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When: Friday, May 23, 2014
1-2pm ET

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Friday, May 23, 2014

1-2 PM ET

Improvement, Innovation and Lean

Guests: Paul Plsek and Daniel Pesut

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Paul Plsek’slatest book, Accelerating Health Care Transformation With Lean and Innovation, describes the integration of creativity and innovation tools into the pioneering work of the VirginiaMasonMedicalCenter in Seattle. Donald M. Berwick, MD, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, says "If you’re in healthcare and this book doesn’t scare you, you’re not paying attention.” Join the conversation with Paul and Dan to learn more.

Paul Plsek is an internationally recognized advisor on creativity, innovation, leadership, and the management of change in complex systems. He formerly led engineering teams in AT&T Bell Laboratories (telecommunications R&D), and was director of corporate quality planning at AT&T. The developer of the concepts of DirectedCreativity™ and PatternMapping™, his work with leaders can be described as "helping organizations think better.” He has health care clients in the US, UK,Norway, Sweden, and Canada. Paul is the author or co-author of many journal articles and eight books. His classic text, Creativity, Innovation, and Quality, was one of the first to bring creative thinking into the process improvement literature. Paul serves in several appointed positions: The Mark Hutcheson Chair of Innovation at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle; Advisor on complex systems design to the US Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on the Design of the 21st Century Healthcare System that authored the landmark Crossing the Quality Chasm report; Member of the editorial expert panel on health care innovation for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Washington DC ;Founding Director of the Academy for Large-Scale Change for the National Health In a career spanning nearly three decades, Paul has led seminars and workshops for over 20,000 leaders across a variety of industries.

Daniel Pesut, PhD, is professor of Nursing Population Health and Systems Cooperative Unit and Director of the KatharineJ.DensfordInternationalCenter for Nursing Leadership and holds the Katherine R. and C. Walton Lillehei Chair in Nursing Leadership at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Throughout his 38 year career as a nurse he has held positions in both academic and public sectors serving in a variety of roles that include staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, director of nursing services, academic department chair, and associate dean. He values and supports creativity and innovation and is dedicated to the development of next generation nursing leaders through his coaching and consulting practice. He served as a Trustee of the Plexus Institute from 2005-2010 and was the Chair of the Plexus Institute Board of Trustees from 2011-2012.

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