Hospital Management and Digital Transformation

Date: May 13, 2020 to May 14, 2020 – Event

In May 2020, the Congress “Hospital Management and Digital Transformation” of the Association of Hospital Directors of Germany will take place. The congress shows again this year, how modern IT improves the quality of health care and supports institutions in competition. IT-Companies, Service Providers as well as representatives from politics, science and administration meet in the context of varied networking Events. The Participants join the congress in order to inform themselves about developments in the industry, to exchange ideas and to learn from the experiences of others.

Gök Consulting will be there as an active part this year. Our Company is a known expert in the field, so we have been invited as a speaker and moderator.

Our managing directors, Dr. Stefan Drauschke and Dipl. Ing. Ulrich Pieper, are present at the congress on both days, 13 and 14 May 2020 (even it is probably just an online conference). Dr. Drauschke will moderate the workshop on the topic “Development and Status of Health Information Management in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium”. Mr. Ulrich Pieper gives a lecture on “Transforming Healthcare in disruptive times – strategic Health Information Management”.

The congress programme is available here as a pdf file for download (German-language):

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Berlin – Date: April 05, 2020 – Topic

GÖK Initiative for a riskmanagement-portal for hospitals in times of Corona

Now that the development of treatment capacities in the facilities, and in particular the increase in the approximately 25,000 ventilation places available in Germany to date, is in full swing and the supply of protective materials will hopefully soon return to normal, other at least equally important issues are coming to the fore. Three days ago, the German Coalition for Patient Safety (Aktionsbündnis Patientensicherheit (APS)) called on health care institutions to include clinical risk management specialists in the corona pandemic crisis teams. As a general aid, Aktionsbündnis Aktionsbündnis provides current tips from the perspective of patient safety on the corona crisis on their homepage.

The Berlin-based GÖK Consulting GmbH goes one step further. “As a specialist for crisis and risk management, it is our task to provide help quickly and unconventionally”. “The risks in the individual facilities are specific, says Dr. Drauschke, himself a doctor and managing director of the company. In the end, places where concretely avoidable risks for patients and staff in the institution can arise are of course only known to insiders. He also refers here to the statement of Dr. Ruth Hecker, the long-standing head of the Department of Clinical Risk Management at the University Hospital in Essen and chairwoman of the APS.

However, it is also true that a situation like COVID-19 is completely new for all those involved and can only be solved through joint efforts. Risk management is no exception. “And by this we certainly mean a comprehensive approach to solving the problem from within the community and with regard to all the risks of everyday hospital life in the context of the crisis,” says Ulrich Pieper. As the managing director of GÖK Consulting and a recognised expert in the field of digitalisation in the health care system, he launched this initiative. Our programmer resources focus on the implementation of a coordinated risk management Portal for hospitals, whose functions, structures and results can be shared across the individual institution. This, of course, only applies if we get enough support for this initiative from the market. We would be happy to bear the development costs of the project if the application were widely supported, says the engineer, and is now addressing the stakeholders of the health care system in Germany with the concrete offer.
In addition to the APS, we invite all committees and specialists from the field to participate in the development, adds Dr. Drauschke. All in all, the aim is to make a meaningful contribution to overcoming the crisis and to ensure that ideas are followed by action.

Strategy development and change management

Helmut Nawratil, Hartmut Ponßen, Pia Drauschke, Dr. med. Stefan Drauschke 

The example of the district hospitals in Middle Franconia shows how important a clear strategy and transparent communication are for the economic success of a company. In a stringent strategy process, with the active involvement of managers and employees, concrete goals were set on the basis of a future concept and communicated openly. In addition to the economic recovery of the district clinics, this change process also led to higher employee satisfaction.

KU Health Management, edition 12/2014, pp. 41-43

Revenue increase with geriatric medicine

Bodo Lapisch, Dr.-Ing. Jörg Risse 

Demographic developments make geriatrics a growth area in acute inpatient care. Before providing geriatric services, however, important strategic and structural questions regarding the care potential, structural integration and billing must be clarified. From the experience in two companies, a few suggestions and tips should be given here from an economic perspective.

KU Health Management Edition August 2014 pages 17-21