PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE FACILITY DESIGN Authors Name Institution INTRODUCTION Technological advancement has become a decisive factor in determining health facility planning and designs. The accelerating rate of evolution and incorporation of health technology has been significant and consistent in affecting facility planning and design. The goal of this paper is to discuss the impact of historical trends to facility design. Although technological and medical advancement has had a profound impact in the health industry, the basic design of most hospitals is still the same since World War II; adverse changes in facility design are expected because of the increase in consumerism, availability of information, technological and
Healthcare and business settings are different in terms of goals and system contexts. Healthcare organizations’ goals includes provide quality, value priced, safe health care services and ultimately, improve health outcomes. In addition to this primary goal, healthcare organizations also seek financial stability, community value, ethics and employee engagement. In this context, leaders are asked to efficiently use the available resources to optimize the managerial approaches to direct their teams towards more productive environment and positive interactions with patients. Healthcare setting-unlike business setting-is a more complicated system that consists of different professional teams and departments that usually don’t share the same objectives or planning strategies due to the diversity in the services provided.
It is a long past time to have a guaranteed quality healthcare delivery services for all. With an environment that is constantly changing, health and social care is challenged to move in a quick pace setting as the world continuous to grow in a more competitive custom. Therefore, effective leaders
ABSTRACT Health care industries are fastest growing field. The medical industries have massive amount of collected works about patient details, diagnosis and medications. Data mining approaches are utilized in health care industries to turns these data is into valuable pattern and to predicting coming up trends. The healthcare industry brings together vast amount of healthcare data which are not “mined” to discover unseen information. To achieve good quality of service, the healthcare industries should provide better diagnosis and treatment to the patients.
“The fact that consumer service expectations in healthcare organization are high poses a serious challenge for healthcare providers as they want to make exceptional impression on every customer,” (Nabil, 2003). Health sectors are intensely competitive to offer better quality of services to constantly meet the increasing expectations of consumers. Instead of just imposing market orientation, healthcare organizations should as well adopt consumer orientation philosophy as this can help them understand the internal and external needs of their consumers to better manage and improve their services (Shahin,
Budgeting and budgetary control system in health care organizations has become an important topic not only because of rapidly increasing costs within the health sector, but also budgeting and budgetary control in service production generally, and in hospital services particularly raises specific theoretical and practical problems that have to be dealt with (Fallan & Petterson, and Stemsrudhagen 2004; Nyaland 2004; Fahlevi, 2014; Jackson et al). First, a public hospital’s main objective is ensuring quality in health care services and providing treatment to as many patients as possible so as to meet health needs of a given population. But, although providing services for increased number of patients is thought of a healthy development, it also
Governments in established countries worldwide are trying to give health care with accessible resources, and regarding the growing demand, enhanced patient acuity in healthcare centres and care facilities, rapid throughput of patients, and escalating costs related in part with healthcare technology. In the context of these pressures, there has been a range of reforms and initiatives, with leaders normally in the forefront of their implementation. These pressures can influence, particularly upon their capability to perform successfully, and this is especially the case in rural and remote areas where the burden of workloads and an insufficient supply of health care experts can wrongly impact even the most dedicated leader (Buykx, Humphreys, &
Hospitals are complex organizations in which multiple healthcare professionals work interdependently to deliver care (Gatrell, 2005). Unfortunately, such conditions raise the potential for confusion, errors and delays for both the hospital and the patients. It is important that the patient information is accurate and provided on a timely basis. However, better collection and dissemination of information on patients and provider performance appears to be a cornerstone for building improved care coordination (Hofmarcher et al. 2007).
Significance of Medical SEO to Healthcare Providers Search engine optimization (SEO) has undergone remarkable changes over the years and has provided a platform worthy of note for healthcare providers to get their services to the people who need them. Consequently, any modern hospital or other healthcare institution has to have a clearly laid out SEO strategy for a chance to stay relevant and competitive in this cutthroat industry. Being the best doctor is no longer enough; getting that information to potential customers has become a central part of doing business in the healthcare industry. For healthcare providers who have already embraced medical SEO, the good news is that it remains an unrivaled means of promotion. Compared to other digital
Continued research and development has led to the discovery of better and effective technologies and drugs that can solve many health challenges. However, the main concern for health care managers is the cost of acquiring and installing these technologies as well as the pace at which technology becomes obsolete (Brandeau et al., 2004). Hospitals must install new technologies and use new drugs to remain competitive and offer quality services to clients. In practice, committing huge funds to new technologies and drugs has the impact of limiting the funds available for other operations and needs such as payment for staff, expansion, and research. Therefore, this is a serious future challenge because present day hospitals are already cash strapped yet they will require expensive technologies in the future.