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Trimming the Red Tape

The ThedaCare Improvement System’s boost to efficiency in primary care.

By Linda Keslar // Spring 2008
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Years since ThedaCare, a four-hospital group in Wisconsin, adopted management techniques pioneered by Toyota

20
Number of days by which ThedaCare reduced the average time to hire personnel

33
Number by which ThedaCare reduced the questions on its patient registration forms

23
Savings in millions of dollars during the past five years, none of which involved job cuts

0
Number of commercial insurers that have been willing to work with ThedaCare in further streamlining processes

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