Aug 2016 - IDC PeerScape - Doc # EMEA41681216
IDC PeerScape: Operation Management Best Practices in European Hospitals
By: Jonas Knudsen, Massimiliano Claps
This IDC PeerScape details a set of recommended practices CIOs are successfully using to improve hospital operation management by digital transformation initiatives. In many hospitals, hospital operation management has not been a key focus area for CIOs or chief medical officers. The focus on traditional clinical suites such as electronic health record (EHR), picture archiving and communication system (PACS), radiology Information system (RIS), enterprise content management (ECM), among others has been favored, and logistics has been left for the special logistics department to handle. Hospital operation management has often been defined as equal to enterprise resource planning and supply chain management in which asset management, transportation of equipment, and restocking of decentralized storage depots are the primary areas of responsibility.
"Hospital operation management should be defined as services before, during, and after the patient has visited the hospital, thus making planning/scheduling, clinical logistics, and service logistics the three components to implement, integrate, and align with the hospital's clinical workflows and business models," said Jonas Knudsen, research director, IDC Health Insights EMEA.