Unicist First Principles


What is the Unicist Approach to Healthcare Businesses?

Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature

The discovery of the unicist ontogenetic intelligence of nature allowed defining the triadic structure that regulates any entity. It included the discovery of the complementation and supplementation laws. 

These discoveries established the groundings to develop the unicist double dialectical logic that underlies all systems in nature.

The use of the double dialectical logic made the emulation of the organization of nature possible, developing objects to install into human adaptive systems to make them faster, safer and reliable.

The unicist double dialectical approach to medicine allowed (*):

Pyramid of Ethical Intelligence1) Defining and managing diagnoses as adaptive systems and transforming them into medical objects integrating the triadic structure of cures, fundamental diagnoses and technical-analytical diagnoses.

2) Managing therapeutics as a complex adaptive system, integrating the triadic structure defined by cures, palliatives and recovery.

3) Managing the triadic structure of Health IT integrating software, hardware and peopleware.

4) Integrating the triadic structure of electronic records for medical practice, integrating EMR, HER and EPR.

5) Managing drugs as medical objects integrating their functionality with the adverse effects and the positive side effects.

6) Managing the triadic structure of patient centered management integrating the patient, medical practice and management.

7) Installing the Object Driven Organization Metamodel to materialize the Patient Centered Management.

8) Developing a unicist scorecard to monitor the metrics of the medical business activities.

(*) A condition to manage the unicist approach is to go beyond the use of dualistic logic and use the double dialectical logic in order to be able to emulate dynamic processes in mind. It implies leaving behind the use of the disjunction “or” substituting it by the use of the functional conjunction “and”.

Healthcare: the use of Unicist Adaptive IT Architectures

Adaptive IT solutions are systems that have been designed to interact with the external and internal environment. Nowadays, there are multiple programming solutions available to sustain the unicist adaptive architecture. The solutions include aspect objects architecture with unicist logical inferences to manage adaptiveness.

Adaptive IT ArchitectureThe evolution of Information Technologies allowed integrating the adaptive aspects of business management in the operational systems of hospitals.

The integration of the unicist logical approach and the resulting business objects included in the business processes within an adaptive IT environment allows driving business processes to the next level.

To be able to organize by objects it is necessary to use both adaptive and administrative systems to organize the work processes. This widened the possibilities of hospitals to expand the boundaries of their activities within an environment of assured quality.

There are four levels of adaptiveness that can be managed:

1) Analogical drivers

This level is based on the recognition of the significant behavioral patterns of the segments of patients.

2) Rules based drivers

This level is based on the use of analogical patterns and the logical rules defined by the fundamentals that influence the processes.

3) Empirical drivers

This level is based on the previous level and the integration of mathematical models to infer behavior based on the observable aspects of the fundamentals of the processes.

4) Objects based drivers

This level is based on the previous level plus the use of medical objects that work as interdependent drivers to influence the attitude of patients. The feedback is defined by the results produced by these objects.

The level of adaptiveness varies according to the needs of the system. Adaptiveness is based on the medical, therapeutics and disease segmentation.

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The Unicist Standard for Accountable Care Organizations

Alliances define the essential characteristics of Accountable Care Organizations in the US. Alliances have a high level of entropy. That is why it is necessary to be fully aware of this characteristic ACOs have in order to manage them.

AlliancesAlliance building is the way to strengthen the action of an organization when it is being threatened or needs to gain market.

Alliances are essentially transitory situations that require building a “natural” way to achieve the goal that has been established.

Some concepts of alliances may be useful:

  1. Alliances are agreements between colleagues, competitors and/or enemies to attack a common adversary.
  2. Alliances are useful to gain influence in a market but they break after the goal has been achieved.
  3. They need to be transformed into formal societies to avoid their disappearance after the influence they needed has been achieved.

Alliance building is a proof of maturity and adaptiveness. Building alliances implies leaving aside an existing confrontation to build a pathway towards growth or the defense from an external threat.

The Unicist Standard for Accountable Care Organizations allows building stable alliances based on the use of adaptive object driven technologies to deal with the unique characteristic of the healthcare market.

Peter Belohlavek

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Simplifying Organizations: The Unicist Object Driven Approach

Unicist Cybernetics is the approach to institutions considered as complex adaptive systems. Unicist Cybernetics is a breakthrough both in organization of institutions and cybernetics based on the unicist ontological design using the taxonomic structures that have been researched.

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Is Patient Oriented Management a Reality or an Utopia?

Ethical intelligence is what makes the difference in Healthcare. It allows developing a true patient orientation. That is why patient oriented organizations need to have a very special ethical environment to make it happen and not transform it into hollow marketing wordings.

“Ethical intelligence is the intelligence that structures stable and dynamic rules that determine the action of the individual in his environment. It determines his capacity to add value, his influence on the environment and on others and his time management.

On the one hand, the rules are stable since they respond to a purpose that is defined by the level of ethics within which the individual acts.

On the other hand, the rules are dynamic, because despite the fact that the individual is at a certain level, he is capable of determining alternative strategies that satisfy the objective he is seeking within that level.

