Healthcare facilities management: State of the art review

Igal M. Shohet, Sarel Lavy

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Abstract

Following increases in national demands on healthcare facilities and services, healthcare facilities management (FM) has gradually matured to become an established research and development topic. This paper reviews the state of the art in the main domains related to healthcare FM and defines the central themes in the development of a healthcare FM model. FM, maintenance management and performance management are reviewed in a wider context, and the main domains of healthcare FM are discussed. The five salient topics included in healthcare FM are maintenance management, performance management, risk management, supply services management, and development. These five core domains are interrelated, and can be integrated using information and communications technology, which provides the desired environment required for the challenging decision making and development prevalent in healthcare FM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-220
Number of pages11
JournalFacilities
Volume22
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Communication technologies
  • Facilities
  • Health services
  • Maintenance
  • Performance management
  • Risk management

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