The role of physicians in the implementation of process flow solutions in healthcare
Paper in proceedings, 2011

This paper identifies physician-related factors that influence the implementation of process flow solutions in healthcare. Based on qualitative research at four A&E departments, we identify three factors that negatively influenced the implementation. First, standardized process flow solutions are perceived to limit physician's traditionally high level of autonomy. Second, there were also perceived difficulties when combining the medical responsibility and process flow solutions. Finally, physicians were more interested in developing their medical skills, rather than skills in improving the process of care production.

Process flow solutions

Implementation

Physicians

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 the 18th International Annual EurOMA Conference – Exploring Interfaces”, 3-6 July 2011, Cambridge, UK

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

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10/7/2017