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Articles by Jeremy Smerd

Cutting Costs the Toyota Way

February 27, 2009
About five years ago, the medical director for Toyota Motor North America began tacking the problem of reducing the company’s health care costs by using the Toyota Production System.
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Engineering Better Care

February 27, 2009
Automotive engineers are applying their expertise in manufacturing efficiency to health care to deliver services at a lower cost and to improve patient outcomes.
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What The Biggest Loser Can Teach Employers

November 6, 2008
The hit TV show can be viewed as a kind of wellness program, offering insight into how support groups, incentives and education can help people lose weight. Winner Bill Germanakos lost 164 pounds in the course of the show’s fourth season.
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