The business process management software for successful quality management and organization: A case study from the University of Split School of Medicine

Damir Sapunar, Ivica Grković, Davor Lukšić, Matko Marušić

Abstract


Objective. Our aim was to describe a comprehensive model of internal quality management (QM) at a medical school founded on the business process analysis (BPA) software tool. Methods. BPA software tool was used as the core element for description of all working processes in our medical school, and subsequently the system served as the comprehensive model of internal QM. Results. The quality management system at the University of Split School of Medicine included the documentation and analysis of all business processes within the School. The analysis revealed 80 weak points related to one or several business processes. Conclusion. A precise analysis of medical school business processes allows identification of unfinished, unclear and inadequate points in these processes, and subsequently the respective improvements and increase of the QM level and ultimately a rationalization of the institution’s work. Our approach offers a potential reference model for development of common QM framework allowing a continuous quality control, i.e. the adjustments and adaptation to contemporary educational needs of medical students.


Keywords


Medical education; Medical school; Organization; Quality management

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5644/ama2006-124.153

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