Factors that hinder the implementation of process flow solutions related to the existing knowledge paradigm in healthcare
Paper in proceedings, 2010

This paper investigates factors that hinder the implementation of process flow solutions related to the existing knowledge paradigm in healthcare. There is a prevailing view of the knowledge areas that healthcare should master. Medical science is, of course, in focus but in order to create efficiency in production of care, there is a need of widening the traditional approach and being open to knowledge from the operations management field.Physicians play a significant role when implementing process flow solutions and they have a severe impact on how knowledge in operations management is developed and established in healthcare organizations. There is a challenge in having both physicians and nurses involved in patient flow improvement projects that are not explicitly connected to their research or specialist areas.

Author

Torbjörn Jacobsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Pär Åhlström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Proceedings of APMS 2010 - International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems

NS.5.1; id 195-

Subject Categories

Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

ISBN

9788864930077

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10/6/2017