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The Organization of Patient Centered Management R&D Groups

We are installing Patient Centered Management in Healthcare Organizations. This implies a re-launching of the applied research activities of The Unicist Research Institute that will be developed as in-company research groups or outsourced activities. The organization of these groups will be adapted to the legal regulations of each country.

Healthcare R&D Groups

To request more information please contact: n.i.brown@unicist.org

Applied Research Committee

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. http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist


The Unicist Double Dialectical Logic to deal with Complexity

Complexity in Businesses

It is necessary to define complexity in the field of business. It needs to be understood to develop and use adaptive systems:

Knowledge of Adaptive SystemsWhen you have to add 1 + 1 the problem is simple; 1 + 1 = 2. There is only one possible solution and all you have to do is follow a method.

But the problem becomes complex if you reverse the equation (2 = ???) because you need to produce a result. In this case there are infinite solutions and the problem is complex because you have to find the equation that optimizes the process of producing results. That is why using methods is simple but ensuring results is complex.

We define a complex system as an open system, which defines the functionality of a unified field through the conjunction of objects and/or subsystems.

Complexity Science Organizations

There are three main organizations in the world that are fully focused on complexity science and its application in the field of human complex adaptive systems.

We strongly recommend comparing their approaches to choose the one that is functional to your needs. We suggest beginning by accessing their institutional page to apprehend the concept of adaptiveness they manage:

Santa Fe Institute – Empirical approaches
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Fe-Institute/125124501057

New England Complex Systems Institute – Empirical approaches
https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-England-Complex-Systems-Institute/112297818808432

The Unicist Research Institute – A unicist logical approach (based on a pragmatic, structuralist and functionalist framework)
https://www.facebook.com/unicist

Dealing with Businesses as Complex Adaptive Systems

Businesses are typical adaptive systems. Businesses need to adapt to the environment in order to achieve their goals.

The Unicist Logical Approach allows emulating the dynamics of a business in mind that allows managing it as an adaptive system. Thus this approach permits defining reliable scenarios, develop diagnoses, build strategies and design business architectures.

The more adaptive a system is, the less energy it consumes to generate a predefined value. Adaptive systems require using predictors to deal with the adaptive aspects of the reality that is being managed. This requires using a unicist logical approach to define the rules that regulate adaptiveness and allow designing the architecture of the system.

Designing adaptive systems implies dealing with the complexity of such systems and developing operational solutions that can be managed by everyone to expand businesses and save energy. Complexity science can be defined as the scientific approach to complex adaptive systems.

The Unicist Logical Approach to Complexity Sciences

Learn about the Unicist Logical Approach at: http://www.unicist.net/clipboard

The unicist logical approach manages the adaptive aspects of business as unified fields based on the knowledge of their ontogenetic maps.

The knowledge of the ontogenetic map of a business, its market and the context allowed managing the fundamentals that define the possibilities of business actions.

The future scenario building became possible based on the knowledge of the ontology of evolution and the ontogenetic maps of a business and its restricted and wide contexts.

This knowledge allowed defining synergic maximal strategies, to expand beyond the boundaries of a business, and minimum strategies to work within them.

Adaptive business processes became reliable based on the use of ontology based business objects. The use of objects upgraded the role of human work in business.

The integration of fundamental analysis and technical analysis allowed building reliable business knowledge, transforming uncertainty into risk and integrating the knowledge of the possibilities of success with its probabilities.

All the solutions, business objects, technologies and knowledge provided by The Unicist Research Institute are based on the unicist logical approach and generate significant energy saving effects.

Steps to Manage Businesses as Adaptive Systems:

  1. Forecast the future of the adaptive system that is being influenced.
  2. Diagnose adaptive systems to define the possibilities of what can be achieved and how to do it.
  3. Develop the necessary strategies that allow developing both maximal strategies to expand the boundaries of the system and minimum strategies to ensure survival.
  4. Design the architecture of the solution in order to obtain the results that are necessary and possible to be achieved.

This requires having a conceptual approach to apprehend the unified field of the business and being able to transform adaptive aspects into operational solutions.

The Unicist Healthcare Confederation is now expanding worldwide providing unicist object driven technologies to deal with the adaptive aspects of businesses. www.health.unicist.net

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.
https://www.unicist.org/healthcare/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/turi.pdf


Adaptive EHR: simplifying medical practice as a complex system

We would like to introduce adaptive EMR/EHR as a way to materialize Patient Centered Management as a solution to sustain the upgrade introduced in Healthcare in the US.

This implies dealing with predictive interfaces transforming operational EMR/EHR into adaptive systems. We would like to discuss with colleagues the possibility of introducing these alternatives considering medicine as the most complex professional field.

