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The Effects of Accreditation Program for Healthcare Organizations on Brand Loyalty (의료기관 인증이 브랜드 충성도에 미치는 영향)

  • Yoon, Seo Jung;Kim, Young Hoon
    • Korea Journal of Hospital Management
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    • v.21 no.3
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    • pp.1-10
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    • 2016
  • This study is to check up weather a brand of accreditation program for healthcare organizations recognized by the consumers as users of the healthcare organizations has effects for healthcare organizations' brand trust, attitude, and loyalty. This study suggests the hypothesis that a brand value of accreditation program for healthcare organizations gives the positive effect for the brand trust, attitude and loyalty, and that the brand trust and attitude of healthcare organizations which gain a brand of accreditation program for healthcare organizations cause the brand loyalty. To verify the hypothesis, this study made a questionnaire by using a measuring instrument for the brand value, trust, attitude and loyalty which come from the former study. This study carried out an analyzing method such as frequency analysis, reliability analysis, confirmed factor analysis and structural equation model to verify the hypothesis. From hypothesis verification, emotional and social brand values of accreditation program for healthcare organizations gave a positive effect to the brand trust and attitude on healthcare organizations. Its functional value did not give an effect to a brand attitude but gave a positive effect to healthcare organizations' brand loyalty. Emotional and social brand values of accreditation program for healthcare organizations did not give an effect to the brand loyalty. The brand trust and attitude of the healthcare organizations which gained accreditation program for healthcare organizations gave a positive effect to the brand loyalty on healthcare organizations.

Globalization of Healthcare Services in Korea: Trends and Challenges (한국 의료서비스의 글로벌화 동향과 과제)

  • Kim, Kwang-Jum
    • Korea Journal of Hospital Management
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.63-72
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    • 2016
  • Nowadays, many Korean healthcare organizations are provide healthcare services to foreigners and some of them are operating overseas healthcare facilities or trying to operate them. Chinese healthcare market is regarded as the most promising one. In this article, I discussed the success factors for global healthcare services and made some suggestions for the successful implementation of FDI in healthcare services, especially for the Chinese healthcare services market.

Critical Analysis of Unmet Healthcare Needs Index for Addressing Regional Healthcare Inequality (지역 의료불평등 해소를 위한 미충족 의료지표 활용의 비판적 분석)

  • Park, Yukyung;Kim, Jin-Hwan;Kim, Sun;Kim, Chang-yup;Han, Joo-sung;Kim, Saerom
    • Health Policy and Management
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    • v.30 no.1
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    • pp.37-49
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    • 2020
  • Background: Unmet healthcare needs have many advantages for measuring inequalities in healthcare use. However, the existing indicator is difficult to capture the reality of unmet healthcare needs sufficiently and is not quite appropriate in comparing regional inequality. The purpose of this study is to critically analyze the utilization of the unmet healthcare need indicator for regional healthcare inequalities research. Methods: We used the level of healthcare accessibility and healthcare need to categorize the regions that are known to cause differences in healthcare utilization between regions and verified how existing unmet healthcare need indicator is distributed at the regional level. Results: Four types of regions were classified according to the high and low levels of healthcare needs and accessibility. The hypothesis about the regional type expected to have the highest unmet healthcare need was not proved. The hypothesis about the lowest expected regional type was proved, but the difference in the average rate of unmet healthcare needs among regional types was not significant. The standard deviation of the rate of unmet healthcare needs among regions within the same type was also higher than the overall regional variation, which also disproved the whole frame of hypothesis. Conclusion: Failure to prove the hypothesis means the gap between the supposed meaning of the indicator and the reality. In order to understand the current state of healthcare utilization of people in various regions of Korea and to resolve inequality, fundamental research on the in-depth structure and mechanisms of healthcare utilization is needed.

