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Purpose The increasing percentage of aging population (longer life expectancy) and the changing financial policies in the healthcare systems put governments under pressure to optimize its healthcare expenditures without compromising quality. One way to cut down the costs is through improving and optimizing the facility management processes. This pa...
Purpose Healthcare systems are very costly and the inpatient treatment in hospitals is a major part of these costs. The question is, how can greater efficiency be effected without influencing the core business of a hospital – the cure of patients. Through improving the process flow of facility management (FM) processes, savings within these process...
The German health care system is in dire straits financially. The costs of stationary patient care in hospitals are prohibitive. Currently, 30 per cent of hospital costs are a result of facility related processes, a percentage representing the equivalent of more than 14bn annually. Optimising facility-related processes in hospitals has the potentia...
Savings in the field of facility management in hospitals could substantially contribute to reducing health care costs without having a negative impact on the quality of the core competencies and processes of hospitals. The university of Karlsruhe together with its partners has followed the approach to keep facility management costs under control th...