Unicist Patient Centered OrganizationPlease access the approach to complexity: “Applying Complexity Science to Health and Healthcare” of the University of Minnesota:
http://goo.gl/C3pcb9

and the Unicist Logical Approach to complexity you can find at:
www.unicist.net/clipboard/

The basics of medicine are patient centered. That is why the regulation of the activity focusing on patients is just a back to basics. Patient Centered Management is an object driven solution to structure patient orientation.

Electronic Patient Records are the paradigmatic sign of this approach. Electronic Healthcare records are their natural complement in order to include the aspects that deal with the diseases that are being considered.

Electronic Medical Records, being focused on medical activity, allow putting this patient orientation into action. The EMR are the natural step to start with a structured patient orientation.

The debate I suggest is about alternatives to simplify complexity in medical practice with people who might be interested in this approach.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist.org/healthcare/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/turi.pdf


Unicist Education: Dealing with enterprises as adaptive systems

The unicist logical approach allowed managing the adaptive aspects of businesses by using unicist logical tools and business objects. This approach provides cross-cultural solutions based on the researches made at The Unicist Research Institute. To access the basics that sustain unicist education please access:
www.unicist.org/sdp.shtml

Complex adaptive aspects of businesses need to be learned in their dynamics which implies that they need to be learned making real applications based on the knowledge of their dynamic structure.

This is analogous to medical residencies in teaching hospitals where graduated physicians learn to manage a specialty. It has to be considered that medicine is a paradigmatic case of complexity:
http://www.massgeneral.org/education/

The Future Scenario: Static vs. Dynamic Learning Processes

Unicist EducationThe superior education in business management provided an empirical operational and analytical framework for business management that upgraded professionalism in the XXth century.

The static empirical model that permitted administrating businesses provided the knowledge that allowed developing the necessary information technology that became redundant with the superior educational programs. Simultaneously, the explosive R&D capacity to release new products shortened their lifecycle.

These two situations, the redundancy of operational an analytical knowledge and the acceleration of business processes, made the static empirical approach to business become functional to business operation but dysfunctional to business management.

This scenario opened new demands for superior education in businesses that are still unsatisfied.
http://www.unicistinstitute.net/blog/the-10-year-scenario-for-superior-education-in-business/

The Next Step: “teaching hospitals” in the business field

Business ResidenciesUnicist education is based on learning processes that are analogous to “teaching hospitals” based on real complex problem solving. The unicist educational model is a postgraduate model that deals with the learning of logical tools and business objects. You can access a white paper at:
www.unicist.org/deb_wpue.php

It requires having the necessary technical-analytical knowledge learned in graduate or undergraduate programs.

It requires the learning of:

1)      The building of future scenarios

2)      Diagnosing businesses

3)      Developing Unicist Strategies

4)      Building Business Architectures

The difference between the Unicist Education and the Professional Education can be synthesized in:

Aspect

Unicist Education

Professional Education

Educational Framework Teaching Hospital / Clinics Workshops / Seminars / Courses
Educational Model Complex Problem Solving Systemic Problem Solving
Learning Approach Action-Reflection-Action Theory-Practice
Problem Solving Approach Results Driven Tasks Driven
Future Forecasting Logical Inferences / Delphi Groups Projections / Delphi Groups
Knowledge Logical & Empirical Approach Empirical Approach
Type of Tools Unicist Logical Tools Operational-analytical tools
Business Planning Strategic approach Analytic approach
Dominant type of Analysis Fundamental Analysis Technical Analysis
Risk Management Ambiguity Certainty
Business Processes Adaptive Systems Operational Systems

Educational Alternatives

We propose you compare the differences between unicist education and professional education by accessing the information on the unicist logical approach and the approaches to cross-cultural businesses of four major Global MBAs (2 in the USA and 2 in the EU).

We recommend beginning with the social communication of the different proposals.

1) Harvard Business School
https://www.facebook.com/HarvardBusinessSchool

2) Stanford Graduate School of Business
https://www.facebook.com/StanfordGSB

3) London Business School
https://www.facebook.com/LondonBusinessSchool

4) Insead – The Business School for the World
https://www.facebook.com/insead

5) Unicist Corporate University – The Unicist Research Institute
https://www.facebook.com/unicist

What is the Unicist Logical Approach to Businesses?

Learn about the Unicist Logical Approach at: http://www.unicist.net/clipboard 

The unicist logical approach manages the adaptive aspects of business as unified fields based on the knowledge of their ontogenetic maps.

library-access

Unicist Active Business Library

The knowledge of the ontogenetic map of a business, its market and the context allowed managing the fundamentals that define the possibilities of business actions.

The future scenario building became possible based on the knowledge of the ontology of evolution and the ontogenetic maps of a business and its restricted and wide contexts.

