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Cars and Healthcare—Important Lessons Learned

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What do making cars and delivering healthcare have in common? More than you think! Manufacturing and lean principles apply, although the details differ. For instance, making cars and caring for patients both include producing on demand, immediately, defect free, one at a time, without waste or error in an environment that is physically, emotionally and […]

One BIG step in the right direction…Wisconsin health claims database leading transparency efforts

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Wisconsin is known for cheese, the Green Bay Packers, and beautiful Door County. What you may not know is that it is also home to a leading non-profit healthcare collaboration among providers, insurance companies and leaders in the community, government and business: the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO). Last week, an article about WHIO was […]