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Healthcare Cobots to Manage Relationships with Patients

Unicist Healthcare Cobots are collaborative robots that use unicist logic or unicist AI to manage the relationship with patients. This allows sustaining a relationship with patients based on their characteristics and needs.

The building of cobots to manage patients simplifies the maintenance of the relationship with patients and simultaneously allows delivering value to them. These cobots are based on the unicist conceptual segmentation of the patients based on their functional needs.

They are based on the use of Unicist AI that manages the fundamentals of the patients that is inferred from the information included in the EHR or EMR, which allows approaching the needs of individual patients. The development of these cobots is based on the logic behind curing and healing functions.

The building of these cobots requires integrating a team of physicians who are interested in developing a program that fosters health while it sustains the relationship with patients.

The operation of cobots begins by entering at a conceptual communication level and refining the focus of communication based on the feedback from the patients. These cobots are analogous to the Didactibots that help to manage the learning process of graduate students.

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Unicist Cobot Building in the 4IR

Cobots are collaborative robots that are based on human-robot interaction. They have been used for
decades in the industrial field and the unicist functionalist approach enabled introducing them in the
rest of the business processes. They are extremely valuable to introduce adaptability and customer
orientation in business processes. Google is an example of a Cobot.

The business application of Cobots became possible due to the development of the fundamentals-based
AI and of the binary actions that ensure the generation of results.
In business, there are two possible uses of Cobots:

1) As part of the backward integration, to sustain decision processes
2) As part of the forward integration, to transform decisions into actions


There are 4 basic application fields of Cobots:
1) Industrial application
2) Marketing application
3) Managerial application
4) Operational application

The use of concepts and fundamentals allowed managing the functionality of business processes and
enabled the development of collaborative robots to provide the resources – including functional
knowledge- that are needed to manage business processes. They interact with people to ensure the
functionality of processes and the generation of results.


Business Cobots enhance efficacy. According to their use, they include different levels of adaptability. Based on their functionality, there are different types of Cobots:

  1. Research Cobots
  2. Diagnosing Cobots
  3. Design Cobots
  4. Solution Building Cobots
  5. Business Objects Building Cobots
  6. Operational Cobots

    The first version of these cobots, 5 Click Strategy, was developed in 2012 and was followed by the development of interactive expert systems that were upgraded to Cobots to provide them to the market.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) has been the world leader in its segment since 1976.

Efficacy in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Efficacy is needed to deal with adaptive environments. Professional efficacy is based on the existence of a personal purpose that sustains the motivation and makes the activity meaningful. This purpose provides the necessary energy to overcome the difficulties that are implicit in any adaptive behavior. This purpose is materialized through the functional intelligence to manage the activities that works as the catalyst of efficacy.

Professional Efficacy

Efficacy requires that the roles the work processes provide be meaningful. It also requires that the people have the necessary functional knowledge to assume the responsibility for results and enjoy the tasks that need to be developed.

Thus, the personal purpose is the gravitational force that sustains efficacy and the intelligence people have is the catalyst that makes efficacy possible. Efficacy is replaced by efficiency when there is no purpose or no functional intelligence to manage the environment. Efficiency implies the use of trained automated behavior to deal with work, which is functional to manage programmed work processes.

The Research

The research on efficacy became an urgent matter to define the next stage of automation, which implies increasing the level of adaptability of organizations. This research was led by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute.

It was based on expanding the intrinsic concept of efficacy that was researched almost 40 years ago.
This research required implementing adaptive automation with the participation of executives and professionals to find the fields where their efficacy is functional to the goals of organizations. It included the development of the necessary destructive tests to confirm that the behavior was based on conscious intelligence and not on unconscious automatisms.

You can find the new stage of business organization demanded by the introduction of adaptive automation, the use of telework and new aspects of management in the 4th Industrial Revolution at:


Organizing the adaptability and customer orientation of businesses reinforced by the 4th Industrial Revolution requires the necessary efficacy that is functional to the characteristics of the business and that people work within the framework generated by the use of adaptive automation. It has to be considered that the efficacy of people in a specific field defines their learning capacity. The core of organizing is installing people in jobs where they have their highest level of efficacy.

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Managing the Root-Causes of Business Functions

The management of the root-causes of businesses is one of the fundamentals of the Unicist Evolutionary Approach. The root causes of problems are defined by their underlying concepts and fundamentals. They allow defining what is possible to be achieved, developing the maximal and minimum strategic actions and using the necessary business objects to make it happen.

