A strategic integrated healthcare facility management model
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The requirement to reduce expenditure on “non-core” activities, along with building’s owners’ expectations for improved performance, are the main dilemmas with which a facility manager deals on a regular basis. The primary objective of this research was to identify the effect of defined parameters, such as the actual age of a building and its level of occupancy, on the performance of facilities and their systems. This study contributed to the development of a model capable of integrating these parameters into a Facility Management (FM) tactical and strategic decision-making process, referred to as the Integrated Healthcare Facility Management Model (IHFMM). The model’s guidelines may be outlined for the methodological design and operation of facilities from a life cycle perspective. The paper presents the architecture of the developed model, and four of the 15 procedures that comprise the heart of this model. © 2007, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Lavy, S., & Shohet, I. M.