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Could the approach to service re-design and digital transformation developed by the Dutch care organisation, Buurtzorg, work here in the UK? asks the latest briefing from Socitm.
A study for the Dutch Ministry of Health found that Buurtzorg Nederland’s productivity was 6.4% higher than comparable organisations, while overheads and sick leave were less than half, and labour turnover 50% less. Patients improved in half the time, and experienced one third fewer visits to the hospital emergency department.
In Buurtzorg Nederland: a model for future public services? Socitm describes the Buurtzorg approach and how this lean organisation is enabled by a bespoke ICT system tightly integrated into the administrative and managerial processes of the organisation, minimising the need for reporting and bureaucracy.
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Find out more
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- Toward Digital Council - Better connected 2015 Executive Briefing
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- Living with austerity - making hard choices for ICT investment
All reports are provided in the Insight Knowledge Hub Group in years.
Insight topical briefings
Issue 80: Buurtzorg Nederland: a model for future public services? August 2015
Austerity demands innovative ways of working. This may involve self-directing teams, ultra-lean management hierarchies, and organisational structures that are designed around the needs of the customer rather than the needs of the organisation. One such example is home care in the Netherlands. We explore how ICT supported daily operations and strategy. Is this approach transferable to the UK?
- Issue 79: Catch-up on ShareDigital 2015: too useful to have missed? July 2015
- Issue 78: Sentiment analysis: a useful technique? June 2015
- Issue 77: Better connected intranets: is this now, at last, the time to engage? May 2015
- Issue 76: Your ICT governance: fit for purpose in times of austerity? April 2015
All briefings are provided in the Insight Knowledge Hub Group in years.