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Title: Enabling innovative healthcare delivery through the use of the focused factory model: the case of the spine clinic of the future.
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Bloemendal, J. W.
De Bruin, A. K.
Krabbendam, J. J.
Keywords: Healthcare Facilities
Delivery of Healthcare
Work Flow
Focused Factory
Spine Clinic
Information Technology
Health Management Information Systems
Knowledge Management
Clinic Design
Facilities Design
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Feb-2005
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Citation: Int. J. of Innovation and Learning, 2005; 2(1): 90 - 110
Abstract: This paper discusses the concept of the focused factory model. We highlight that the focused factory model combines one of the key generic strategies identified by Michael Porter (1985) and the ideas and concepts from manufacturing. The genesis of this model has its roots in trying to restore the competitive edge for manufacturing in the US. We assert that this model has much benefit for healthcare and, by applying such a model to the structuring of healthcare facilities, we can realise the benefits of this model that have been experienced in manufacturing; namely, we can achieve a competitive edge to healthcare delivery. We illustrate our ideas by presenting the design for a new Spine Clinic in the Netherlands.
DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2005.006086
ISSN: 1741-8089
Journal Title: International Journal of Innovation and Learning
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Computer and Information Science, James J. Nance College of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, 1860 East 18th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114-3610, USA.
Faculty of Technology and Management, University of Twente, Postbus 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
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