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PBS NewsHour Report Features Virginia Mason
The PBS NewsHour report featuring Virginia Mason's work to eliminate waste, lower costs and improve quality through the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS) aired Oct. 24. 2012. The story is a follow-up to the recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, "The Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America," developed by a committee that included Gary S. Kaplan, MD, Virginia Mason chairman and CEO. The IOM report noted the U.S. health care system wastes more than $750 billion each year.
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