Employees as Cost-Cutters

July 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2009, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p43
The article focuses on the use by U.S. hospitals of their employees and affiliated clinicians to help reduce costs. One strategy used by Tuczon Medical Center (TMC) in Arizona to save on orthopedic implants is standardization and contracting. TMC reports that it was able to give staff increases after the cost-cutting process. Banner Health was reportedly able to reduce printing costs by utilizing its Web site for content placement.


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