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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.

Unicist Contingency RoomsWhen 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

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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.

But:

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

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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

Introduction

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:
www.unicistinstitute.net/blog/unicist-strategy-the-archetype-of-the-usa

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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.

Access the complete synthesis at:
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The next stage: Unicist Patient Centered Management

Patient Centered Management (PCM) is an organizational meta-model that allows empowering the work processes in healthcare institutions. It is homologous to Client Centered Management that is the natural model to guide work processes in businesses that was developed in the eighties.

Patient Centered ManagementOn the one hand, it works as a conceptual action guide to design work processes and, on the other hand, it is the main catalyst for continuous improvement, change management and innovation management.

PCM is driven by patient orientation. The purpose of the model is to assure results, and includes a quality assurance system that sustains the value added.

The information technology that sustains the PCM implies the integration of the three concepts that underlie healthcare IT:

  • EMR, to sustain physicians’ activities
  • EHR, to deal with the diseases
  • EPR, to provide a safety environment for patients

Based on the functional and legal context, this integration works in a different way in each culture.

The PCM provides a conceptual structure of rules that makes an optimal integration of these IT solutions possible and introduces the concept of adaptive interfaces in order to ensure adapting to the feedback.

Meta-models require being extremely focused in order to avoid being perceived as meaningless. By definition they need to be ambiguous because they need to allow adapting to the specific operation of different environments.

Meta-models describe the natural structure of an activity. Therefore, they are cross-cultural, needing to establish the operational rules respecting the characteristics of the environment. These meta-models make the saying “design globally, operate locally” become real.

The specific PCM is mainly focused on satisfying the needs of the patients within an environment where all participants win. The purpose of the model is to establish the unified field of the therapeutics process, taking advantage of all the technologies available and minimizing the participation of different “health” providers to solve the patients’ problems.

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Homology between Unicist Concepts and Stem Cells

The function of stem cells in the human body is homologous to the function of concepts in the field of human actions. While stem cells can give rise to specialized cells and thus organs, essential concepts allow building unicist objects.

Essential ConceptUnicist objects are adaptive systems that have a concept and generate added value within a quality assurance system to fulfill the purpose of the concept. Unicist objects are interdependent entities that integrate a complex adaptive system.

The knowledge of the essential concepts is basic to build unicist objects because these objects are the materialization of a concept.

Under certain conditions, organs can be transplanted and this is also the case of unicist objects that can be replicated as long as they belong to homologous and analogous entities.

Objects are inserted into processes to produce specific results. The same way stem cells have the potential capacity to give birth to human organs, concepts can give birth to objects to produce results.

The knowledge of the Unicist Theory allows using a double dialectical approach to reality to emulate the organization of nature using an object driven organization.

Nature is organized by objects which can be observed in the ecosystem. The human body is an example of the organization of nature, where organs are homologous to unicist objects. That is why the transplantation of organs became possible.

While the structure of the different organs of the body derives from the stem cells, the unicist objects derive from the essential function of an entity that is defined by its concept.

Properties of Stem Cells and Concepts

Stem Cells

Concepts

They are unspecialized They are universal
They are capable of self-renewal They are timeless
They can give rise to specialized cells They allow building operational functions

Thus, stem cells and concepts are homologous. While essential concepts allow the construction of objects to insert into human adaptive processes, stem cells allow the building of organs that work as unicist objects to sustain the functionality of a complex adaptive system such as the human body.

Peter Belohlavek

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Presentation of The Unicist School in Healthcare

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This school fosters the emulation of nature in the organization of social, institutional and individual processes, which, by definition, are complex adaptive systems, saving energy in such processes.

It is based on the Unicist Theory and its applications using a logical approach to deal with complex adaptive systems.

This approach allowed integrating complexity sciences with systemic sciences and microeconomics with macroeconomics as unified fields.

Unfortunately, there are many “nature hackers” who prefer taking shortcuts to cheat the nature of things instead of making things simple.

The approach allowed simplifying economics and businesses by emulating the organization of nature. It allows dealing with the nature of processes by using unicist objects and managing their concepts.

It made complex adaptive systems reasonable, understandable and predictable using the double dialectical logic to define their functionality. It allowed simplifying businesses by emulating the organization of nature.

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Evolution is Purpose Driven: The Discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature

Darwins finchesThis research began in 1976 with the hypothesis that in nature there are mutations that are random but others that are driven by a purpose.

If this hypothesis was confirmed and there were a purpose, Peter Belohlavek concluded that there would have to be an intelligence that defined such purpose.

For this reason, Belohlavek researched on the essential structure implicit in nature’s intelligence to be able to predict and exert influence on the evolution of complex adaptive systems when possible.

