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Healthcare Industry Discovers That Lean Is Good

Even as they wait to see what impact healthcare reform may have on their businesses, CFOs at the nation's hospitals and healthcare groups are working hard to streamline their operations and drive costs down as profits slide.

To do that, they are open to any sources of inspiration. That includes so-called lean techniques. Some in healthcare have learned that what works for manufacturers works for them as well.

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Even as they wait to see what impact healthcare reform may have on their businesses, CFOs at the nation's hospitals and healthcare groups are working hard to streamline their operations and drive costs down as profits slide.

To do that, they are open to any sources of inspiration. That includes so-called lean techniques. Some in healthcare have learned that what works for manufacturers works for them as well.

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