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This is the fourth session offering an overview of the knowledge that underpins the coproduction of healthcare service. This session focuses on developing an understanding of the third stream of knowledge: “science-informed practice” that must be developed and used to coproduce healthcare services. The session includes the exploration of a case in Ghana and the U.S. that helps us understand the diversity of science disciplines and methods. A helpful frame of reference is introduced and used.
Learn from Prof Eugene Litvak of the Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) on how hospitals can manage their capacity and patient flow effectively. This is now more important than ever.
Healthcare organizations are patterns of energy, webs of human conversations and decisions. Think about this reality; relationships and interactions are the ‘genetic code’ of healthcare quality, people are not just individuals but rather individuals standing in the middle of many relationship systems.
Quality is made up of interconnecting circles of complex activity; however, we are conditioned to see and think in quality straight lines. What we see depends on what we are prepared to see. Without exploring assumptions, healthcare organizations will be held hostage to indifference to quality failure and will be unable to reach quality improvement potential.