Webinar: Quality and Patient Safety – May 20, 2014 at 9:00 am PT
Sponsored by HealthTech

As a preferred vendor of CCAHN, HealthTech is pleased to offer the following webinar for all CCAHN member hospitals:



At a time when all health care organizations face pressure to increase safety and quality while taking costs out of the system, some health systems are succeeding by adopting leadership frameworks based on lean.  This webinar will orient participants to one model for using lean that puts safety first — to align the energy of the entire staff — while benefitting the entire business case of the organization. Participants will be given an overview of key implementation steps and seven key tools that are deployed as part of the model.  Case examples from various hospitals and health systems including Barrett Hospital in Montana will be shared.



The webinar will be presented by Leslie Corak and Ken Segel, principals at Value Capture, the mission-focused advisory firm that has supported Barrett Health and other market leaders in this model.

Leslie Corak, Principal

Leslie is a founding principal of Value Capture, LLC. She provides on-site support and training for leaders, managers and staff to help them rapidly achieve safety, quality and financial goals through the application of systems principles.  Ms. Corak has over 20 years of direct hospital clinical experience where her career responsibilities have included the coordination of the Infection Control, Employee Health and Quality Improvement programs. In her role as the Utilization Review Coordinator she was responsible for patient education and discharge planning. Immediately prior to joining Value Capture, Ms. Corak worked with The Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative (PRHI) as a Real-Time Safety Implementation Specialist, where utilizing the principles of the Toyota Production System she mentored and supported hospitals committed to the identification and elimination of unsafe conditions. One of Ms. Corak’s partner hospitals reduced errors reaching a patient by more than 50% in a single year.

Ken Segel, Managing Director

Ken is a co-founding principal of Value Capture. In this role he provides support to CEOs of health care organizations dedicated to eliminating injuries as a means to dramatically raise the clinical and financial performance of the entire institution. Prior to forming Value Capture, Mr. Segel served as the founding director of the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative (PRHI). PRHI achieved best-in-nation regional results in the elimination of several classes of risk for patients. Before helping to create PRHI, Mr. Segel served for five years as senior program officer at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh, where he guided many community health improvement initiatives and initiated the Foundation’s formal public policy program. Earlier in his career, Mr. Segel served as an aide to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, directed the overnight operations in the 1992 Clinton-Gore presidential campaign “War Room,” and served as Policy Director and speechwriter for the Democratic Party. He also taught political organizing and election monitoring in Ukraine and Russia.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:


Audio Only: 

You may access the audio only portion of the presentation by calling 1-866-952-8437 at the scheduled time.  The passcode is 224 027 499.  You may not be able to ask questions if you choose this option.



The power point presentation will be available for down-load by 3-4 days prior to the presentation on the HTMS web site.  The password to access the presentation is quality3.



The link to access the recording will be available approximately 2 business days after the webinar on the HTMS web site.  The password to access the link is quality3.


Please contact HealthTech’s Regional Chief Clinical Officers:
Carolyn St. Charles
360 – 584 – 9868 (office)
206 – 605 – 3748 (cell)
Diane Bradley
585-671-2212 (office)
615-934-8186 (cell)