27
Feb 17

How to improve integration of health services to support patient centred care

Scotland has long had a vision that “everyone is able to live longer healthier lives at home, or in a homely setting”. This can be achieved through better integration between both health and social care, and between the different components of the care system, including primary care and acute care. There have been structural, budgetary … Continue reading How to improve integration of health services to support patient centred care

01
Feb 17

Whole System Patient Flow – The Scottish Experience

Good patient flow is not about a production line with patients moving along a factory-like conveyor belt, but it does draw upon some of the same Operations Management techniques. Instead, good patient flow places the patient on the optimal patient pathway for their needs and contributes to safe, person-centred and effective care. It also eliminates … Continue reading Whole System Patient Flow – The Scottish Experience