The titles in this Series are designed to contribute to improved healthcare technology management in the health sectors of developing countries, although they may also be relevant to emerging economies, and other types of country. They are are aimed at people who work for, or assist, health service provider organizations in developing countries. Though targeted primarily at those working in health facilities or within the decentralized health authorities, many of the principles will also apply to staff in other organizations (for example, those managing health equipment in the Ministry of Works, private maintenance workshops, and head offices).
Guide 2 covers planning and budgeting for healthcare technology. Managing the planning and budgeting of equipment involves understanding and developing a series of 'tools'. These tools enable you to make your equipment plans and calculate your budgets, which will ensure that you have sufficient stocks of functioning equipment to be able to deliver your health services. This Guide answers the following questions for your healthcare technology sector:
- What is my current equipment situation - where am I starting from?
- What are my future plans for my equipment?
- How do I make budget calculations for capital expenditure?
- How do I make budget calculations for recurrent expenditure?
- How do I develop the plans and budgets for my equipment in the long-term and short-term?
- How do I review my plans and budgets annually, and monitor progress?
TALC, St. Albans, UK, ISBN: 0-9549467-1-5, 284 pp.