EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

The role of management in healthcare reform process in Slovenia

Abstract
One of the most important levers for making the healthcare system in Slovenia more efficient through the implementation of an urgent reform process in the near future is to use a services management approach — management as in a planning, organization, information and controlling system and a decision-making process in the proper choice of leadership for healthcare institutions. The different political options in Slovenia could change the orientations and the solutions concerning relations between public and private sector healthcare. The question of efficient leadership in healthcare institutions remains. Business and managerial functions are basic tools for harmonizing and for overcoming the problems among medical and business sectors in healthcare institutions such as hospitals and clinics.
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