What do we get from literature on hospital logistics

After some trial and error excercise in literature research I established a fruitful search strategy. My search strategy consisted of three separate searches in three different databases, PubMed, EBSCOhost and JSTOR. I searched on: Hospital AND Logistics Hospital AND Flow AND Process Hospital AND Supply Chain Management Hospital AND Operations Management I limited my search …

What do we get from literature on hospital logistics Lees verder »

Logistics in hospitals: what is it about?

With the main question being what role logistics plays in hospital strategy I started literature research in 2016. A more specific question for this research was which logistical parameters were mentioned in relation to hospitals. We (by ‘we’ I mean the PhD team with three (assistant) professors and me, see ‘About me’) took parameters as …

Logistics in hospitals: what is it about? Lees verder »

Hospital as logistical system: too big too detail?

In 2006 I started to model the entire logistical hospital system to assess the design of a new hospital building. With this model it was possible to analyze for example walking distances, occupation of space, elevators, hallways and crossing of clean and infectious patients or goods. The typical hospital has many nodes – 111 in …

Hospital as logistical system: too big too detail? Lees verder »

‘Nice job colleagues, but does it also work in theory?’ – part 2

I had quite a warm-up period before I went into PhD research. Not that I was aware of that at the time. Over the years, working in hospitals, I learned bits and pieces of the puzzle. I analyzed many outpatient processes, some in general, some in detail like those of eye patients, gynaecology and oral …

‘Nice job colleagues, but does it also work in theory?’ – part 2 Lees verder »

‘Nice job colleagues, but does it also work in theory?’ – part 1

A hospital moves into a state-of-the-art new building, in which all processes are supported by advanced ICT. Short after the opening of the new hospital both the building and the ICT do not seem to support the way patients and staff use it. Waiting rooms are empty – which sounds like great news – but …

‘Nice job colleagues, but does it also work in theory?’ – part 1 Lees verder »