Healthcare Organizational Excellence Applied to COVID

Join us for a virtual program designed for health care executives seeking to develop leadership skills, new professional connections, and strategies to implement a management system that achieves organizational excellence.

Program Overview

The current COVID environment has highlighted the value of a management system in health care, a differentiator for organizations that leverage its capability and robust processes. The “Healthcare Organizational Excellence Applied to COVID” program delivers a set of proven methods for these organizations to achieve their full potential.

Executives will learn how to develop the dialogue and problem-solving skills necessary to achieve sustainable transformation. Each session incorporates case studies, lectures, and live small group discussions with faculty from Stanford School of Medicine and from Catalysis, a non-profit education institute that inspires health care leaders to accelerate change.

Program Takeaways

Healthcare Executives will:

  • Understand how leadership behaviors are critical to ensuring sustainable improvement
  • Learn the critical elements of an effective management system to sustain performance standards
  • Create an environment for engaging frontline staff in daily problem solving aligned to organization strategies
  • Network and build community with other healthcare executives in a small group setting

Who Should Attend

The “Healthcare Organizational Excellence Applied to COVID” virtual workshops are designed for senior and mid-level executives in health care with at least 10 years of work experience who are interested in value-based transformation in health care.

While individual executives will benefit greatly from the program, we also encourage three- to four-member teams to participate in the program together to increase their likelihood of success in implementing the new strategies within their organization.  

Program Details

Program Dates: 2/12/21 - 5/21/21

Timing: Eight 2-hour live virtual sessions held every other Friday morning for the duration of the program. Recorded lessons and other workshop materials will also be accessible online.  

Application Deadline: 1/15/21

Please contact us here with any inquiries.

Featured Speakers

Kevin Schulman, MD, MBA

Faculty Director

Dr. Schulman is Professor of Medicine, Associate Chair of Business Development and Strategy in the Department of Medicine, Director of Industry Partnerships and Education for the Clinical Excellence Research Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and, by courtesy, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Schulman’s research interests include organizational innovation in healthcare, healthcare policy, and health economics. With over 300 original articles, 100 review articles/commentaries, and 40 case studies/book chapters, he has had a broad impact on health policy (h-index = 69). At Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Dr. Schulman oversaw the growth of the health sector management program, graduating almost 1,500 students. He is also the Founding Director of the unique Master of Management in Clinical Informatics program, originally offered through Fuqua and now housed in the Duke University School of Medicine.

John Toussaint, MD

Dr. Toussaint is the Chairman and Founder of Catalysis, a nonprofit education institute. He is one of the foremost figures in the adoption of organizational excellence principles in healthcare. He was the founding chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization, as well as the non-executive leader of the Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform in Wisconsin. He has participated in Institute of Medicine subcommittees and has directly worked with CMS leaders to broaden their understanding of lean for government.

Dr. Toussaint has published many articles in top tier scientific journals and has been the recipient of multiple awards for his work in transforming healthcare organizations. He has been a featured speaker at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Shingo Prize, The Lean Enterprise Institute, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and many international conferences. He has presented extensively to legislators, Medicare leaders and government staff on the topic of healthcare value. He has written three books, all of which have received the prestigious Shingo Research and Publication Award.

Kim Barnas, MS

Kim Barnas is the Chief Executive Officer of Catalysis. Prior to her role at Catalysis, Kim served as a Senior Vice President for ThedaCare, and President of Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center. While in that role, Kim was involved in leading and implementing value streams in obstetrics and oncology services. She and her team led the development of a management system designed to deliver improved performance through a predictable process that develops leaders, identifies defects, solves problems and develops people. 

In 2014, Kim authored a book titled Beyond Heroes, A Lean Management System for Healthcare. Today, Kim is actively teaching and supporting healthcare executive teams around the world. Her current focus expands the management system to the executive leadership team, with a principle-based approach to leadership. Kim has a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration.

Sign Up to Receive More Information

The Healthcare Organizational Excellence Applied to COVID executive education workshop will be offered in Spring 2020, sign up to recieve additional information.


Related Opportunities

Starting in the 2021-2022 academic year, the Stanford School of Medicine will be offering a new Master of Science in Clinical Informatics Management (MCiM) program for healthcare professionals interested in the intersection of digital innovations and care delivery.