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05.14.21

Creato announces new contract, new release for technology solutions

San Diego, California (May 14, 2021)–Creato announced today that it has been selected by Citizens Florida (citizensfla.com) for live virtual and on-demand instruction in Lean and Six Sigma. The selection follows a competitive bid and request for proposal process involving over 20 other companies. Citizens Florida is nonprofit governmental agency formed to provide insurance solutions to homeowners that are unable […]

03.31.21

Creato announces three new e-learning contracts for Lean and Six Sigma training

San Diego, California (March 31, 2021)–In a sign that companies are beginning to re-invest in quality training, Creato announced three new customers of their online training programs in Lean and Six Sigma for the first quarter of the year, as well as an academic partnership. The clients come from a range of industries include hospice, hospital systems and defense contractors. […]

03.25.21

Creato announces Lean Deployment contract with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare

San Diego, California (March 25, 2021)–Creato Performance Solutions has announced a contract with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHC) in Salinas, CA which will bring multiple resources to the organization in support of a “Lean Methodology” deployment. This includes live instruction for a cohort of 13 members of SVMHC staff, Creato’s online training for supplemental training in Lean, and the […]

06.04.20

Creato & EZSigma Group Form Distribution Partnership in Canada

San Diego, California (June 4, 2020)–Creato and EZSigma Group, based in Toronto, have signed an agreement whereby EZSigma will have exclusive distribution rights to the COMPASS® Quality Management System throughout Canada. The companies will cooperate to establish a market for COMPASS across the country. The COMPASS system is already in use within hospital systems located in the Province of British […]

02.03.20

Leonardo DRS selects COMPASS® for OpEx Platform

San Diego, California (February 3, 2020)–Creato Performance Solutions has announced that Leonardo DRS, Inc. will be implementing the COMPASS® Quality Management System as the platform for their continuous improvement activities. COMPASS is a project portfolio management system that will manage, coordinate, and track all improvement activity in an organization. The COMPASS system will serve as the technical infrastructure for Leonardo […]

10.19.18

Creato announces release of COMPASS® 8.0 featuring mobile “Companion” app

San Diego, California (October 19, 2018)–Creato Performance Solutions has announced the release of COMPASS version 8.0, the latest in a long series of enhancements to the company’s flagship product. Earlier versions of COMPASS had already received significant industry recognition, including 2 consecutive years as one of the “Top Quality Management Systems,” by CIO Review Magazine and 6 consecutive quarters as […]

11.13.17

Creato receives multiple honors for strength of technology solutions

San Diego, California (November 13, 2017)–Creato Performance Solutions has been recognized as one of the “Top 20 Most Promising Quality Management Solutions Providers,” by CIOReview, a print and online magazine serving the technology procurement industry. Creato’s COMPASS® Quality Management System was recognized earlier in October as a “High Performer” for Product Management on G2Crowd and will also be recognized similarly […]

10.01.17

Creato announces New Clients, New Awards for COMPASS®

San Diego, California (October 1, 2017)–Creato announced today a new COMPASS licensee: Fraser Health, a large integrated health system in British Columbia with 12 hospitals, several ancillary health centers and an operating budget of over $3 billion. This is Creato’s first COMPASS licensee in Canada, reflecting broad appeal of the application. “Although we are just getting started, COMPASS is performing […]

09.25.17

COMPASS® is the #1 Idea Management System

San Diego, California (September 25, 2017)–COMPASS® is the #1 idea management system according to G2crowd, an independent site that collects and curates end user reviews of business applications. In earning the distinction, COMPASS beat out 75 other applications (based on quality and quantity of reviews). Read the reviews here. Why does this matter? Because in any organization it is not […]

12.07.16

COMPASS® QMS Earns “Best in Class” as Three More Companies Implement

San Diego, California (December 7, 2016)–Creato’s COMPASS Quality Management System has earned “High Performer” status on G2Crowd (www.g2crowd.com), an independent site devoted to review of a broad range of business software applications. Additionally, Creato announced three new customers have licensed the COMPASS system in the past month. G2crowd includes Project Portfolio Management systems among the thousands of business applications that […]

02.15.16

Creato announces growth in COMPASS® Customer Portfolio

San Diego, California (February 15, 2016)–Creato Performance Solutions (www.creato.com) announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle with three corporations to implement the COMPASS® Quality Management System: DATAMARK, El Paso HRHCare, New York Sport & Spine Clinics, Washington DC This new group of licensees reflects a high degree of diversity in the client base for Creato and COMPASS. […]

