Health care has become one of India's fastest growing sectors in the past decade. A multitude of private players have entered this market, combining to offer high-quality health care and service in world-class hospitals and nursing homes all over India. It has been recognised that a professional approach to hospital administration and better resource allocation will go a long way to ensure both quality and cost-effectiveness in health care in India. The second edition of this successful book contains a well-planned collection of writings on modern hospital management. Revised and updated, it also contains two new chapters that discuss and highlight new developments in this field. The book spans a wide range of issues in modern hospital management, and provides all the necessary knowledge required to set up and run a modern-day hospital efficiently and as an economically viable business. The book also looks at " Customer experience management " Computer-aided diagnosis " Waste management " Financial management " Maintaining medical records " Medical audits " Managing human resources
Chapter 2: Planning a Modern Hospital
Planning a Modern Hospital
Planning a New Hospital
Planning is the most important aspect of establishing a hospital. If the plan is good all may go well. If the plan is not thought out carefully the work may never be completed. Planning a new hospital starts with setting goals for the hospital, without which the organisation cannot have a definite direction or focus. This is followed by the study of the external environment of the organisation, and the internal and external resources with which the goals set are to be achieved. This exercise facilitates selection of the means by which to achieve goals within a reasonable cost. It is much more than planning to buy a piece of equipment here or arrange ...