Complex Adaptive System

Long-term Success Requires Re-examining our Beliefs about How Things Work

With a view to solving rather than compounding the problems of managing healthcare, Dr. Michael Rohwer explains how inappropriate models have brought us to our current unsustainable position and will continue to produce unsustainable cost increases.

OPINION-- In facilitating the business of healthcare, I see many good things happening. The Oregon CCO experiment is on the right path. Electronic Health Records now provide critical infrastructure and we are starting to see new payment models. Universal health insurance coverage is improving.

Communities are the new centers of innovation and learning

In this article, Dr. Michael Rohwer’s fifth in a series that examines healthcare as a Complex Adaptive System, he describes the first of two key innovations necessary to radically improve care while lowering cost.

OPINION- We will not reinvent the wheel. The core management problems we face happen everywhere people work together to accomplish large objectives.

Communities are the New Centers of Innovation and Learning

In this article, Dr. Michael Rohwer’s fifth in a series that examines healthcare as a Complex Adaptive System, he describes the first of two key innovations necessary to radically improve care while lowering cost.

OPINION- We will not reinvent the wheel. The core management problems we face happen everywhere people work together to accomplish large objectives.

Healthcare and Purpose-Driven Management

In this fourth installment, Michael Rohwer gives a high-level view of management concepts better suited to the nature of the Complex Adaptive System we call healthcare—a necessary perspective if we are to avoid collapse.

OPINION- Earlier I explained how the nature of Complexity causes our best initiatives to go sideways when managed from the top down.

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