E4: Value Applications in Healthcare

Saturday, 26th August

In this session you will hear from three speakers from different countries who will share differing thoughts of how value based thinking can improve patient choices and outcomes.  This will include how patients in Japan can choose wisely to identify low-value health care by selecting from a list developed by a multidisciplinary physician-based or how a hospital in Canada is promoting a value based system that moves away from a system of entitlement and embodies a true system thinking applying lean thinking to patient/organizational outcomes, people development and a forward thinking system for financial health.

After these two sessions, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize what is the low-value care list in Japan Understand and how a low-value care list was developed for the first time in Japan.

  • Notice the translation and sharing efforts of scientific evidence by choosing wisely Japan

  • Explain the impact of the entitlement system on healthcare and recognize the opportunities of this improved system and how it can be adapted to healthcare.

  • Describe how the integration of lean and a financial rolling forecast system will result in an improved system that will ensure the needs of our patients, partners are met while promoting innovation and fiscal responsibility.

Yasuharu Tokuda, Consultant, JCHO Hospitals, Tokyo; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Paul St George, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Health Sciences North; Ontario, Canada
Debbie Barnard, Vice President Process Improvement, Quality and Patient Safety, Health Sciences North; Ontario, Canada