Systems analysis and modelling have been effective in a wide range of manufacturing and service industries. Through a series of research projects, we have explored the potential for transferring this experience into healthcare management. Systems analysis and modelling have a great relevance in efficiently organising resources to deliver more effective healthcare. However, the techniques often require some adaptation for healthcare reflecting the variety of stakeholders and the strong emphasis on patient-centred care.
|Redesign||Concentration and orthopaedic services|
|Redesign of acute health services|
|Waiting list management|
|Outpatient models for the Queen’s Medical Centre Diagnostic & Treatment Centre|
|National postnatal care redesign|
|Reducing postnatal hospital stay|
|PRAM Postnatal care Resource Allocation Model|
|Balance of care||Organisational impact of Ambulatory Care|
|Delays to discharge|
|Resource allocation & capacity planning||Provision of patient transport services across Scotland|
|Intensive Care Unit modelling at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital heart and Lung Centre|
|Methodology||Reflections on healthcare modelling and its implementation|
For further information please contact John Bowers.