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Netcare operates the largest private hospital network in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Infection Prevention & Antibiotic Stewardship Innovation

Evaluation and selection of Infection Prevention Control and Antibiotic Stewardship IT systems followed by the customisation, implementation and evaluation of the chosen system.

Infection Control Project

Hand Hygiene and other related campaigns improving overall Hand Hygiene compliance and HAI rates. This included the analysis of trends and the identification of improvement areas.

Medicross is a managed healthcare provider network consisting of in excess of 46 Family Medical and Dental Centres located throughout South Africa .

Quality Management System

The development and implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS) including the development of an internal Quality Review process and the analysis of the outcomes and recommendations to address the identified gaps and areas requiring improvement at Hospital, Regional and National levels.

Accreditation with ISO 9001 - In progress as at May 2016.

Mediclinic International is an international private hospital group with operations in South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

Staff Efficiency Model

The development and implementation of an integrated staffing model for hospital management to more accurately and scientifically predict and manage nursing staff requirements within the hospital and across multiple nursing disciplines.

The system was successfully developed and then implemented across an entire group of 56 hospitals.

Decrease in nursing costs and increase in efficiencies while maintaining high quality patient care and favourable outcomes.

Life Healthcare is a leading private hospital operator in South Africa. It currently owns and operates 56 acute care facilities, with a comprehensive geographic spread in seven South African provinces and Botswana.

Pharmacy Procurement & Logistics

The analysis and improvement of the Pharmacy logistics and ordering processes linked to the stock keeping in the Theatre complexes and other remote sites throughout the hospital in order.

‘Best Care Always’ Project

The review and evaluation of the ‘Best Care Always’ (BCA) processes and outcomes improving both bundle compliance and clinical outcomes.

M & A

Pre-acquisition due diligence for systems and process integration and post-merger alignment of employment conditions as well as all supporting systems and processes.

Paul Leonardi's Bio

Paul Leonardi is the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara. He holds appointments in the Technology Management Program (TMP) and the Department of Communication. He is also the Investment Group of Santa Barbara Founding Director of the Master of Technology Management Program.

Dr. Leonardi’s research, teaching, and consulting focus on helping companies to create and share knowledge more effectively. He is interested in how implementing new technologies and harnessing the power of informal social networks can help companies take advantage of their knowledge assets to create innovative products and services.

He has authored dozens of articles that have appeared in top journals across the fields of management, organization studies, communication studies, and information systems research. He is also the author of three books on innovation and organizational change. He has won major awards for his research from the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Association for Information Systems, the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the National Science Foundation.

Over the past decade, he has consulted with for-profit and non-profit organizations about how to improve communication between departments, how to use social technologies to improve internal knowledge sharing, how to structure global product development operations, and how to manage the human aspects of new technology implementation.

Before coming to UCSB, Dr. Leonardi worked at Northwestern University on the faculties of the School of Communication, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Kellogg School of Management. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization at Stanford University.

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Willem Buhrmann's Bio

 

Willem Buhrmann is an experienced mining professional that has extensive African and international experience in project management, strategy implementation and corporate finance. Willem was previously Business Development Manager (Africa) for Rio Tinto Energy and more recently consulted to the wider mining industry including majors and a variety of juniors. He holds degrees in finance (Chartered Accountant) and the legal world (LL.B.)

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