Integrated healthcare facility management model - A case study
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Increasing demand for healthcare services worldwide creates continuous requirements to reduce expenditure on "non-core" activities, such as maintenance and operations. At the same time, owners, users, and clients of healthcare expect a high level of built-facilities performance and minimized risks. The objective of this research was to develop an integrated Facility Management (FM) model for healthcare facilities. The core of the model is based on the strength of identified effects of parameters, such as maintenance expenditure and actual service life, on the performance and maintenance of healthcare facilities. The proposed Integrated Healthcare Facility Management Model (IHFMM) addresses three core fields of FM: maintenance, performance and risk. This paper presents a case study carried out in an Israeli acute care hospital, in which the IHFMM was implemented and the findings were examined and evaluated three years later. The findings reveal a high correlation between the outcomes observed between the two phases of the case study.
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Lavy, S., & Shohet, I. M.