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Show simple item record Van der Watt, R Erasmus, Louwrence 2017-07-28T09:01:48Z 2017-07-28T09:01:48Z 2016-07
dc.identifier.citation Van der Watt, R. and Erasmus, L. 2016. Healthcare facility commissioning – the transition of clinical services. 26th Annual INCOSE International Symposium (IS 2016), 18-21 July 2016, Edinburg, Scotland, p. 1597–1609, DOI: 10.1002/j.2334-5837.2016.00248.x en_US
dc.identifier.uri DOI: 10.1002/j.2334-5837.2016.00248.x
dc.description 26th Annual INCOSE International Symposium (IS 2016), 18-21 July 2016, Edinburg, Scotland en_US
dc.description.abstract A public multi-disciplinary primary-level hospital delivers clinical services to both in and out patients within its catchment area. A multi-disciplinary hospital is a healthcare facility of which the commissioning or transition into operations is a complex process that can last several months. This paper treats a hospital’s clinical services using a systems perspective on healthcare services delivery within the context of the systems hierarchy level definitions used in South Africa to relate the inward and outward commissioning of a hospital to the concepts of systems engineering and services science. A hospital can be viewed as a system of systems containing several tangible and intangible elements identified through the clinical services blueprint that during commissioning can be related to useful systems engineering ideas from large-scale infrastructure projects. The relationship between the clinical services blueprint and the Systems Breakdown Structure (SBS) is very important and must be coordinated with the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS) during commissioning. The concepts put forward in this paper should enable hospital project and commissioning managers to gain insights into the integration of systems from a holistic perspective during design to achieve an integrated and optimized commissioning schedule to achieve overall operational readiness. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher INCOSE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;18338
dc.subject Healthcare facility commissioning en_US
dc.subject Clinical services transitions en_US
dc.subject Systems breakdown structure en_US
dc.subject SMS en_US
dc.title Healthcare facility commissioning – the transition of clinical services en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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