Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Brief Blog: A Trending Buzzword in Healthcare: Systemness

For its January 30 issue, the back page of the hospital trade journal Modern Healthcare has a full page advertisement for a "Systemness" website.   Turns out, the term has a few years of history in US healthcare and may be a trending buzzword now.

For example, Modern Healthcare ran an opinion piece introducing "systemness" to its readers in 2011.  In a 2013 publication, the ECRI Institute has a cover story on "Systemness," here.  Becker's Hospital Review ran a story in 2014, here.  

A new Modern Healthcare special website is here, sponsored by Dignity Health, with an 11 page PDF white paper here.

Footnote:  In the same vein.   For an interesting new blog on using big data for better healthcare, rather than administrative pains, pointless metrics, and gaming, see Tom Burton of HealthCatalyst, here.