Management Consulting Services

Our management consulting service

Improve your healthcare services

Skåne Care can help you start new innovative services or enhance quality, increase efficiency or cut costs within existing services, building on the Swedish healthcare model. Our experienced medical professionals and healthcare managers collaborate on-site with your project managers and team to determine your needs and define your vision. We support you every step of the way, from the initial needs assessment phase until you have achieved lasting, sustainable change.

Hospital management – transferring the Swedish model

Our areas of expertise range from establishing cost-effective working methods and developing healthcare processes that maximise value for patients to fine-tuning clinical activities by introducing the most advanced treatment methods.

Our experienced teams can help you develop tools for monitoring, documentation, quality assurance, and evaluation systems to achieve the highest international standards in clinical care. Such tools can also include advanced information and communication technologies that improve patients’ clinical health status, educate the healthcare workforce, and conduct research. We can also support your efforts in recruitment, staffing, training and education components for medical and administrative staff.

Creating and maintaining cutting-edge facilities

Skåne Care is the link to one of Sweden’s largest public services organisations within property management. Every year in Skåne, our facilities team maintains 1,200,000 m2 of properties and plan and implement up to 600 building projects – from smaller renovations to billion-dollar projects. To facilitate medical professionals at our large number of hospitals and clinics, experts in our team create professional and coordinated solutions for effective processes, seamless logistics, and optimal plans for building projects. We can work with you in planning, designing, and building facilities for all levels of healthcare.

Please contact Chief Program Development Officer Petra Menander Åhman for further information about our healthcare management services.

example facility set-up

next generation of hospitals

Skåne University Hospital Malmö

In 2010, one of the most modern facilities for emergency, trauma, and infection was completed at Skåne University Hospital. It was designed in close consultation with medical experts and uniquely planned from an infection control perspective. The modern archi­tecture and ventilation technology help reduce the risk of infection so severe infection cases can be addressed without the infection spreading to staff or other patients.

Skåne University Hospital has one of the largest and busiest trauma and emergency facilities in Sweden, treating over 140,000 patients annually. The new department was planned with optimal logistics in mind to focus on the patient and enable staff teamwork. The result is fast and functional healthcare, conforming to the highest national and international standards.

Continued large-scale investments at several sites in southern Sweden will create the next generation of hospitals fully adapted to the demands of patients, modern technology, and environmental sustainability.

EXAMPLES OF HEALTHCARE METHODOLOGY IN SKÅNE

ADVANCED HOME CARE

Children and adults who are in need of palliative care are offered advanced medical care at home as an alternative to hospitalisation. Patients with chronic disease can also be offered advanced home care for a limited time.

Benefits of advanced home care:

  • Offer patients more options.
  • Improve the quality of life for patients and those closest to them.
  • Reduce the number of hospitalisations.
  • Encourage early release from the hospital.

A multi-disciplinary team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide high-quality, advanced care based on the patient’s physical, psychological, social, and existential needs. The team can include physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, and counsellors. This team approach addresses a variety of needs while ensuring patient safety.

Care providers collaborate with research teams at Lund University to continuously develop and implement evidence-based quality of care. In addition, care providers and academia collaborate with highly skilled compa­nies in the region’s vibrant life science and information technology clusters to develop interactive eHealth tools. These tools create new opportunities to provide healthcare and health information that can make patients who receive home care feel safer and be more involved in their care.

PRIMARY HEALTHCARE

In Sweden, primary healthcare forms the foundation of the healthcare system that is highly available to the population. More than 100 healthcare centres in Skåne provide the population with basic healthcare, rehabilitative care, and preventive care (including lifestyle interventions) that do not require the medical and technical facilities of a hospital. Almost all healthcare centres have a specific department for children’s health and nearly half have maternity healthcare centres.

Every day, primary healthcare centres in Skåne receive about 12,000 visits and 11,600 phone calls. Through e-solutions, patients can also directly contact the healthcare system or access medical journals, information, and facts.

In our patient-centred care, a first point of contact with a general practitioner, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician, counselor, or psychologist, is offered depending on the patient’s needs. Primary healthcare centres work in close cooperation with specialists and refer patients if necessary, so patients receive the right level of care.