It sure seems like Iowa gets mentioned here on the blog quite a bit, for lean manufacturing and lean healthcare.
John Touissant, of ThedaCare (in Wisconsin), is speaking at an Iowa healthcare symposium April 22 (unfortunately, it appears to not be open to the public).
I saw Dr. Touissant speak in the UK last year, he's a very good speaker about lean and healthcare improvement.
John Toussaint, MD, is the Chief Executive Officer of ThedaCare Inc., which is composed of four hospitals, 21 clinics, home care, hospice, senior services, and behavioral health. He has been responsible for introducing the ThedaCare Improvement System, a model of continuous improvement, that is transforming ThedaCare to the same level of quality performance achieved only by manufacturing companies.
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