Towards the activity based hospital
Conference contribution, 2018
In Swedish healthcare and at Sahlgrenska University Hospital productivity needs to increase. Many activities are performed all over the hospital, but not performed in a standardised way. The very first step to create standards for activities is to standardize the name of the activities and put them in a structure. There are standards, several official standards for both naming and carrying out health care activities, but there is no standard that includes the supporting work that is not strictly patient care. This paper describes an initiative at Sahlgrenska University Hospital using design science to develop a common terminology and structure for describing and defining all work activities performed at medical and surgical care units.