International Workshop on "Advances in Personalized Healthcare Services, Wearable Mobile Monitoring, and Social Media Pervasive Technologies"

Research Article

E-Procurement in Hospitals – An Integrated Supply Chain Management of Pharmaceutical and Medical Products by the Usage of Mobile Devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_45,
        author={Patrick Bartsch and Thomas Lux and Alexander Wagner and Roland Gabriel},
        title={E-Procurement in Hospitals -- An Integrated Supply Chain Management of Pharmaceutical and Medical Products by the Usage of Mobile Devices},
        proceedings={International Workshop on "Advances in Personalized Healthcare Services, Wearable Mobile Monitoring, and Social Media Pervasive Technologies"},
        proceedings_a={APHS},
        year={2013},
        month={4},
        keywords={supply chain management hospital engineering E-Procurement cost transparency patient safety healthcare process engineering medical ICT eHealth},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_45}
    }
    
  • Patrick Bartsch
    Thomas Lux
    Alexander Wagner
    Roland Gabriel
    Year: 2013
    E-Procurement in Hospitals – An Integrated Supply Chain Management of Pharmaceutical and Medical Products by the Usage of Mobile Devices
    APHS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_45
Patrick Bartsch1,*, Thomas Lux2,*, Alexander Wagner1,*, Roland Gabriel1,*
  • 1: Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2: University of Technology Chemnitz
*Contact email: pbartsch@winf.rub.de, tlux@tu-chemnitz.de, awagner@winf.rub.de, rgabriel@winf.rub.de

Abstract

The optimization of procurement processes for medical and pharmaceutical products helps hospitals reducing costs and increasing their cost transparency, treatment quality and patient safety. However, due to the great amount of actors and interfaces taking part in procurement processes a structured methodology is required for holistic documentation and analysis. Therefore, this paper elaborates and describes the main optimization goals for procurement processes and develops methods for process analysis and the ability of a goal-targeted optimization using specialized ICT systems.