Leanness and the Culture of Improvement - Healthcare Management Forum
TOPIC: Leanness and the Culture of Improvement
Plenary Session 2 at Healthcare Management Forum: Process Improvement and Operational Excellence
WHEN: Monday, April 4 2011 at 10:00 a.m
Priority Code: 3BL1
Matthew Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, William Osler Health System
Robert S. Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer, University Health Network
The current economic climate has resulted in increased scrutiny of healthcare spending, and the reality is, significant additional funding is unlikely.
The search for cost effectiveness and sustainability raises the question, how do providers become more effective with lower process costs?
Matthew Anderson and Robert Bell will discuss what can be done today to improve hospital networks’ operations, with particular reference to:
• improving patient wait times
• improving patient access to care
• general resource allocation
• application of technology to process re-design