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May 8, 2012

Dr. John Toussaint of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value discussed his new book, Potent Medicine: The Collaborative Cure for Healthcare. The book offers a treatment plan for U.S. healthcare and outlines the essential framework for redesigning our current system through three interdependent components: 1) transparency of quality and cost data, 2) paying providers for outcomes, and 3) care designed around the patient.

In his hard-charging debut, On the Mend, Dr. Toussaint introduced readers to the efforts of ThedaCare, a five-hospital system in northeastern Wisconsin. That book recently earned the prestigious Shingo Research Award for its impact on the industry’s operational excellence. Dr. Toussaint continues those lessons and expands upon them in Potent Medicine.