02.09.16

Creato Announces Features and Release Date for COMPASS® v6.0

San Diego, California (February 9, 2016)–Creato Preformance Solutions (www.creato.com) announced today that the release of version 6.0 of its COMPASS® Quality Management System has been set for March 31, 2016. The company also identified the key enhancements to be received by current licensees. The system’s idea portal will be expanded in scope and made available to as wide an audience […]

09.03.15

Creato announces 5th Annual Lean & Six Sigma Educational Scholarship Competition

San Diego, California (September 3, 2015)–Creato announced today the opening of its online portal for the 5th annual Scholarship Awards for Lean and Six Sigma training and certification. The scholarship reflects Creato’s commitment to be a good corporate citizen while promoting methods that are critical to the improvement of healthcare delivery services. The scholarship provides full funding for either of […]

06.01.15

Creato and Massachusetts Association of Healthcare Quality announce partnership to promote and offer Lean and Six Sigma online training

San Diego, California (June 1, 2015)–Creato (Creato) announced today that it has formed a relationship with the Massachusetts Association of Healthcare Quality (www.mahq.org) to create a broader distribution channel for the company’s existing products, in particular the Lean for Healthcare online training program. Under the agreement, Creato will offer their Lean and Six Sigma online programs at up to 25% […]

01.05.15

Creato announces Finalists for 4th Annual Scholarship Competition

San Diego, California (January 5, 2015)–Creato announced today the recipients of the Creato 4th Annual Educational Scholarship, established by the company in 2011 to support the advancement of healthcare professionals seeking to become certified in the Lean and Six Sigma methods. The scholarship is offered each year to two candidates as part of a national competition. The scholarship reflects Creato’s […]

12.04.14

Five companies acquire the COMPASS® Quality Management System in 4th quarter

San Diego, California (December 4, 2014)–Creato announced today that five separate health systems have licensed the COMPASS® Quality Management System in the past 3 months. COMPASS creates a “project portfolio management system” to boost the return on investment from performance improvement activity. Project Portfolio Management is a fairly new discipline in healthcare arenas, but the demands of the Affordable Care […]

12.02.14

Creato announces release of automated CAPA Management System

San Diego, California (December 2, 2014)–Creato has released a new module within its COMPASS® Quality Management System to support client efforts to manage an effective CAPA program. CAPA stands for “Corrective Action & Preventive Action” and is a term familiar to organizations seeking ISO-9001 compliance. ISO organizations must demonstrate a competent CAPA management system in order to be considered for […]

10.27.14

Creato signs agreement to supply performance improvement solutions to Hendrick Medical Center

San Diego, California (October 27, 2014)–Creato and Hendrick Medical Center have signed a formal agreement whereby Creato will provide performance improvement training and support to Hendrick that will allow the organization to leverage Lean methodologies. Lean is a leading process improvement methodology used by world-class companies to achieve significant improvements in quality, service, productivity and customer satisfaction. It uses a […]

10.10.14

Creato announces three health systems to implement the COMPASS® Quality Management System

San Diego, California (October 10, 2014)–Creato announced today that three separate health systems have licensed the COMPASS® Quality Management System in the past week. This includes Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc WI, Hendrick Health System in Abilene TX, and Grady Health in Atlanta. While Holy Family Memorial has been a client of Creato for over 5 years, both Hendrick and […]

08.25.14

Creato announces Grant from the American College of Healthcare Executives to develop new program on Emotional Intelligence

San Diego, California (August 25, 2014)–Creato announced today that is has been awarded a grant from The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop and deliver a 2-day intensive training program that will equip participants to understand and leverage the concept of “emotional intelligence.” The design of this course, intended for senior health care leaders, is to focus on […]

08.12.14

Creato announces Lean for Healthcare training scholarship for U.S. Veterans

San Diego, California (August 12, 2014)–Creato (www.creato.com) announced today that it will offer free training to U.S. Veterans as part of their effort to help strengthen the ability of returning veterans to obtain employment. Creato’s “Lean for Healthcare” program was launched in 2002, and later adopted in 2005 by The American Society for Quality as their product of choice for […]

08.11.14

Creative Healthcare and California Association of Healthcare Quality announce partnership to promote and offer Lean and Six Sigma online training

San Diego, California (August 11, 2014)–Creative Healthcare (CHC) announced today that it has formed a relationship with the California Association of Healthcare Quality (www.cahq.org) to create a broader distribution channel for the company’s existing products, in particular the Lean for Healthcare online training program. Under the agreement, CHC will offer their Lean and Six Sigma online programs at up to […]

