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The unicist ontology of authority in business

Unicist authority is based on the capacity to develop a reliable organization to make things happen.

The organization process requires knowing the responsibilities individuals can assume in order to design the tasks that are delegated to them.

Unicist authority is based on the delegation of tasks and the reversion of the responsibility involved. The Unicist Standard defines that when individuals cannot assume the responsibility for their activity, the one who substitutes their function is their leader.

This implies that while tasks are forwarded, responsibilities are shared. And in this sharing both the individual who has to develop an activity and the one who delegated the task are involved, assuming each part 100% the responsibility of achieving the result.

This makes leaders fully responsible for developing adequate work-process designs to ensure that things happen.

The reversion of responsibility is in fact a back to basics in leadership but, in the real world, it is an upgrade to ensure the production of results.

That is why the first step defined by the Unicist Standard is the design of the work processes ensuring that the maximal strategies, which are driven by a high level of responsibility to approach reality, are adequately organized.

The minimum strategies of an activity are task and efficiency driven and only require following predefined methods to be fulfilled.

Therefore entering Unicist Object Driven Leadership, which is the Unicist Standard for leadership, requires beginning with the organization of the work processes

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Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,500 researches in complexity science, developed since 1976 until September 2010,  applied to individual, institutional and social evolution. The applicative researches are based on the discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature and the consequent Unicist Theory of Evolution.

Solutions using Electronic Medical Records Ontology

The integration of  EMR with the mind of physicians has become an absolute priority in order to foster a meaningful use of  Electronic Medical Records. This requires developing ontological solutions that allow integrating the categories physicians have in mind with the categories and objects integrated in the system.

We are providing access to a paper can be extremely helpful to define the problem and develop solutions.

It was developed by:

-Regenstrief Institute, School of Medicine, and Center for Aging Research, Indiana University Indianapolis, Indiana
-IBM T.J. Watson Research Yorktown Heights, New York
-School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University

“As the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) becomes more widespread, so does the need for effective information discovery within them. Recently proposed EMR standards are XML-based. A key characteristic in these standards is the frequent use of ontological references, i.e., ontological concept codes appear as XML elements and are used to ssociate portions of the EMR document with concepts defined in a domain ontology. A rich corpus of work addresses searching XML documents. Unfortunately, these works do not make use of ontological references to enhance search. In this paper we present the XOntoRank system which addresses the problem of ontology-aware keyword search of XML documents with a particular focus on EMR XML documents. Our current prototypes and experiments use the Health Level Seven (HL7) Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Release 2.0 standard of EMR representation and the Systematized Nomenclature of Human and Veterinary Medicine (SNOMED) ontology, although the presented techniques and results are applicable to any EMR hierarchical format and any ontology that defines concepts and relationships.

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Ontological approach to Electronic Health Records

The approach to EMR/EHR needs to include both administrative and adaptive aspects in order to work as a driver for patient oriented healthcare.

We strongly recommend accessing the paper on the adaptive aspects of EHR prepared by Lowell Vizenor, Barry Smith and Werner Ceusters representing:

1. Institute of Formal Ontology and Information Science, University of Saarbrücken, Germany
2. University at Buffalo, Department of Philosophy, Buffalo, New York, USA
3. European Institute for Ontological Research, Saarbrücken, Germany

“Despite the recent advances in information and communication technology that have increased our ability to store and circulate information, the task remains of ensuring that the right sorts of information reach the right sorts of people.

In what follows we defend the thesis that efforts to develop efficient means for sharing information across healthcare systems and organizations would benefit from a careful analysis of human action in healthcare organizations, and that the communication of healthcare information and knowledge needs to rest on a sound ontology of social interaction.

We illustrate this thesis in relation to the HL7 RIM, which is one centrally important tool for communication in the healthcare domain.”

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Business Growth: How business miracles work

Human miracles occur when an extraordinary achievement has been accomplished by a man or a woman.

Business MiraclesA miracle can be defined as: an unexpected event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent.

Business miracles are in fact unexpected turning points in a business producing extremely desired and necessary results.

While developing solutions in Unicist Market Labs we have witnessed several business miracles. All these miracles have the same fundamental structure:

1) There is a “crowd” (group) with extreme needs.
There is a spontaneous massive behavior of the crowd (group). They behave as a mass of believers in something or someone.
The solution is implicit in the crowd’s behavior.
There is a leader who is able to discover the solution in the crowd’s behavior and make it happen.

The leaders  appear as magical, but in fact their magic is their extreme ethical behavior that allows them understanding the needs, read the solution and make it happen.

Individualism, rationalism and human complexes are the main inhibitors of business miracles.

An example of a business miracle is Apple after the return of Steve Jobs in 1997.