The specialist in the field of process and organizational planning is the Managing Director of ATP health
Frankfurt, 1st March 2014 – The arrival of the health economist Siegfried Loewenguth in the management team of ATP health gives the company a new USP in the health sector. The combination of integrated design and corporate organizational planning means that ATP’s health sector design company is now in the position to offer an integrated package in both the primary (care) and secondary (supply) fields.
According to Loewenguth, “those responsible for building health sector facilities are increasingly recognizing that the lean management ideas which have long been favored by industry and business can also be applied to the “lean hospital”. Lean processes are amongst the decisive factors – also commercially - without which patient care can only get worse. These, however, must include serious and comprehensive analyses of both operational processes and the available infrastructure.”
Siegfried Loewenguth brings 34 years’ experience in a range of leadership positions and a breadth of special expertise about the health sector. “The objective of my integration into the team is to reconcile the infrastructure with the desired or essential operational processes at every phase of the design. The first conversations with customers have already shown that this extended spectrum of services offered by ATP health is an absolute “USP” which finds great interest amongst our listeners.”
Analyses of operational processes consider timetable and content-related aspects of processes in the areas of diagnostics, treatment and care. Where possible – such as in out-patient or central (emergency) admission situations – simulations of patient flow can enable optimized throughput to be planned. This can lead to a reduction in pressure on the necessary infrastructure - waiting, examination and treatment areas, patient admission counters etc. “We also offer to carry out commercial comparisons of a range of planning models in order to help the client to make, for example, better informed strategic decisions”, adds Loewenguth.