Unicist Root-Cause Management

The concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions are the essential drivers of their functionality.

The eventual dysfunctionality of the concepts and fundamentals is the root-cause of the problems of a business function.

That is why the concept of a business function defines its structure and sustains its evolution.

The structure of the concepts of a business function, emulates the intelligence that underlies nature.

The management of the root causes of a business function requires knowing the structure of the concepts involved.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept.

Case study = rigid knowledge Vs. Research and application = adaptive knowledge

In higher education, a widely used methodology has been established, such as case studies. This mechanism is both a trap and a false solution, and it is that the rigidity of the proposed solution is inapplicable in the field of the unknown.

Complex Problem Solving - Education

Does the solution Tesla applied give me tools to solve my current problem? Or, how did Uber approach its business strategy? Well, unless you are the CEO of Tesla or Uber, the information explored in the case is hardly replicable in the particular situations of participants in educational programs.

The approach to the field of the unknown, which is the main characteristic of complex problems, is feasible thanks to the investigative approach to root cause diagnosis proposed by the unicist logic.

Unicist logic searches through the conceptual structure of reality for the root causes that determine a specific reality and proposes a way forward to obtain solutions to complex problems.

In this way it is possible to obtain adaptive knowledge that allows us to approach a problem in a different way, increasing the probability of obtaining the desired results.

Gustavo Flamerich

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute (TURI) is a world leader in its segment. Since 1976, it has been specialized in complexity sciences applied to the research on the roots of evolution and its application to social, institutional, business and individual evolution.

Expansion of High Complexity Medical Practice

The expansion of high complexity medical practice requires using prestige objects that allow empowering the brand of an organization through the prestige of its participants.

It requires developing actions based on the existing and previous patients that confirm the predictability, reliability and respectability of the practice in order to constitute a reference value that works as an attractor for people.

It requires the integration of expertise objects, quality assurance objects, reliability objects and participation objects to open the organization to the patients.

The language of these objects requires using on the one hand patient’s language in order to establish a fluid communication and goodwill, but on the other hand it requires using medical language to establish an asymmetric complementation that allows building the necessary reference value that expands the activities.

This type of expansion requires the use of digital communication and digital objects.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.

Transforming EMR into Adaptive Patient Centered Systems

Medical efficacy implies that physicians need to work within the complexity of human biology. They work in the field of adaptive systems. This implies that their efficacy curve has to be functional to deal with low programmed activities. Protocols sustain this essentially low programmed activity.

healthcare-cyberneticsParadoxically, there is a widespread perception that EMR/EHR has a low added value for medical practice. This perception hinders the upgrade of medical practice.


1)  Is it that EMR and EHR have little added value or is it that they were designed as administrative systems?
2)  Is it possible to transform administrative EMR and EHR into adaptive systems with administrative information?
3)  How can the misuse of the transparency of the system be avoided?

These are some of the questions that can be solved using an object driven approach to healthcare.

The objects included in the EMR and EHR should emulate the problems physicians need to solve in their minds in medical practice. The basic objects are:

  • Diagnoses
  • Cures
  • Palliatives
  • Patients evolution
  • Prevention
  • Decision making
  • Knowledge bank

Objects driven EMR or EHR are such when they become a necessary part for physicians practice such as a golf stick is for the golfer or a racket is for a tennis player.

There have to be objects for exclusive private use with no access to anyone, such as the decision making alternatives a physician considers, and other objects that can be shared.

Administrative EMR or EHR can only be information reservoirs, legal defendants and control systems. The integration of object driven systems including adaptive objects with administrative functions is the conceptual answer to the problem. Basically, a new concept for interfaces is required.

Changing the interfaces is the first step to enter in the new stage where the computer is a natural part of the physician’s practice.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.

The use of Adaptive Systems

Adaptive systems are systems that have been designed to interact with the external and internal environment. To be able to organize by objects it is necessary to use both adaptive and administrative systems to organize the work processes.

Adaptive Systems for Work

Adaptive systems are necessary to expand the boundaries of work. Thus, continuous improvement, customer relationship management and project management are paradigmatic cases of adaptive systems in work processes.

Adaptive systems are necessary to provide the maximal strategy based on their flexibility and feedback capacity while administrative systems are necessary to establish a secure operational and control activity.

The use of adaptive systems in the company has been disregarded in the past because the control and operational activities prevailed over the market growth and competition.

The Unicist Standard provides the necessary structure to design adaptive systems where they are needed.

This R&D book begins with the description of the ontology of “Work as an Adaptive System” followed by the description of the different types of organizations that deal with work.

