January 2018 Newsletter
Announcing the new SHS Board Members

The SHS Elections for 2018 resulted in the election of (2) new Board of Directors and (3) Ad Hoc Board Members. Join us in congratulating each of them in their new role! Click on the Board Members for additional information.  

President Elect:  Isaac Mitchell
SHS Board of Directors (2018-2021): Lauren Cooper
SHS Board of Directors (2018-2021)Jordan Peck 
Treasurer: Jarvis Gray
Secretary:  Mary Ellen Skeens
Assistant to the Presidents:  Elizabeth Gentry

New Year's Surprise: Go to HSPI and Enjoy the Maximum Discount!

Happy 2018. You've just received a special gift of an extended early-bird rate on your registration to the must-attend Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference (HSPI) this February in Atlanta. For a limited time, you can register at an extended early-bird rate through Jan. 12 only and save $200 off the onsite registration fee.

Meet up with your colleagues at the international HSPI, Feb. 21-23 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. Engage at pre-conference workshops and networking events . See process improvement in action at a facility tour to broaden your perspective. Take in the latest trends from industry leaders who will impart innovative discoveries from the field including a stimulating luncheon panel discussion on "Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery" on Feb. 22. Meet your keynote presenters:

Ryan J. Uitti, M.D.
Mayo Clinic
James Hereford
Fairview Health Services

Stay ahead of the healthcare process improvement curve.

General Conference Information  www.iise.org/HSPI/ 

New SHS Book Review - Management on the Mend by John Toussaint
Management on the Mend is a follow up to Dr. John Toussaint's 2010 book, On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry. Our member Jordan Aronhalt has given us a great perspective of Dr. Toussaint's management practices by linking the content of the book to the lean management practices at Main Medical Center.   See the review here.
If there are specific books you would like to see reviewed or if you are interested in reviewing a book yourself, please contact  shsiie.newsletter@gmail.com .  
How the Social Determinants of Health Impact Population Wellness

Moody's Analytics performs analysis utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index dataset. This data set comprising of 40 million commercially insured members finds five conditions that are responsible for 30 percent of adverse health of this population. Those conditions are: depression, anxiety and other mood disorders; hypertension; diabetes; high cholesterol; and substance use disorders. Moody analyzed this major conditions against socioeconomic, demographic, behavioral and health system factors driving impact in different counties across the nation. To read the full report, click here.

Lean Blog Highlight - An Unexpected Champagne Cork "Chart"

Determining data visualizing and interpretation is an ongoing challenge in healthcare and everyday situations.  In his recent holiday break, Mark Graban provides insight on data analysis of champagne corks and some questions to always think about when dealing with understanding data. Read more about Mark's explanation and be part of the conversation by clicking here 

12 Trends You Can Expect in 2018

Social determinants, opioid crisis, cross sector collaboration are part of the a dozen issues that will be at the fore front of the healthcare industry.  Access full lists by clicking here

   NEW    IISE Connect allows IISE members to easily interact and communicate online, empowering you to have better access to your member benefits. 
Society for Health Systems Healthcare Innovation Competition

You think you can make changes to health care?  You want to create solutions to help shape the future health care experience?  Let your imagination go wild!

We invite attendees to submit ideas about innovation and entrepreneurship for the healthcare sector. Ideas should be about making or deploying a disruptive product or service in the healthcare sector. They can be at any stage of development, from a rough plan of how their research could be commercialized, to an already operating startup team. Click here to find out more about the  challenge.  
Please join our upcoming Webinars 

Solving Problems at a Higher Level: Trans Disciplinary Thinking
Presented by HSPI Conference and Society for Health Systems - OPEN TO ALL
Jan. 18, 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: David Cowan and Jennifer Coppola, Georgia Tech, Christie Hunt, Piedmont Healthcare 

Human Centered Designs' greatest challenge is the assimilation of the knowledge, experience, and opinions of a team of multi-disciplinary thinkers. We will explore the experience and methods we used to bring together industrial engineers, computer scientists, biomedical engineers, architects and industrial designers working with clients of doctors, nurses and patients.  For more information and registration.

This Webinars is open to the public, share the link with your collegues!

Transforming the Practice of Medicine

Presented by HSPI Conference and Society for Health Systems - OPEN TO ALL
Feb. 6, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Ryan Uitti, M.D., professor and consultant, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
The presentation will describe methods that are achievable for leveraging technology, teams, and scientific method to improve patient-centered outcomes, while continuing to honor the art of medicine in a manner that is sustainable for those providing care and affordable for those receiving this care. For more information and registration .
This Webinars is open to the public, share the link with your collegues!
Anything new to report?

Do you have a recent milestone in your career? Have you changed companies or changed jobs? We are excited to hear the good news.  Share your information here!
SHS Newsletter Team
Vanda Ametlli, Editor
Lauren Todd