Knowledge, Belief Attitude and Behavior Concerning Oral Hygiene in Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Students (보건계열 비보건계열 학생의 자기구강위생 관리에 관한 지식수준 및 신념과 태도, 행위)

  • Lee, Myeong-Ju
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.3 no.2
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    • pp.169-182
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    • 2003
  • The present study attempts to investigate the knowledge, belief, attitude and behavior of healthcare major students and non-healthcare counterparts concerning their oral hygiene. The purpose is to provide basic data for positive oral health activities to the students with non-healthcare major, who tend to have insufficient information on oral hygiene. A survey was conducted to 400 students in K college in Incheon from May 1-30, 2003. A total of 384 surveys were analyzed using the SPSS program Version 10.0. The result is as follows: 1. There was a statistically significant difference in the knowledge on oral hygiene between the healthcare(M=3.08) and non-healthcare(M=2.78) students(pE0.05). 2. As for the beliefs and attitudes toward oral health behaviors, 56.9% of the healthcare students and 60.6% of non-health care counterparts responded "moderate" to the question asking if they liked tooth-brushing. The reason they liked tooth-brushing were cleanliness(60.3% of healthcare and 71.9% of non-healthcare students). They didn't like brushing their teeth because they felt it was a nuisance(60.6% of healthcare and 54.5% of non-healthcare students). 90.6% of healthcare students and 90.1% of their non-healthcare counterparts said they wanted to keep their oral health intact. Most of the subjects seemed to acquire information on oral hygiene through mass media(62.2% of healthcare and 55.3% of non-healthcare students). The persons who give them oral health information are their friends or neighbors(26.8% of healthcare and 22.8% of non-healthcare students), and dental hygienists were the last in the list of the sources of information(3.4% of healthcare and 2.5% of non-healthcare students). 3. Their oral health behaviors were also considered, 64.4% of the healthcare students and 53.7% of the non-healthcare counterparts brush their teeth once or twice a day, 51.4% of the former brush their teeth for 2 minutes and 44.8% of the latter for 3 minutes. Some of them use oral health measures other than tooth-brushing(13.3% of healthcare and 14.3% of non-healthcare students). Not many of them used oral health products(6.6% of healthcare and 5.9% of non-healthcare), and the difference was statistically significant(pE0.05). The largest number of healthcare students brush their teeth right before going to bed(29.9%), while their counterparts do it after breakfast(25.8%)

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A Study on the status of Healthcare Market and Healthcare Facilities Infrastructure in Emerging Countries (신흥국의 의료시장 및 의료시설 인프라현황에 관한 조사연구)

  • Nam Gung, Jin;Lee, Sang-Ho
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.18 no.1
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    • pp.7-14
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    • 2012
  • In this study, the status of healthcare infrastructure in foreign countries was investigated for a Korean healthcare business planning to expand its business to these countries. Countries selected and surveyed are China, India, Indonesia, and the Middle East. When the surveyors visited the hospitals, the hospital facilities were investigated and medical professionals were interviewed to scrutinize the healthcare conditions in the hospitals. Also studied are healthcare related laws, trend of healthcare policies, hospital operations, medical staffing, and global healthcare service providers. Korea has expanded their overseas healthcare market only to small-sized hospitals and clinics. In order to keep up with global market expansion in the healthcare domain, strategic marketing is required. Especially, the most important key for overseas marketing is to make a synergizing system among hospitals, construction companies, medical equipment providers and IT solution providers. For the next step, the in-depth study will be conducted through real projects in the target countries per type of business.

Investigation on Ventilation Mmethod and Recognition of Users in Healthcare Facilities of KOREA (국내 의료기관의 환기설비 운영실태 및 인식 조사)

  • Jo, Seongmin;Sung, Minki
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.24 no.2
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    • pp.7-14
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    • 2018
  • Purpose: The outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(MERS) in KOREA has brought up the demands for ventilation guideline and regulations for healthcare facilities since most of the infection was spreaded inside healthcare facility. Currently KOREA has no ventilation guideline or regulations covering entire section of healthcare facility. The purpose of this study is to investigate current ventilation methods in KOREA healthcare facilities to in future, propose ventilation guideline. Methods: Research of foreign counties ventilation guideline and regulation for healthcare facilities were conducted for reference. Field investigation with survey of 21 healthcare were conducted to identify the ventilation system and operating methods. Additionally survey for healthcare workers were conducted to observe the recognition related to ventilation system in healthcare facility. Results: The result showed that most of foreign countries ventilation guideline and regulation suggests similar items to reduce the spread of infection and maintain good indoor air quality. The investigation results indicated that fixed guideline for ventilation in healthcare facility were required due to different ventilation operating methods. Survey result of healthcare workers has told us that ventilation guideline and regulation is needed to prevent further infection. Implications: Absence of ventilation guideline and regulations for healthcare facility in KOREA is an urgent issue.