Then the context ofAdaptive Systems is being synthetically described in its components: ObjectDriven Management, Institutional Immune Systems and Object driven organization.Finally, you will access the Unicist Standard for theR&D of adaptive systems in order to establish the basic conditions todesign work, organizational and institutional processes.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept

Unicist Contingency Rooms

Unicist Contingency Rooms are organizational units that transform urgent problems into structural solutions. These units are basically organized as teams led by a person who is responsible for the Contingency Room.

Contingency RoomWhen they begin their teamwork, the leadership includes the participation of a coordinator, who assumes the responsibility for doing what is needed to find the solutions for the problem that needs to be solved, an ombudsman to represent the needs of the client and a fallacy shooter who ensures that the group manages valid knowledge.

Their final purpose is to solve an urgent problem. Their maximal strategy is to develop the structural solutions while the minimum strategy is to solve the urgent problems.

The double dialectical actions that need to be developed at a contingency room begin by finding the necessary causes of problems in order to develop a structural solution while the second step is to find the triggering causes that generated the urgent problems in order to solve them.

It has to be considered that when a structural solution is found, the problem ceases to exist. Therefore, contingency rooms generate significant added value in their organizations because they ensure the concept of “today better than yesterday” measured in terms of results.

These contingency rooms use a complete set of resources to manage these solutions:

  • Unicist Change Management & Continuous ImprovementConceptual Design Technology – To build the unified fields of the solutions and the layout of their architecture.
  • Continuous Improvement – Which includes the possibility of installing innovations to upgrade or renew processes.
  • Quality Assurance – Which requires introducing automated decisions to ensure the effectiveness of the processes.
  • Problem Solving & Diagnostics Methods – To provide a framework that simplifies the building of structural solutions.
  • Unicist Fishbone – To transform the conceptual design of a process into a manageable improvement process.
  • Unicist Project Manager – To design solutions for complex structural problems.
  • Unicist Library – To have a Knowledge Bank with the information of the concepts of business functions.
  • Avant Garde Groups – To build participative solutions for work processes using the knowledge and experience of the members of an organization.
  • Business Objects building Method – To build the necessary business objects to be inserted in the processes and integrated with roles and the necessary technologies in order to drive, catalyze or inhibit the entropy of processes.

Unicist contingency rooms are a tool for organizational learning and improvement. The organizations that use this approach transform crises into opportunities and problems into solutions.

This requires having an internal “Corporate University”, working as a solution factory, that provides the conceptual framework and the knowledge base for these activities together with the quality assurance for the solutions.

The main problem of contingency rooms is that they require using all the knowledge that is necessary and the main benefit is that it produces monetary results in the short and long run.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.

The 10-Year Trend for Healthcare Organizations in the United States

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This is a synthesis of the trends developed at the Future Research Lab on the “Evolution of Healthcare in the US” led by Peter Belohlavek.

The objective of this research was to find the trends that underlie the healthcare business in the US and to develop the future scenario that arose based on the changes introduced in medical regulations and on the possibilities opened by the use of new technologies.


The 10-year trends can be synthesized in:

  1. The trend towards expansive healthcare organizations
  2. The trend towards patient centered management
  3. The trend towards adaptive information technology solutions
  4. The trend towards using semantic objects to segment


Two structural changes happened in the United States:

1) The transparency of the use of electronic medical records established a new starting point for medical practice.

2) The concept of the Accountable Care Organizations and its analogical multiplication in medical practice introduced the concept of profiting from healthcare improvements.

This triggered the need of adaptiveness for healthcare organizations.

New technologies that made structural adaptiveness possible:

  1. Adaptive Information Technology
  2. Semantic objects to manage adaptiveness
  3. The discovery of the human drivers of attitudes
  4. Double dialectical logic to manage adaptiveness

The integration of the structural changes and the now available technologies is predictable based on the understanding of the power of the archetype of the US which naturally allows integrating ideals with businesses:

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These Trends are a Back to Hippocrates in the XXI Century

Back to Hippocrates means going back to the natural role of medicine.

In the XXI century it implies the use of an object driven organization model integrating processes with objects in order to ensure results and optimize the use of energy.

The Value Adding Approach is basically driven by the development of a model based on the use of the rules of Patient Centered Management.

The operational objective is to maximize the value added to patients considered as clients.

It is a backward-chaining-thinking approach beginning with the value being added and ending with the process and objects that are needed.

The process is centered on patient orientation, added value assurance and result assurance.

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