research and experiences. In our conversation, Mark talks about “the troublesome features of our brain’s operating system” (such as our “hidden brain”), how the A3 problem solving process fits with the way our brains work, and how to deal with “resistance” to change. Mark has also helped talk to some healthcare organizations about KaiNexus and we both presented at a conference last year.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/193. Also check out this “

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Podcast #184 – John Toussaint, MD on CEO Challenges & Enduring Excellence

Podcast #184 – John Toussaint, MD on CEO Challenges & Enduring Excellence

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toussaintIt’s great to have Dr. John Toussaint back for episode #184 of the podcast (see links to previous episodes below). He is, of course, CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the author of two Shingo Award-winning books, On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry and Potent Medicine: The Collaborative Cure for Healthcare.

In this podcast, we start by hearing John’s thoughts on some of the top issues that healthcare CEOs are facing today, such as changes in payment structures and Accountable Care Organizations. We also talk about the “Enduring Excellence” program that Paul O’Neill and John are leading to teach healthcare senior leaders about Lean culture change and their important role.

This podcast was produced in conjunction with the  Healthcare Value Network  as a continuation of their  previous podcast series.

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By August 13, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Podcast #163 – Dr. Greg Johnson, A Chief Medical Officer Talks Lean

Podcast #163 – Dr. Greg Johnson, A Chief Medical Officer Talks Lean

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Johnson picMy guest for episode #163 is Dr. Gregory R. Johnson, the Chief Medical Officer at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In this episode, we talk about how Parkview is using Lean to cope with today’s challenging environment, how Dr. Johnson encourages Lean thinking among physicians, and the role of standardization in medicine. Dr. Johnson says Parkview is moving toward “having everyone operating in a Lean way, all 8200 co-workers” instead of just doing “Rapid Improvement Events.”

This episode is produced in partnership with the Healthcare Value Network. Dr. Johnson and I also talk about Parkview’s participation in the Network, including hosting a “gemba visit” by other members.

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/163.

Learn more about the Healthcare Value Network

By January 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #160 – Dr. Joseph Guarisco, Emergency Department Process Improvement

Podcast #160 – Dr. Joseph Guarisco, Emergency Department Process Improvement

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Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 12.30.43 PMMy guest for podcast #160 is Joseph S. Guarisco, M.D., FAAEM, FACEP. Dr. Guarisco is currently Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and System Chief of Emergency Services for the Ochsner Health System. Dr. Guarisco is a keynote speaker at the upcoming Society for Health Systems conference (which I’ll be attending) and we are both part of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians annual scientific assembly in February (where I’ll be co-presenting with my Healthcare Kaizen co-author Joe Swartz on E.D. process improvement strategies). Here is a Q&A, hosted by SHS, with Dr. Guarisco.

In this episode, we talk about Dr. Guarisco’s process improvement efforts at Oschner and how that was made necessary by Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath, where demand TRIPLED in their E.D. We also chat about standardized work and variation reduction fit in with the practice of medicine and improving E.D patient flow.

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/160.

Conference links:

By January 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #150 – Jeffrey Lobosky, MD, “It’s Enough to Make You Sick”

Podcast #150 – Jeffrey Lobosky, MD, “It’s Enough to Make You Sick”

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My guest for episode #150 is Jeffrey M. Lobosky, MD, the author of the book It’s Enough to Make You Sick: The Failure of American Health Care and a Prescription for the Cure. Dr. Lobosky talks about what he thinks is lacking in current healthcare reform efforts driven by Washington D.C. We talk about how he defines the crisis in healthcare – “why are things going bad?” After we diagnose the problem, what are some treatments, cures, or solutions?

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/150/.

About Dr. Lebosky:

Jeffrey M. Lobosky M.D. was awarded his B

Podcast #149 – Gregory Jacobson, MD, Kaizen in Emergency Medicine

Podcast #149 – Gregory Jacobson, MD, Kaizen in Emergency Medicine

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My guest for episode #149 is Gregory Jacobson, MD, the co-founder and CEO at KaiNexus. We’ll be talking about his early work with Kaizen in emergency medicine settings – how did he get introduced to Kaizen principles and how did train others, especially physicians, in getting started with this methodology? In a future episode, we’ll talk more about KaiNexus and use of software, but today’s focus is on the application of core Kaizen principles (as discussed in my book Healthcare Kaizen).

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/149/.

Conflict of interest disclosure: I have been on the management team at KaiNexus since 2011 an

Podcast #146 – John Toussaint, MD, “Potent Medicine”

Podcast #146 – John Toussaint, MD, “Potent Medicine”

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Episode #146 is a discussion with a returning guest (#54, #62, #72), John Toussaint, MD, the CEO of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. Today, we’re talking about his latest book, recently released, called Potent Medicine: The Collaborative Cure for Healthcare. John talks about the three aspects of his collaborative cure: patient-centered care redesign, transparency, and payment for outcomes. A lot of the discussion follows on my conversation with Dean Gruner, MD in Podcast #144, talking about the experiments with “Accountable Care Organizations” at ThedaCare and other organizations.

John will also be speaking at the upcoming Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, this June in Minneapolis. We hope to see you there!

Podcast #144 – Dr. Dean Gruner, Lean & ACOs at ThedaCare

Podcast #144 – Dr. Dean Gruner, Lean & ACOs at ThedaCare

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Episode #144 is a discussion with Dean Gruner, MD, the president & CEO of ThedaCare, talking about Accountable Care Organizations  (ACOs) and how ThedaCare is using this approach, along with Lean methods, to improve the coordination of care for patients. Dean was  previously a guest in episode 119, talking about the “strategy deployment” methodology.

Dean will be presenting at the upcoming Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit, June 6-7, 2012 in Minneapolis. I hope to see you there! I’ll be attending and moderating the CEO panel again this year.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/144.

For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, which

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Podcast #139 – Dr. Dave Munch of Healthcare Performance Partners

Podcast #139 – Dr. Dave Munch of Healthcare Performance Partners

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Episode #139 is a conversation with Dave Munch, MD, who is the Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP). Before joining the consulting firm, Dave was a senior C-level clinical leader at Exempla Lutheran Health System where he led their Lean Production applications for more than five years, resulting in substantial improvements in both clinical and non-clinical processes. Today, we are talking about important Lean mindsets and systems principles, including making it safe for people to surface problems in the workplace and aligning management behaviors and methods at all levels so we can use Lean to achieve our most important objectives in healthcare. Dave is also a speaker at the upcoming Lean Healthcare PowerDay event, produced by HPP. Hope to see you there!

Conflict of interest disclosure: I will be a paid speaker at the Lean PowerDay event.

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/139.

For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which

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