Healthcare Logistics Education and Learning Pathway



Acronym: HELP
Project number: 2017-1-FI01-KA203-03472
Funding Body: European Commission – ERASMUS +
Type of funding: Public
Main Researcher: Yasel Costa
Start date: 1/09/2017
End date: 31/08/2020
Duration: 36 months

Project description

The HELP project is supporting the implementation of reforms in line with the 2011 EU Modernisation Agenda’s priority areas by improving quality and relevance of higher education, increasing attainment levels to provide the graduates and researchers European needs, strengthening quality through mobility and cross-border co-operation, and making the knowledge triangle work.

The project is a response to the changing and increasing needs of healthcare organisations (HOs) in the field of logistics. The increased demand of healthcare services requires organisations to provide high quality services that are congruent with rapidly changing environment, cost and margin pressures, and increasing regulatory and compliance requirements. As a respond, HOs are seeking new ways to develop their operational efficiency, cut costs and improve patients care and safety. This has led changes in the operating model in general and in logistics which is one of the largest cost factors for HOs in particular. HOs with a well management logistics can obtain organisational benefits from both financial and clinical perspectives. HOs are complex and challenging process organisations containing actions and structures that have demanding material and personnel flows in which logistics contribute greatly to the quality of the operations. Decreased financial and human resources have meant an increasing demand for more efficient productivity and material flows, the reallocation of existing human resources, changes to former working methods and the development of innovative working practices.

The project links higher education institutions and HOs internationally by promoting Logistics innovations, offering authentic learning environments and strengthening cross-organisational Knowledge transfer co-operation. It offers to the individuals an opportunity to increase their professional, social and intercultural skills in cooperation with international HOs and to HOs an opportunity to benchmark their logistics and supply chain practices internationally. For vocational and higher education institutions it offers a possibility to answer the needs of regional stakeholders and to develop their study programmes and produce new teaching materials not only in partner organisations and partner countries but also wider in Europe and increase researchers’ and teachers’ understanding of healthcare logistics as well as offers research themes for researchers.

Finally, the Education developed in international co-operation supports also recognition of credits gained from the HLE in the partner countries.

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For further information, please contact:
Dr. Yasel Costa, Principal Investigator
[email protected]

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.