Principles for Implementing Modularity in Healthcare

Ruter Soffers, Bert Meijboom, Juliana Hsuan

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Abstract

Modularity can help address urgent societal needs of cost reductions and improved patient centeredness in healthcare, but has only rarely been implemented in that sector. We propound that this is at least partially due to the lack of guidance on reorganizations of existing healthcare offerings in a modular way. We identify three principles to do so: 1) the service architecture should be decomposable; 2) a proper service specification process should be introduced; and 3) the presence of interfaces should be ensured. Followingthese principles should help policy makers as well as managers to implement modularity in existing healthcare offerings.
Modularity can help address urgent societal needs of cost reductions and improved patient centeredness in healthcare, but has only rarely been implemented in that sector. We propound that this is at least partially due to the lack of guidance on reorganizations of existing healthcare offerings in a modular way. We identify three principles to do so: 1) the service architecture should be decomposable; 2) a proper service specification process should be introduced; and 3) the presence of interfaces should be ensured. Followingthese principles should help policy makers as well as managers to implement modularity in existing healthcare offerings.

Conference

ConferenceThe 23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference 2016
Number23
LocationNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period17/06/201622/06/2016
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Keywords

  • Modular healthcare
  • Service modularity
  • Implementation

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Soffers, R., Meijboom, B., & Hsuan, J. (2016). Principles for Implementing Modularity in Healthcare. Paper presented at The 23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference 2016, Trondheim, Norway.
Soffers, Ruter ; Meijboom, Bert ; Hsuan, Juliana. / Principles for Implementing Modularity in Healthcare. Paper presented at The 23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference 2016, Trondheim, Norway.9 p.
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