Ethics is defined as a set of rules that are functional to a situation and to a certain perception of an accepted moral, and are supported by a complementary ideology.”

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The unicist approach: integrating patient orientation

The unicist approach integrated patient orientation with disease orientation which are the two polarities of medical practice.

This integration allows managing the concept of healthcare that makes the continuous improvement processes in Hospitals and Healthcare organizations possible. It made possible what was extremely complex before.

What Was Not Possible in Business Before the Unicist Approach?

 1)      The development of diagnoses beginning with the nature of a business and ending with its operation.

2)      The development of ontology based, reasonable, understandable and reliable global, country, market and business future scenarios.

3)      The design of synergic maximal and minimum strategies for business growth

4)      The building of business objects to work as drivers, catalysts and entropy inhibitors of business processes.

5)      The management of businesses as unified fields taking advantage of the possibilities while saving energy.

6)      The segmentation of markets including the hard, functional, psychological, conceptual and life-style aspects to influence buying processes.

7)      The integration of fundamental analysis and technical analysis to develop reliable knowledge.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist.org/healthcare/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/turi.pdf


Simple thinking is the key for business growth

Simple thinking in decision making can be described as integrating the necessary mental amplitude and depth of thought in order to focus on solving a problem. Having sound knowledge of a reality is a precondition for simple thinking.

unicist-ontology-simple-thinkingSimple thinking implies focusing on a solution and not being concerned about a problem.

It requires having assumed the responsibility of solving a problem.

Easy thinking implies using pre-concepts to make decisions. In this case “the answers precede the questions”.

Complicated thinking happens when individuals cannot apprehend a reality because they do not have the necessary mental amplitude, depth of thought and focus.

In this case they make a complicated rational construction or an oversimplification to avoid responsibilities.

When facing uncertainty an individual cannot begin thinking in a simple way. Simple thinking will allow her/him to solve the problem after having learned about that reality. Simple thinking can only be developed by those who have conscious experiences in a field. Benchmarking is a simple thinking process or an easy fallacious solution.

Successful benchmarking requires having experienced the homologous and analogous activities that are being benchmarked.

Simple thinking is the key for business strategies. Maximal strategies, which happen beyond the limits of the actual business, require simple approaches.

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What is the Unicist Ontology of Cures and Palliatives?

This ontology, discovered by Peter Belohlavek, provides the necessary taxonomy to follow the natural steps integrating both cures and palliatives. In this short video the author answers on the nature of cures and palliatives. The Unicist Standard defined the universal ontology of the application of cures for any type of human adaptive system that has functional problems.

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Diana Belohlavek
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& Communication

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, 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.


EMR/EHR and Cloud Computing drive Continuous Improvement

Unicist Pre-diagnoses have been launched to give the Healthcare Industry access to an approach to evaluate the possibilities of value generating improvements.

unicist_emr-ehrThe Unicist Pre-diagnostics System allows dealing with the fundamentals of Hospitals and Clinics in order to define the possibilities for the development of stable value generating improvements.

Electronic Healthcare Records Systems are adaptive systems that integrate the feed-back, learning, decision support and information systems.

EMR/EHRs work as catalysts to introduce improvements in the work-processes.

The integration of their adaptive functions allows introducing changes while their use is upgraded. The use of cloud computing becomes necessary in order to take full advantage of their characteristics.

The Unicist Pre-diagnostics System has been designed to develop intuitive pre-diagnoses to define the possibilities of a project or actions in a participative way. The pre-diagnoses are developed in Unicist Pre-diagnostics Groups using Unicist Algorithms in an intuitive way.


What is the Unicist Standard for Diagnostics?

Diagnostics implies necessarily dealing with symptoms and signs. This short video by Peter Belohlavek deals with the nature of diagnosing. Although a diagnosis needs to start with the subjective aspect, the symptoms, to categorize the apparent problem, it is necessary to focus on the ontology of the signs in order to be able to understand the problem that is behind both symptoms and signs. The Unicist Standard provides the taxonomic approach to diagnose.

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Diana Belohlavek
VP Knowledge Management
& Communication

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, 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.


Integrating cures, prevention and wellbeing in healthcare

Medical practice naturally includes a curing activity, which includes both curative and palliative aspects and a preventive action in order to provide wellbeing.

The most difficult aspect in healthcare practice is to be able to integrate these three aspects in a realistic way and not considering only what should be done.

The signs and symptoms of a patient are observable. Dealing with them only requires having the knowledge of their meaning.

The aspects that deal with prevention are less observable because they vary from culture to culture and from patient to patient.

But the most difficult aspect to deal with is the understanding of the wellbeing of a patient which can only be intuited.

The preceding facts explain why healthcare is strongly focused on curing.

Medical Practice Viruses

When physicians do not assume the responsibility for wellbeing they install a business virus type “A” into their practice. The consequence is that they will be focused on diseases.

When physicians do not consider prevention they install a business virus type “B” into their practice. The consequence is that they will be focused on an “invasive” approach to patients.

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Diana Belohlavek
VP Knowledge Management
& Communication

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity science 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.