Simpler Consulting Senior Advisor Dr. Patricia Gabow Receives Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award

Dec 17, 2015, 09:00 ET from Simpler Consulting

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpler Consulting, a Truven Health Analytics company and leading global management consulting firm, today announced that Dr. Patricia A. Gabow and Philip L. Goodman were awarded the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for their book, The Lean Prescription: Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System. Patricia Gabow, M.D., is a senior advisor at Simpler Consulting and former CEO of Denver Health, a large integrated public healthcare system.

The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award recognizes and promotes research and writing regarding new knowledge and understanding of lean and operational excellence. 

"We would like to congratulate Dr. Gabow and Phil Goodman for being recognized with the prestigious Shingo Award, a worthy acclaim for having thoroughly captured seven years of experience in an engaging and straight forward re-telling of their Lean transformation of Denver Health," said Marc Hafer, president of Simpler Consulting. "All of us that know and worked closely with Patty appreciate her unparalleled attention to detail and hands on leadership of her operations as CEO of this magnificent public hospital system. In The Lean Prescription, that same Gabow mastery of nuances and the critical elements of transforming a large health system are factually presented, covering not just select clinical areas but the whole it should be done."

The Lean Prescription offers a comprehensive account of how Denver Health applied Lean management to realize nearly $200 million of well-documented, hard financial benefit in just seven years. Through Denver Health's journey, readers learn how Lean management can be utilized to achieve dramatic results such as eliminating waste, cutting costs, engaging employees and improving patient care. The Lean Prescription provides a step-by-step analysis of the implementation of Lean principles, from the integral role of leadership in leveraging Lean principles and techniques for detecting and eliminating waste, to the process of Lean deployment and effectively using the right metrics.

"I am honored to be the recipient of the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award," said Dr. Gabow. "Leading the charge on Denver Health's Lean transformation was an eye-opening experience that I hope inspires other healthcare organizations to transform through Lean. The Shingo Institute and its awards recognize organizational commitment to leveraging principles for operational excellence. It is a privilege to receive this award as I truly believe that implementing Lean into healthcare organizations can lead to dramatic improvements."

Patricia Gabow and Philip Goodman will be presented the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award at the 28th Annual International Shingo Conference April 25-29, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

About Simpler Consulting

Simpler Consulting, a Truven Health Analytics company, is a leading global management consulting firm that helps companies improve processes to stimulate business-impacting results. Unlike traditional management consulting firms that specialize in developing strategy but fall short on execution, Simpler plays an active role helping clients to create an organizational culture that continuously seeks out opportunities to make improvements. With its proprietary Simpler Business System®, Simpler® has delivered the fastest and most enduring Lean transformations at hundreds of organizations around the world. To learn more, visit

About Truven Health Analytics

At Truven Health Analytics we are dedicated to delivering the answers our clients need to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs. We are a healthcare analytics company with robust, widely-respected data assets and advanced analytic expertise that have served the global healthcare industry for more than 30 years. These combine with our unique perspective from across the entire healthcare industry to give hospitals, clinicians, employers, health plans, government agencies, life sciences researchers, and policymakers the confidence they need to make the right decisions, right now, every time. With our healthcare-specific expertise and tools for managing complex and disparate data, we understand how to implement and integrate tailored analytics that drive improvement.

Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as Micromedex, ActionOI, 100 Top Hospitals, MarketScan, and Advantage Suite. Truven has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit


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