The Insel Group in Bern was created in 2016 through the merger of Inselspital and Spitalnetz Bern AG. With its six locations with a graduated care model, the Insel Group is one of the leading providers of health services in Switzerland. The merger, together with the changing political and economic framework in the course of the introduction of the SwissDRG, forms the basis for the start of extensive projects for cost optimization in the Insel Group.
In addition to implementing modern logistics processes, the main focus is on reducing the costs of medical supplies. Together with gök Consulting as management consultancy, 11 sub-projects were initiated in two phases. In addition to lowering purchase prices, harmonizing and optimizing the product portfolio was an important part of the project, which was carried out in just under two years. The technical article presents the procedure and the results using the example of cardiology.
Homes and hospitals, October 2017 edition, pp. 22-23