Health System Redesign : Achieving a Person-Centered, Equitable, and Sustainable Health System
1st ed. 2018.
Sturmberg, Joachim P.
190 p. 77 illus., 72 in color
Discusses how a seamlessly integrated person-focused and equitable health system no longer is a "pipe dream".
This forward-looking volume challenges professionals and interested lay readers to reconsider our ways of looking at health and wellness, illness and disease, and the goals of health/healthcare systems. Reframing health systems as complex adaptive systems, the book identifies health care as a central aspect of social care and security for all people, particularly the most vulnerable. From there, the author outlines necessary organizational, design, medical, and community steps toward building health systems that view and practice health care as a human right and can produce optimum care in the long term. And extensive illustrations display effective collaborative problem solving within these systems, in both intriguing theoretical models and the real world. Highlights of the coverage: * Systems and complexity thinking in health and health care * Redesign based on "first principles" * Redesign from an organizational perspective * Working together effectively and efficiently to achieve a common purpose * Analyzing "the workings" of health systems as complex adaptive systems * Person-centered, equitable, and sustainable health systems: achieving the goal Health System Redesign brings a voice and a vision to the most pressing problems in healthcare service delivery, and offers new goals and purpose to health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, clinicians, and concerned members of the local community
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1 - Complexity and Healthcare o Complexity Scienceso Visualisation of complex adaptive systemso Defining Health Part 2 - The "Ideal" Health System o The Ideal health systemo The Ideal health system - An Organisational perspectiveo The Ideal health system - Real World exampleso Leadership - A prerequisite to achieve an ideal health system Part 3 - Achieving a Person-Centered, Equitable, and Sustainable Health Systemo Analysing the workings of health systems as systemso Health System Redesign - Applying CAS approacheso Obesity - A multifaceted approacho Complex adaptive health systems - A win-win-win solution Appendices - Literature Excerptso Conceptual frameworks of complexity scienceso A pragmatic guide for leaders to change frames and habits of mind for complexity thinkerso Guide to developing a modelo Values in Healthcare