Streamlining Healthcare Through Reengineering and Consolidation

December 2011
Pharmaceutical Representative;Dec2011, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p22
The article focuses on the streamlining healthcare for efficiency. It notes that cost-cuttings in managed care has created a great interest in strategies which would eliminate waste and use resources more efficiently. It stresses that while implementing cost reductions, such strategy creates improvements in patient care. Moreover, it emphasizes that streamlining strategies have borrowed from business management which has been used in healthcare which include reengineering and consolidation.


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