Service Structure and Network Planning
The health and social services sector faces constant demands for improved cost-efficiency. A sustainable regional service structure must meet both the health needs of the region as well as its financial standing.
Many regions historically suffer from an overly heavy service structure, which causes unnecessary costs. Amendment of the service structure requires systematic planning and goal-oriented implementation.
Optimization of the service network involves balancing between the degree of specialization, the availability and the range of services. At best, regional cooperation and operational integration can help to achieve an improved range and a higher degree of specialization at a reasonable cost. Regional cooperation also lowers the costs per unit in services which provide economies of scale.
NHG possesses solid experience in the assessment and prediction of service needs. With regional cooperation we can build a cost-effective service structure which guarantees value-based care throughout the region.