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Digitalisation in Hospitals in COVID-19 Times—A Case Study of the Czech Republic

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Department of Sustainable Development, Moravian Business College Olomouc, tr. Kosmonautu 1, 77900 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Department of Informatics and Mathematics, Moravian Business College Olomouc, tr. Kosmonautu 1, 77900 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Department of Economy and Management, Moravian Business College Olomouc, tr. Kosmonautu 1, 77900 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Economies 2022, 10(3), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10030068
Received: 14 February 2022 / Revised: 9 March 2022 / Accepted: 12 March 2022 / Published: 17 March 2022
In COVID-19 times, the healthcare system needs more financial and other resources for covering all necessary medical products and services. On the other hand, we have observed pressure on the effectiveness and optimisation of resources in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Digitalisation represents an important source of information for various levels of management in hospitals. The main aim of our research is the identification of the benefits of digitalisation of medical devices in hospitals in COVID-19 times, focusing on a case study of the Czech Republic. For our methodological approach, a literature review, data analysis, correlation analysis, and regression analysis were used. The case study presents the changes to the equipment/facilities use in years 2019 and 2020 in a selected hospital in Prague and the impact of COVID-19 on such use of resources. Management and financial issues are discussed, together with recommendations for healthcare sector management. As a result, economic benefits are represented mainly by various kinds of savings and optimisation of both processes and employees. On the other hand, it is not easy to identify all possible savings, as some of them can be in non-financial expression. View Full-Text
Keywords: digitalisation; hospital; optimisation of resources; equipment/facilities; COVID-19; benefits; savings digitalisation; hospital; optimisation of resources; equipment/facilities; COVID-19; benefits; savings
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Zimmermannova, J.; Pavlik, L.; Chytilova, E. Digitalisation in Hospitals in COVID-19 Times—A Case Study of the Czech Republic. Economies 2022, 10, 68. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10030068

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Zimmermannova J, Pavlik L, Chytilova E. Digitalisation in Hospitals in COVID-19 Times—A Case Study of the Czech Republic. Economies. 2022; 10(3):68. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10030068

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Zimmermannova, Jarmila, Lukas Pavlik, and Ekaterina Chytilova. 2022. "Digitalisation in Hospitals in COVID-19 Times—A Case Study of the Czech Republic" Economies 10, no. 3: 68. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10030068

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