This knowledge allowed defining synergic maximal strategies, to expand beyond the boundaries of a business, and minimum strategies to work within them.

Adaptive business processes became reliable based on the use of ontology based business objects. The use of objects upgraded the role of human work in business.

The integration of fundamental analysis and technical analysis allowed building reliable business knowledge, transforming uncertainty into risk and integrating the knowledge of the possibilities of success with its probabilities.

All the solutions, business objects, technologies and knowledge provided by The Unicist Research Institute are based on the unicist logical approach and generate significant energy saving effects.

You can find the Unicist Active Library at: 
http://www.unicist.com 

Teaching Hospitals in Business

The Unicist Corporate University (UCU) is the academic arm of The Unicist Research Institute that is organized as a Teaching Hospital that develops business residencies. It is based on technologies that allow building cross-cultural strategies: http://www.unicist.org/sdp.shtml#cc

The UCU is now expanding worldwide installing In-company Corporate Universities to provide the unicist technologies to deal with the adaptive aspects of businesses.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.
https://www.unicist.org/healthcare/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/turi-1.pdf


Homology of the DNA of living beings and Unicist Ontologies

The unicist ontology of an institution is essentially analogous to the DNA of a living being. They both define the nature of the being, have an implicit purpose and materialize the action and the energy conservation principles.

Genetic Map

Being aware of the unicist ontological structure that underlies and rules the behavior and evolution of an institution it is possible to define the taxonomies and action plans to ensure the functionality of an organization respecting its nature .

The difference between the DNA of different species is minimal although the physical difference might be enormous.

The same characteristic is given at the unicist ontological structure of institutions. Subtle differences generate different species.

That is why the accuracy of diagnoses of the conceptual structure of an institution is determinant. It defines its species and the possibilities and probabilities of its evolution.

Unicist algorithms for the genetic engineering of institutions

The functionality of algorithms is to provide a logical structure to understand and influence reality in a secure way. Following ontological algorithms an individual is respecting the rules of ontogenesis.

Algorithms describe and explain the natural functionality of a reality and establish the relationships of the objects that are part of such reality based on the ontogenesis of the evolution process.

They provide the natural way to influence institutions. Using unicist ontologies to influence institutions implies dealing with the genetic engineering of the institution.

Therefore, the use of unicist technologies in institutions is based on “change without changing”. That means introducing changes that respect their nature and do not try to change their essential concepts.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.
https://www.unicist.org/healthcare/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/turi.pdf


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.

Unicist Press Committee

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


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

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Unicist Logical Approach: Diagnoses managed as medical objects

Medical objects are encapsulated adaptive processes that have the necessary quality assurance to generate a predefined result.

Diagnostics Quality AssuranceMedical diagnoses happen within the scope of medicine but are regulated by the functional rules of universal diagnostics and are driven by the semiotic signs the diagnostician identifies.

Diagnoses can be considered from two different points of view. Seen from the diagnostician’s standpoint, they are a process that needs to be done to identify the problem that needs to be cured. But seen from the point of view of the therapeutic process, they are a medical object that defines the objective of the therapeutic process.

As a medical object, they need to have the necessary quality assurance to be fully reliable. To achieve this reliability they need to be based on reliable knowledge and develop the necessary destructive and non-destructive tests to confirm their validity.

As an object, they work as an adaptive system that modifies the diagnosis based on the feedback from the environment until the therapeutic process has shown its accuracy. The destructive tests are necessary to evaluate the limits of validity of the diagnoses while the non-destructive tests are done to confirm their functional validity.

To manage diagnoses as medical objects it is necessary that the EHR includes the possibility of managing them as adaptive systems.

Diego Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. http://www.unicist.org


Beyond Medicine: the Fallacy of Organs and Chronic Diseases

The homology between the fallacies of organs and the human “mental” fallacies is presented based on the research on the unicist ontology of fallacies and their functionality.

Fallacies of OrgansThe human body can be considered as a paradigmatic complex system that needs to be approached as such in order to influence it. As nature is organized by interdependent objects it can be also considered that the human body is integrated by objects and processes that allow humans to be alive.

This work provides the fundamentals to understand the essential structure that underlies fallacies and their functionality whatever their origin.

The unicist ontology of fallacies and a particular case of the fallacies of organs will be introduced following a synthetic description on the fallacious behavior of the kidneys and its consequences in the human body.

It can be defined that the human body is composed by object-organs that are integrated in processes, are interdependent with other objects and have a semiautonomous integrated behavior.

Access the complete information at:
https://www.unicist.org/healthcare/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/fallacy-of-organs.pdf

Unicist Press Committee

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. http://www.unicist.org