The Role and Direction of Healthcare Facility Design in Infection Control and Prevention (감염예방 및 통제에 있어서 의료시설 디자인의 역할과 방향)

  • Lim, Lisa;Kim, Daeun;Kim, Youngwoo
    • Journal of the Architectural Institute of Korea
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    • v.36 no.8
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    • pp.11-20
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    • 2020
  • Healthcare-associated infections result in unnecessary illness, death, and costs, impacting a significant number of patients, families, and healthcare professionals. While healthcare facility design can serve as an intervention to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections, its role is not fully evaluated and its implementation is limited in practice. This study illustrates the role of healthcare facility design in infection control and prevention and discusses the need for systematic design guidelines for various types of healthcare facilities and even beyond healthcare settings. Physical environments of the healthcare facility can be reservoirs of pathogens, transmitting the pathogens to visitors and healthcare professionals. This issue indicates that carefully considered design of healthcare facilities can support reducing healthcare-associated infections. There are cases that report significant improvement in terms of infection control and prevention by implementing effective design strategies. This study summarizes these strategies, whose implementations are limited due to the lack of systematic design guidelines that synthesize effective design strategies for infection control and prevention tailored to healthcare systems in South Korea. Thus, for future studies to translate evidence into design of applicable strategies, developing and validating systematic design guidelines for active implementation of design strategies for safer healthcare facilities is needed.

Institutional Changes and Organizational Innovation in Korean Healthcare Industries: Analysis of the Changes in Networked Clinics (보건의료 분야의 제도적 환경 변화와 조직 혁신의 상호작용: 브랜드 공유 병의원 사례를 중심으로)

  • Kim, Kwang-Jum
    • Korea Journal of Hospital Management
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    • no.spc
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    • pp.51-60
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    • 2016
  • The forms of healthcare service delivery emerges from the interaction between technological progress and institutional changes. Building a healthcare system which enables effective and efficient patient care is a imperative to a sustainable operation of a society. Identifying of a promising medical technologies and diffusing them consists of the basic tasks of a good healthcare system. Inducing of a promising innovation in healthcare and utilization of the innovation requires a deep understanding of healthcare innovation system and delicate governmental intervention to the effective functioning of the system. Therefore, the support for R&D in healthcare field should be given to social and institutional technologies for the better organization of healthcare delivery and consumption system as well as basic and applied medical sciences.

A Study on the Re-structuring and Planning Strategies for Regional Healthcare Facilities in Kwang-ju City and Jeon-nam Province (광주, 전남지역의 의료시설 재편 및 그 실행방안에 관한 연구)

  • Choi, Kwang-Seok
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.11 no.1
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    • pp.43-54
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    • 2005
  • This study is a second paper of the re-structuring strategies of healthcare facilities in Kwang-ju and Jeon-nam province for it's competition power in the emerging global health care market. Kwang-Ju city and Jeon-nam province have had difficulties in building a balanced healthcare system because of rapidly declining population, weakened healthcare infra-structure and geographical problems of healthcare supply by numerous islands. This paper presents the new approaching process for re-building healthcare network in the regional healthcare facilities planning. In addition, it analyzes health planning index, healthcare system, the concept of health care networking, etc. Finally, this presents the case study of regional healthcare facilities planning in Kwang-ju city and Jeon-nam Province.

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A Lifelog Common Data Reference Model for the Healthcare Ecosystem (디지털 헬스케어 생태계 활성화를 위한 라이프로그 공통데이터 참조모델)

  • Lee, Young-joo;Ko, Yoon-seok
    • Knowledge Management Research
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.149-170
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    • 2018
  • Healthcare lifelog, a personal record relating to disease treatment and healthcare, plays an important role in healthcare paradigm shifts in which medical and information technology converge. Healthcare services based on various healthcare lifelogs are being launched domestically by both large corporations and small and medium enterprises, however, they are being built on an individual platform that is dependent on each company. Therefore, the terms of lifelog data are different as well as the measurement specifications are not uniform. This study proposes a reference model for minimum common data required for sharing and utilization of healthcare lifelog. Literature study and expert survey derived 3 domain, 17 essential items, and 51 sub-items. The model provides definition, measurement data format, measurement method, and precautions for each detailed measurement item, and provides necessary guidelines for data and service design and construction for healthcare service. This study has its significance as a basic research supporting the activation of ecosystem by ensuring interoperability of data between heterogeneous healthcare devices linked to digital healthcare platform.