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What Top-Performing Healthcare Organizations Know: 7 Proven Steps for Accelerating and Achieving Change

Gregory S. Butler Chip Caldwell, LFACHE

ISBN: 9781567933024
Softbound, 144pp, 2008
Order Code: 2117
ACHE Management
  • Member Price: $56.70
  • Non Member Price: $81.00

Book Description

How can you fully harness the power of change to achieve superior performance in your organization?

To answer that question, authors Greg Butler and Chip Caldwell researched over 220 healthcare organizations to determine what differentiates high performers from organizations that fail to achieve lasting operational success. Their research revealed that success lies in the ability of leaders to organize the change process. This major finding is the foundation for the performance improvement model described in this book.

This model combines four change management strategies used by high-performing organizations:

  • Organizing for accountability
  • Linking operating strategy to quality initiatives
  • Creating an environment for change
  • Deploying advanced quality methods such as Lean and Six Sigma


    Each of the four strategies is illustrated with specific examples and success stories.

    The book focuses on the crucial role leaders should play in the performance improvement process and provides proven methods for increasing the effectiveness of quality improvement methods.

    “Driving meaningful change in healthcare is a complicated business, but the pathways to success tend to take a simple form. We witnessed this book’s techniques save hundreds of millions of dollars in healthcare costs….Our experience continues to demonstrate that the structure of transformational initiatives is the most critical variable in achieving meaningful progress and predicting success.”—From the Afterword