Process management in healthcare.Sant Camil Hospital case study
Sánchez Ruiz, Lidia
Blanco Rojo, Beatriz
Simón, Rosa María
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Revista de Dirección y Administración de Empresas = Enpresen Zuzendaritza eta Administrazio Aldizkaria (20) : 1-8 (2013)
Nowadays due to the crisis, some government measures are aimed at reducing healthcare spending, affecting in some level or another the quality offered. Process management is said to be a useful tool for reducing healthcare costs by improving management without any additional economic investment. That is doing more with the same resources and without reducing the quality offered. In this study an empirical case of a Catalan hospital is presented. Overall, the usefulness of process management in the healthcare sector is shown and some tips are provided for those managers that want to implement this management system in their hospitals. This work is also interesting for those managers responsible for the National Healthcare System due to a big question is stated: what would happen if process management was implemented in the whole healthcare system?