Registration Open for 2012 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit


For the third year, my good friends at the Lean Enterprise Institute, the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, and the Healthcare Value Network are collaborating to produce the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit. This year, it is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 6 to 7, 2012. Click here to learn more and to register.

Many of the attendees come from the Healthcare Value Network organizations, but registration is open to the public. Last year, the event sold out VERY early (months in advance). My understanding is that this year's event will have a bigger capacity, but it will still be small enough to facilitate effective networking and collaboration.

Although I'm no longer an employee of LEI, I will be participating as the moderator of the CEO panel discussion. I'm looking forward to attending again, as this is the best place to learn about the Lean management practices that are transforming healthcare delivery across North America and around the world. I know there will be, once again, a large contingent coming from The Netherlands to share and to learn.

Summit Highlights:

From the Summit website:

  • Keynotes with John Toussaint, Harold Miller, and John Shook, thought leaders within healthcare and the lean community.
  • Plenary Sessions with progressive healthcare leaders.
  • Concurrent Learning Sessions offer practical advice in small interactive sessions where you can learn, discuss, and reflect.
  • Pre-Summit Workshops build skills or introduce concepts that you'll need to make your transformation successful and sustainable.
  • The CEO Panel is your chance to hear and ask questions with senior leaders who are directly engaged in experiments within their organization's lean transformation.
  • Limited attendance gives you ample time for discussions and follow-up questions.
  • Summit networking is a high priority with breaks, receptions, and luncheons providing many formal and informal ways for you to connect with counterparts who are tackling the same challenges that you face today. Don't forget your business cards!

There are also some pre-summit workshops that you can check out and more detailed information about the learning sessions.

Hope to see you there!

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.



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