By Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, Committee on Engineering and the Health Care System, Gary Fanjiang, Jerome H. Grossman, W. Dale Compton, Proctor P. Reid

In a joint attempt among the nationwide Academy of Engineering and the Institute of drugs, this books makes an attempt to bridge the knowledge/awareness divide isolating well-being care execs from their power companions in platforms engineering and comparable disciplines. The target of this partnership is to rework the U.S. healthiness care zone from an underperforming conglomerate of autonomous entities (individual practitioners, small crew practices, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, neighborhood health and wellbeing facilities et. al.) right into a excessive functionality "system" within which each engaging unit acknowledges its dependence and impact on another unit. by means of offering either a framework and motion plan for a platforms method of well-being care supply in line with a partnership among engineers and overall healthiness care execs, Building a greater supply System describes possibilities and demanding situations to harness the facility of systems-engineering instruments, info applied sciences and complementary wisdom in social sciences, cognitive sciences and business/management to boost the U.S. wellbeing and fitness care system.

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In Chapter 4 opportunities are described for accelerating the development and widespread diffusion of clinical information and communications systems for health care delivery that can support the use of systems tools and improve the connectivity, continuity of care, and responsiveness of the health care system as a whole. M. Shortell. 2001. Improving the quality of health care in the United Kingdom and the United States: a framework for change. Milbank Quarterly 79(2): 281–315. A. 1993. Building a learning organization.

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Efficient—avoiding waste, including waste of equipment, supplies, ideas, and energy. • Equitable—providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics, such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status. IOM identified “patient-centeredness” as the unifying and guiding principle for redesigning and improving the health care system to achieve these performance goals. This patient-centered vision for the twenty-first century health care system not only provides a compelling case for increasing investment in information/communications technology and improving collaboration between medicine and engineering in health care delivery, but also offers a clear functional road map for transformation of the existing system.

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