E) Complexity in Healthcare


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Diagnoses are necessary to improve business processes

The unicist diagnostics technology was developed to provide a standard for the diagnosis of adaptive systems whatever the field of activity. It has been a methodology used in the Unicist R&D processes for years until it was approved as a standard.

The purpose of the diagnosis is to find a solution. That is why only those who know how to solve a problem can diagnose it.

Autopsies are not homologous to unicist diagnoses. A dead body is not considered an adaptive system and no solution can be found for it.

Unicist Diagnostics is based on fundamental diagnoses that deal with the unified field of the adaptive system and technical analytical diagnoses that deal with the signs and symptoms based diagnoses.

Access a synthesis on the “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Business Diagnostics” that is available at the Scientific Dissemination Program. You will find there other syntheses that might be of your interest: https://www.unicist.org/healthcare/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/business_diagnostics.pdf

Diana 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. http://www.unicist.org


Healthcare: The ontogentic algorithm of evolution

Evolution implies the existence of a taxonomy to achieve a purpose. The first step appears to be putting the purpose into action. This implies a previous taxonomic step: the understanding of the purpose.

Then the first step is putting it into action. Without understanding no action is possible.

The second step is then finding a way to optimize the energy; thus the energy conservation principle is applied.

When this taxonomy is respected and successful, individual are evolving. This implies that they add value to the environment, obtain the counterpart and learn from the environment at the same time.

Evolution implies being aware of reality and making conscious actions in order to adapt to the environment.

Access more information in the book “The Ontogenesis of Evolution” at the Unicist Library: www.unicist.com/books-pages/en/unicist_ontology_evolution_en3s.php

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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/2012/07/turi.pdf


Global Expansion of the Unicist Confederation

September 23, the 35th equinox of The Unicist Research Institute, was chosen to be the day for the launching of the new stage which consists of the worldwide multiplication of the Unicist Confederation. We invite you to toast on September 23, at 7:00 pm New York time (sharp).

The launching of the collection for business architecture is what allows now the participation of clients in the field of the businesses of the Unicist Confederation: http://unicist.com/ontologies/architecture/

The next stage is the final structural stage. The following stages will deal with conjunctural aspects.

Finally we are, in the Unicist Confederation business, where we needed to be. I would like to make a synthesis of the next business growth period.

Our goal is to build corporate partnerships with the major clients. That is what will expand the business. We will start dealing with 40 corporations. Partnerships are only possible between peers. This is what TURI, the Unicist Confederation and the Unicist Corporate University are about.

We have the major gravitational force that can be available for a business, which is the research of The Unicist Research Institute (4,100 until September), which continues growing. http://www.unicist.com/

We also have a live gravitational force which is Peter Belohlavek who might be one of the major scientists in the history of humanity because of the depth of his discoveries and the width of his research in complexity sciences. The discovery of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature, the unicist ontology of evolution and human ontointelligence are a demonstration of the depth of the researches that changed the world forever.

The Unicist Business Architecture is now the participative bridge between science and business, it allows everyone to influence with a grounded or groundless opinion.

From now on Peter Belohlavek will be only participating as a scientist to sustain the Unicist Confederation.

We have to become world leaders in the commercial field in six months using the power of the technologies applied to business expansion (including both growth and improvement). March 2012 is the deadline. It has to be the demonstration of an “avalanche”.

Considering the ontology of growth that is in the book of the Crisis 2008, we can say that we have all what is needed to “multiply”. Growth is the most difficult problem to be solved in business. That is why we are there, and the unicist research found the solution for it.

We invite you to toast and participate in the new stage.


Installing an expansion-model in the Healthcare Industry

The expansion of businesses implies expanding their vital space. This requires having both a growth ethics and a growth ideology.

In order to grow, healthcare businesses need to have the capacity to expand the boundaries with a strong patient-orientation and need to be able to develop a competitive advantage that has to be perceived by the market.

Growth is based on an attitude, which is what appears on the surface of the integration of growth ethics and growth ideology.

Growth is an attitude that is perceived, in most of the cultures, as a taboo. Therefore, it needs to be justified with an additional value generation for the market and for the coming generations.

Installing an expansion-model requires a leader who represents this growth ethics and ideology and is able to transform them into operational procedures. This leader has to be strong because s/he has to overcome the opposition of the conservatives who will try to avoid the expansion of the business in order to sustain their comfort zone.


Business Architecture needs an integrative vision

The architecture of a business solution needs to be achieved with an integrative vision in which the individual sees the solution as a unified field, being capable of describing then the elements that integrate such solution.

This requires being able to face a reflection process. In the following lines you will have access to a research work carried out by a group of researches from Northwestern University, Drexel University, Philadelphia and Source Signal Imaging.

“People sometimes solve problems with a unique process called insight, accompanied by an “Aha!” experience. It has long been unclear whether different cognitive and neural processes lead to insight versus noninsight solutions, or if solutions differ only in subsequent subjective feeling. Recent behavioral studies indicate distinct patterns of performance and suggest differential hemispheric involvement for insight and noninsight solutions.”

