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Singh / Lillrank Planning and Designing Healthcare Facilities

A Lean, Innovative, and Evidence-Based Approach

1. Auflage 2017, 246 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 162 mm x 241 mm, Gewicht: 548 g
ISBN: 978-1-138-03226-2
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Singh / Lillrank Planning and Designing Healthcare Facilities

The planning and design of healthcare facilities has evolved over the previous decades from "function follows design" to "design follows function." Facilities stressed the functions of healthcare providers but patient experience was not fully considered. The design process has now crucially evolved, and currently, the impression a hospital conveys to its patients and community is the primary concern. The facilities must be welcoming, comfortable, and exude a commitment to patient well-being. Rapid changes and burgeoning technologies are now major considerations in facility design. Without flexibility, hospitals face quicker obsolescence if designs are not forward-thinking.
Planning and Designing Healthcare Facilities: A Lean, Innovative, and Evidence-Based Approach explores recent developments in hospital design. Medical facilities have been adapted to the requirements of clinical functions. Recently, the needs of patients and clinical pathways have been recognized. With the patient at the center of the process, the flow of tasks becomes the guiding principle as hospital design must employ evidence-based thinking, and process management methods such as Lean become central.

The authors explain new concepts to reduce healthcare delivery cost, but keep quality the primary consideration. Concepts such as sustainability (i.e., Green Hospitals) and the use of new tools and technologies, such as information and communication technology (ICT), Lean, and evidence-based planning and innovations are fully explained.


Health planners, policy makers, health professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs and health industries.

Weitere Infos & Material

Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: Innovative, Lean, and Evidence-Based Design.
Chapter 3: Concept of a Hospital.
Chapter 4: Patient First, Functions Next, and Design Later.
Chapter 5: Green Hospitals and Sustainable Solution to Healthcare Facility.
Chapter 6: Designing a Patient-Centric Healthcare Facility Using Lean Methodology.
Chapter 7: Creating Safer Healthcare Environments Using an Evidenced-Based Design Process.
Chapter 8: Evidence-Based Design in Hospitals: Theory to Implementation.
Chapter 9: Virtual Hospitals of the Future.
Chapter 10: Redefining Healthcare of Tomorrow in Smart City.
Chapter 11 Delivering Inclusive Intelligent Healthcare by Innovative and Comprehensive e-Health System.
Chapter 12: Planning Safe Hospitals.
Chapter 13: Designing Innovative Facilities: Contamination and Security Hazards at Hospitals.
Chapter 14: Adapt or Obsolesce: The Evolution of Singapore Health System.

Singh, Vijai Kumar
Dr. Vijai K. Singh retired as Surgeon Rear Admiral after 37 years in national and international assignments. He earned MBBS, Masters in Hospital Administration, Diplomate National Board in Hospital and Health Care Management, and M Phil. He was awarded a Distinguished Services Medal for services in Zambia by the President of India and commendation by Zambia. He had been deputy chief medical officer of the United Nations, adjunct professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Zaragoza, Spain, and consultant to the National Disaster Management Authority. He was president of the Academy of Hospital Administration, founder director of the International Institute of Health Management Research, chairman of the Health Care Division of Quality Council of India, and member of the International Group on Biosafety. He developed a European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model for Healthcare in India released by Union Health Minister.
Presently, he is Adjunct Research Professor at the International Health Innovation Center, Ivey School of Business, Canada, and Director of Healthcare Asia for Lean Healthcare Excellence-Simpler. He is a member of the National Public Health Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and visiting professor of the Indian Institute of Management, Management Development Institute, and Public Health Foundation of India.
Paul Lillrank has been a professor of quality and service management at Aalto University since 1994. He earned his PhD from Helsinki University in 1988 after postgraduate studies in Japan, where he studied quality management in Japanese industry. He has worked at Science University of Tokyo, the Boston Consulting Group, and Stockholm School of Economics. He has pioneered industrial management applications in health care and cofounded the Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture (HEMA) at Aalto, Finland, and the Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG), a consultancy.
He has published in the areas of health-care operations management, technology transfer, service quality, and process analysis. He teaches regularly at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

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