Digitization in Healthcare: Patient-Centered, Networked, and Sustainable

In the constantly evolving field of healthcare, hospitals and clinics face many different challenges. These problems are not just complicated, but also vary a lot, affecting how health services are given and how hospitals are run in the future. Read more about:

Current Challenges in Modern Healthcare

Demographics and Workforce Shortages

As more people are living longer, we need more healthcare professionals to care for them. Hospitals can attract and keep good staff by improving the workplace and offering ongoing training. Hiring nurses from other countries and using technology to break down language barriers are also parts of the solution.

Embracing the Digital Age and KHZG

With the support of the Hospital Future Act (KHZG), hospitals are adopting new digital tools to make patient care more personalized and efficient. But it's not just about getting new technology; we also need to update our ways of working to make the most out of these digital advancements.

Economic and Structural Changes

Laws and regulations are always changing, and hospitals need to be agile. This means rethinking how we operate, focusing on areas where we excel, and collaborating more with others in the healthcare ecosystem to deliver quality care efficiently.

Billing and Revenue Management

The ways hospitals get paid are changing, thanks to updated DRG (Diagnostic Related Groups) interpretations, more available data, and shifts in outpatient and inpatient care. We need to be precise in billing and management to navigate this complex landscape effectively. 

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"It is difficult to agree on uniform occupancy and treatment processes across all types of service. With the support of the 4C GROUP, we have managed to fundamentally reorient the cross-disciplinary and cross-functional cooperation throughout the entire hospital towards the patient."

Dr. Gunther Essinger, Director, zfp - Klinikum Nordschwarzwald

Cooperation with POLAVIS

POLAVIS develops and implements innovative eHealth solutions for hospitals. The company was founded in 2015 as a spin-off from an established management consultancy with a focus on healthcare. Founded as "eHealth Ventures GmbH", the roots lay in the professional integration of B2C and B2B requirements. With the change of name to "POLAVIS GmbH" the established product brand became leading. POLAVIS has been growing steadily since the beginning and today focuses on digital eHealth products for hospitals. Due to solid medium-sized financing and a good revenue situation, POLAVIS is independent of short-term interests and sustainably positioned in the hospital market.

Kompetenznetzwerk Krankenhausmanagement

An initiative of 4C GROUP AG

The initiative has set itself the goal of generating new impulses and ideas for a sustainable hospital management and creating an exchange platform for hospitals executives. One field of attention is the identification and exchange of best practices from hospitals and usable instruments from other industries. Core event of the KKM is since 2009 the annual Roundtable-Meeting in which top executives in the hospital management discuss current and future issues as well as their solutions in a confidential atmosphere.

In the aftermath, innovative topics with selected houses are further deepened and validated as far as possible in pilot projects. The findings will be proofed within the network and made availabe as soon as possible.

The work of the Kompetenznetzwerk Krankenhausmanagement (competence network hospital management) is based on a sustainable and results-oriented exchange and cooperation of individual like-minded peers and experts. The network was founded by the initiative of the Charité Berlin, the Institute of Hospital Management, TU Munich, Center for Hospital Management, the University of Rosenheim, professor of controlling and hospital management and the 4C GROUP AG, top management consulting firm for corporate management and control, and change management.

You will find more on http://kkm-netzwerk.de

Current Events

KKM Roundtable 2023

Since 2009, the core event of the KKM has been the annual roundtable meeting, in which top executives from hospital management discuss current and future issues and their solutions in a confidential atmosphere. Afterwards, innovative topics are discussed in greater depth with selected hospitals and, if possible, tested in pilot projects. The findings will be made available to the network in a timely manner. Learn more about the topic at: kkm-netzwerk.de

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