07.31.14

Creato announces release date and features for COMPASS® v.4.1

San Diego, California (July 31, 2014)–Creato announced today that the release of version 4.1 of its COMPASS® Quality Management System has been set for October 1, 2014. The company also identified the key enhancements to be received by current licensees. To go beyond current capabilities that support end users in the Lean methodologies, Creato will be replacing its Video Training […]

04.28.14

CHC University of Michigan Health Management Policy Complete Lean Pilot

San Diego, California (April 28, 2014)–Creato  announced the successful completion of a pilot program with The University of Michigan Department of Health Management and Policy to test the viability of integrating Creato’s Lean online training program with the graduate program curriculum. Ten first-year students from within the graduate program were selected to test Creato’s product during the health care quality […]

04.08.14

Creato and FHN enter into agreement to deploy the COMPASS® Quality Management System

San Diego, California (April 8, 2014)–Creato announced today that Freeport Regional Health Foundation (FHN) in Freeport IL has agreed to deploy the COMPASS Quality Management System as part of a comprehensive, system-wide effort to implement quality control and performance improvement programs across the enterprise. COMPASS is Creato’s proprietary quality management system designed specifically for healthcare organizations. The decision by FHN […]

03.21.14

Creato and Lily Hospital enter into agreement to deploy the COMPASS Quality Management System

San Diego, California (March 21, 2014)–Creato announced today that Lily Hospital has agreed to deploy the COMPASS Quality Management System as part of a comprehensive, system-wide effort to implement quality control and performance improvement programs across the enterprise. COMPASS is Creato’s proprietary quality management system designed specifically for healthcare organizations. The decision by Lily Hospital to implement COMPASS follows from […]

03.12.14

CHC Client Receives Texas Award for Performance Excellence

San Antonio, Texas (March 12, 2014)–Methodist Healthcare has been selected to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) from the Quality Texas Foundation, representing the highest level of quality an organization can achieve in the state of Texas. Methodist Healthcare is the first and only health care system in South Texas and the third organization in San Antonio to […]

09.18.13

CHC Announces 3rd Annual Scholarship Competition

San Diego, CA (September 18, 2013)–Creato announced today the opening of its online portal for the 3rd annual Scholarship Awards for Lean and Six Sigma training and certification. The scholarship reflects the company’s commitment to be a good corporate citizen while promoting methods that are critical to the improvement of healthcare delivery services. The scholarship provides full funding for either […]

11.13.12

Creato signs agreement with Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns

San Diego, California (November 13, 2012)–Creato and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns have entered into an agreement whereby Creato will assist Sharp to examine a range of performance issues on the perioperative services unit of the hospital. The engagement is the first for Creato within the Sharp Healthcare System, one of San Diego’s largest healthcare delivery systems. […]

10.01.12

CHC Signs Agreement With Loma Linda

Scottsdale, Arizona (October 1, 2012)–Creato and Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta (LLUMC) have signed a formal agreement whereby Creato will provide performance improvement consulting services to LLUMC utilizing the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Six Sigma is a leading process improvement methodology used by world-class companies to achieve significant improvements in quality, service, productivity and customer satisfaction. […]

07.09.12

CHC Announces Inaugural Scholarships for Lean and Six Sigma Certification

Scottsdale, Arizona (July 9, 2012)–Creato announced today the recipients of a new scholarship established by the company to support the advancement of healthcare professionals seeking to become certified in the Lean and Six Sigma methods. The scholarship will be offered each year to two candidates as part of a national competition. The scholarship reflects Creato’s commitment to be good […]

05.11.12

Creato ProDirector platform now includes Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Module

Scottsdale, Arizona (May 11, 2012)–Creato Creato announced today the newest feature in their project management platform, ProDirector™, which will now include Value Based Purchasing (VBP) metrics and analysis. In 2011, Creato launched ProDirector, their proprietary project management and tracking platform designed to assist healthcare organizations with their Performance Improvement (PI), Lean, and Six Sigma deployments. The application will now […]

03.12.12

Creato study of Lean and Six Sigma demonstrates returns of 7:1

Scottsdale, Arizona (March 12, 2012)–Creato announced today results of a study of completed Lean and Six Sigma projects with the aim to validate high rates of return. In all, the study included 150 projects across 10 different healthcare organizations that have worked in some capacity with the firm. The projects were initiated and completed over the past 10 years, […]

06.15.11

Creato announces release of next generation e-learning for Lean & Six Sigma

Scottsdale, Arizona (June 15, 2011)–In conjunction with the 2011 Institute of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Creato announced its next generation series of e-learning courses in healthcare performance improvement, including Lean for Healthcare, Six Sigma Greenbelt for Healthcare, and Performance Improvement Today™. Additionally, and for the first time ever, Creato will be making these products available to individual subscribers […]

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