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Publication date: 1 January 2003

Igal M. Shohet

Maintenance management of health care facilities is one of the more complex subjects in the field of maintenance. The performance of hospital buildings is affected by…

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Maintenance management of health care facilities is one of the more complex subjects in the field of maintenance. The performance of hospital buildings is affected by numerous factors, including quality of hospital maintenance, actual occupancy vs standard occupancy, age of buildings, surrounding infrastructures, etc. The purpose of this research was to quantify the effects of users, building parameters and systems on the performance and maintenance of hospital buildings. The following factors were investigated: overall performance of the building; age of the building; level of building occupancy; and extent of labor outsourcing. The effects of the above parameters and variables were examined and quantified, employing coefficients and diagrams, using analytical and statistical analysis. The coefficients and diagrams developed were integrated into four key performance indicators for hospital buildings. The model was tested on six case studies, one of which is presented here.

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Facilities, vol. 21 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Article
Publication date: 27 February 2009

Sarel Lavy and Igal M. Shohet

Increasing demand for healthcare services world‐wide creates continuous requirements to reduce expenditures on “non‐core” activities, such as maintenance and operations…

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Purpose

Increasing demand for healthcare services world‐wide creates continuous requirements to reduce expenditures on “non‐core” activities, such as maintenance and operations. At the same time, owners, users, and clients of healthcare expect a high level of built‐facilities performance and minimized risks. The objective of this research is to develop an integrated facilities management (FM) model for healthcare facilities.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents a case study analysis of an Israeli acute care hospital, in which the integrated healthcare facilities management model (IHFMM) was implemented, and the findings were examined and evaluated three years later. The case studies investigated the effectiveness of the developed model in terms of maintenance and performance management. The robustness of the model was also examined by applying sensitivity analyses to its parameters.

Findings

Both of the case studies show significant results in predicting FM‐related aspects, such as the level of performance and the required maintenance budgets. The findings reveal a high correlation between the two phases of the case studies in terms of financial outcomes and performance predictions.

Originality/value

The core of the model is based on the strength of identified effects of certain parameters, such as maintenance expenditure and actual service life, on the performance and maintenance of healthcare facilities. The proposed IHFMM addresses two core topics of FM: maintenance and performance, for strategic FM decision making.

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Facilities, vol. 27 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2004

Igal M. Shohet and Sarel Lavy

The increasing competitiveness in the business sector forces facilities managers in reducing expenditure on “non‐core” activities. Consequently, the integration of…

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The increasing competitiveness in the business sector forces facilities managers in reducing expenditure on “non‐core” activities. Consequently, the integration of different domains related to facilities management (FM) motivates the development of a quantitative model, which may contribute both to the planning of FM activities and to the improved effectiveness of FM units. Three methodologies were used in the research presented in this paper: a structured FM survey conducted among acute care facilities in Israel; a statistical analysis of the data; and the conceptual development of an FM model. The proposed model is divided into three main phases that deal with the following five main FM domains. The outcomes of the model produce a set of variables, which can be analysed according to a given facility. In addition, the model provides guidelines for the methodological design and management of healthcare facilities from a life‐cycle perspective.

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Facilities, vol. 22 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2004

Igal M. Shohet and Sarel Lavy

Following increases in national demands on healthcare facilities and services, healthcare facilities management (FM) has gradually matured to become an established…

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Following increases in national demands on healthcare facilities and services, healthcare facilities management (FM) has gradually matured to become an established research and development topic. This paper reviews the state of the art in the main domains related to healthcare FM and defines the central themes in the development of a healthcare FM model. FM, maintenance management and performance management are reviewed in a wider context, and the main domains of healthcare FM are discussed. The five salient topics included in healthcare FM are maintenance management, performance management, risk management, supply services management, and development. These five core domains are interrelated, and can be integrated using information and communications technology, which provides the desired environment required for the challenging decision making and development prevalent in healthcare FM.

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Facilities, vol. 22 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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