Controlling patient flows – Admission, occupancy and discharge management at Nagold Hospital

Dr. Elke Frank, Alexandre Holzheimer, Dr. Jörg Risse 

The organizational-administrative tasks of the inpatient patient flow are often characterized by a strong process fragmentation. Various actors perform similar activities, such as scheduling the inpatient admission of electric patients. This results in a large number of interfaces with ambiguous responsibilities in the patient flow process. The result is increased transparency and process complexity. The article describes the procedure for developing a concept for admission, occupancy and discharge management for the Nagold Hospital of the Southwest Clinic Association.

Control currents

Jürgen Feldmann, Thomas Wadel, Dr. Jörg Risse, Ulrike Gies, Alexandre Holzheimer 

For five years now, the Bergmannsheil University Medical Center in Bochum has been building a new functional wing and ward block. Transport logistics face the challenge of maintaining security of supply and disposal during all project phases. At the same time, the construction measures offer the opportunity to strategically align hospital logistics for the future and to optimize ineffective processes.

f & w manage and operate in hospitals, issue 04-2015, pp. 266-269