Access the complete paper:
http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.0020097


Winning negotiations start with an authority conflict

The authority conflict is the starting point that defines successful negotiations. Without this conflict, the negotiation does not begin. Those that disregard the importance of this stage are always re-opening negotiations without being able to stabilize their roles in it.

The purpose of the negotiation context is to produce an evolution conflict that allows building a complementation.

The active function to produce this evolution conflict is the existence of an authority conflict that is necessary to define the “value” of the parts involved in a negotiation.

After the authoritative role of the parts has been accepted an involution conflict begins. In this involution conflict each part tries to prevail over the other one and finally, the evolution conflict solving is possible after the need to “degrade” the opponent has finished and both parts accept their mutual values.

The negotiating attitude is what allows starting a negotiation by facing an authority conflict, followed by the need to avoid the involution produced by an involution conflict and ending with the building of a complementation that is implicit in an evolution conflict.

To deal with the nature of negotiations it is necessary to clarify the nature of conflicts that underlies.

It can be said that there are four basic conflicts between humans:

1) Evolution conflicts: These are complementation conflicts that result from the mutual difference between the parts.
2) Involution conflicts: These are the conflicts that result from the supplementation of the colliding strengths between the parts.
3) Authority conflicts: They result from the need of the parts to prevail in some field.
4) Absence of conflict: This is the consequence of needing to avoid conflicts because their consequences cannot be faced.

When the purpose to be achieved in a negotiation is clear, the authority role has to be the first main concern so as to be able to play an authoritative role in the negotiation.

Access or request a Unicist Tweetinar on this subject at: http://www.academic.unicist.org/unicist_tweetinars.shtml

Learn more about the trend of ontology based solutions for businesses: http://www.unicist.net/obs.shtml

*Based on an excerpt from the book “Unicist Object Driven Negotiation” by Peter Belohlavek.


Unicist Tweetinar on ACOs and Patient Centered Management

Accountable Care Organizations are, among other aspects, a way to introduce Patient Centered Management in the healthcare business.

unicist patient centered organizationThe 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 that are being fostered are the natural step to start with a structured patient orientation.

There will be a (one hour) Unicist Tweetinar on June 13 at 10:00 am (Eastern Time) on the ontology of Patient Centered Management and its integration in a system including EMR, EHR, EPR. It will be developed at http://www.twitter.com/unicistontology


The Unicist Ontological Structure of Small Businesses

Five extremely successful growth programs with small businesses were the final test for the unicist ontology of small businesses.

Unicist Ontology of small BusinesessThe knowledge of their ontology allows small businesses to expand their activities without changing their nature. It also provides the limits of the expansion possibilities.

As it is self-evident the purpose of small businesses is profit. They are successful when their leaders are product/sales wizards meaning that they are able to influence their niche ensuring revenue.

At the same time they are investment reluctant. Any expenditure that has no necessary relationship with incomes is considered an investment and needs to be avoided. That is why they do not develop brands.

When they are involving they manage through cash-flow in order to ensure their survival. But successful small companies work with short term objectives and fully controlled operational action plans. The cash-flow is their final validation.

They use business objects basically to promote their products and services to generate revenue.


Organizations and their parts have a beginning and an end

The “Unicist Ontology of Organizational Equilibrium” describes the nature of organizational evolution. It is integrated by nine principles.

unicist-ontology-organizational-evolutionWe are presenting here one of the principles which is the one that rules the necessary action to develop maximal strategies to make business grow.

a) Every change of values implies the elimination of values, meaning that there is an end and a beginning.
b) Every organizational change implies a change of the values of the organization.
c) Organizations change from the outside to the inside and from top to bottom.
d) The results of changes need to be measured in the short and the long term.
e) The elapse of time makes the organizational structure of benefits obsolete.

Values are the materialization of ethics at an operational level. Organizations that seek for permanence need to die and rebirth with each change in order to adapt. No beginning nor change can exist if the ends are not accepted.

The apparent paradox is that the “end” is the energy conservation element. Beginning something new without finishing the preexisting organization is a utopia.

Learn more about the trend of ontology based solutions for businesses:
http://www.unicist.net/obs.shtml


Healthcare businesses have to be adaptive as never before

Businesses are, by definition, adaptive systems that need to evolve in an adapted way in an environment. Therefore, knowledge is essential to manage businesses.

Ontology-of-the-knowledge-of-adaptive-systemsKnowledge implies having the necessary information to make decisions and implement them in order to generate a business.

Reliable knowledge can be achieved when the fundamental knowledge and the technical analytical knowledge have been acquired.

Fundamental analysis is the approach that defines the limits of the possibilities of the evolution of a given reality. Fundamentals define the boundaries implicit in the functionality of such reality.

Technical analysis deals with the cause-effect relation between “variables” that have been identified making a systemic compromise.

The discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Evolution and the structure of concepts that regulate the evolution of living beings and their deeds, established the structure for fundamental analysis integrating it with technical analysis in order to develop reliable knowledge to adapt in a smooth way to reality.

Learn more about the trend of ontology based solutions for businesses:
http://www.unicist.net/obs.shtml