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Q&A: WIP your company into shape

April 26, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

ERIE, Pa. - As profit margins get tighter and competition heats up, providers need to focus on efficiencies, says Jim Noland, president of Presque Isle Medical Technologies. The provider has spent the last year implementing new processes and says his recent transition to a Work In Progress (WIP) system has changed everything.HME News: What exactly is a WIP system?Jim Noland: It's a term coined to describe all the work that you're doing from the assessment through delivery. We call each step in the...


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When goal is consistency, all details come together

April 26, 2013Guest Commentary

Organizing your business in a manner that produces consistent results requires thinking and processes developed with consistency as a goal. In my complex rehab and O&P practice, we had to grow to survive—not just growing in size, but in the maturity of our thinking about our operations and management strategies.We underwent a significant business management improvement effort in the last 18 months that radically transformed how we do business. One of the most difficult processes to implement...


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