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Considerations regarding the Performance Improvement of the Hospital Healthcare Services from Romania by the Implementation of an Integrated Management System

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  • Lelia Voinea


    (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Rodica Pamfilie


    (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

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    The continuous quality improvement is an obligatory condition for the achievement and maintaining of the performance in healthcare services. Introducing the concepts of quality improvement in medical practice represents a distinctive component of the hospital reform in Romania. Healthcare quality is a more important principle in sanitary field, because the level of patients ‘knowledge is increasing concomitantly with the technological and therapeutic progresses. The continuous quality improvement is an obligatory condition for the achievement and maintaining the performance in healthcare organization, especially in hospital. The integration of many management systems (quality management, environmental management, security and occupational health management, information security management) and the development of an integrated management model applicable to Romanian hospitals, which have as principal goal to improve the performance of health services, represent a challenge for the Romanian health system. An integrated management system is a logical and systematic managerial approach, which permits taking-up optimum strategic and operational decisions. These decisions take into consideration all the essential aspects which lead to an efficient functionality of health organization, in terms of quality, environment, security and occupational health, and information security.

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    Article provided by Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania in its journal The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 26 (June)
    Pages: 339-345

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    Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:11:y:2009:i:26:p:339-346
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