Friday, July 15, 2011

Systems Thinking in healthcare

This blog just launched is well worth checking out. Based on work by Vanguard, a UK systems thinking consultancy and its CEO, John Seddon. Seddons stuff, books, papers, podcasts etc are worth checking out. There is a simplicity which hides a very deep and profound complexity in his methods. I don't think they have done much in healthcare, but read Systems Thinking in the Public Sector , and you will immediately see analogies. Value Demand and Failure Demand have become part of my vernacular. Bottom line message, our healthcare system is broken, and we need to rethink it. Positive spin, there is a huge amount of waste. Read it and decide.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cowboys and Pit Crews

A great piece, as usual, from Gawande, with the aforementioned title. Bottom line, we have to change the way we think and work.