Charles Darwin demonstrated the adaptation process of species that, having the same structural constitution, developed adaptive changes to live in a certain environment.

The hypothesis of Belohlavek’s research was that these changes were driven by an intelligence that underlies nature.

The Unified field of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of NatureHe concluded that each living creature’s evolution is ruled by its ontogenetic intelligence, that defines it as unique both in its species and individuality and that the essential structure of this intelligence is integrated by a purpose, an active principle (entropic function) and an energy conservation principle.

The research was focused on the unified field of living beings.

The basic assumption that sustains this development is that the evolution of living beings, their behaviors, actions and deeds are driven by the same logical structural framework.

This implies that there is an intelligence that defines the structural behavior of any entity that integrates this framework that allows predicting the behavior of all the entities where this intelligence is known.

You can find the complete document on the “Discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature” at: http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist

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Unicist Research: Closing the gap between macro and micro behavior

The Unicist Research closed the gap between macro and micro behaviour. The unicist complexity research approach implies dealing with applications while researching, which requires that the lapse of research time be very long in order to achieve fully accurate predicted results before validating a hypothesis.

discoveries-unicist-2013-2014As it has been done every year since its foundation, The Unicist Research Institute synthesized this January the researches that had been finished until that time. After 38 years, 2013/2014, can be considered the year in which the integration of macro and micro behavior could be confirmed.

The gap between the macro and the micro cosmos has been and is still a problem that theoretical physicists are closing. The integration of the field of macro and micro behavior, that has been solved by Peter Belohlavek, is homologous. It allows integrating social behavior with individual behavior, making human complex adaptive systems manageable.

The publication of Conceptual Economics, Conceptual Anthropology and Conceptual Psychology are some of the milestones of this process that included the researches developed in 2013-2014 (see image above).

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If you want to access the “Drivers of Human Behavior” that explain the structure of human intelligence, please access: www.unicist.org/repo/#Psychology

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Proteins and Amino Acids: Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Amino Acids

The Unicist Ontology of amino acids allows understanding its functionality and the possibilities of their integration to build proteins. Their purpose is given by the side chain which defines the different functions amino acids can fulfill.

Amino Acids

It has to be considered that the Unicist Ontology emulates the ontogenetic intelligence of nature that was discovered which defines that there is always a purpose, an active and entropic principle and an energy conservation principle. The unicist ontology of amino acids is a demonstration of how this intelligence works.

The active function of an amino acid is given by the carboxyl group that establishes a supplementary relationship with the R-group. The energy conservation function is given by the amino group, which establishes a complementary relationship with the R-group.

Amino acids are biologically organic compounds integrated by amine and carboxylic functional groups, driven by a side-chain specific to each amino acid. The key elements of an amino acid are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, though other elements are found in the side-chains of some amino acids.

Amino acids are the building blocks of peptides and proteins. They are composed of amine and carboxylic acid groups, separated by the alpha-carbon but the side chains on the alpha carbon vary with the acid. They are the subunits of proteins: amino acids make peptide chains, peptide chains make polypeptides, polypeptides make proteins.

Amino Acid StructureAmino acids are the structural units that build proteins. They join together to form short polymer chains called peptides or longer chains called either polypeptides or proteins. These polymers are linear and unbranched, with each amino acid within the chain attached to two neighboring amino acids.

Peptide Formation

Amides can be thought of as forming from the reaction of an amine and a carboxylic acid. In the same way, two amino acids can combine to form a dipeptide, held together by a peptide bond.

Peptides

A fourth amino acid would form a tetrapeptide, a fifth would form a pentapeptide, and so on. Short chains are referred to as peptides, chains of up to about 50 amino acids are polypeptides, and chains of more than 50 amino acids are proteins. Amino acids in peptide chains are called amino acid residues.

Classification of Amino Acids

Acidic amino acids and their amides: aspartic acid, asparagine, glutamic acid, glutamine.

Basic amino acids: histidine, lysine, arginine.

Aromatic amino acids: phenylalanine, tyrosine, tryptophan.

Sulfur containing amino acids: cysteine, methionine.

Imido acid: proline.

Hydrophobic side chains: glycine, alanine, valine, leucine, isoleucine.

Hydroxylic amino acids: serine, threonine, (tyrosine).

Learn more about amino acids at: http://www.biology.arizona.edu/biochemistry/problem_sets/aa/aa.html

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Abstract: Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Health

The research on the unicist ontology of health, which began in 2001, was focused on finding the essential structure of health that allows understanding the multiple medical specialties and medical approaches that deal with “the art of healing”. This research was developed at The Unicist Research Institute and was led by Peter Belohlavek.

Paradoxically, it could be finished after the ontological structures of healthcare were discovered. This research integrated health and medical approaches in a “unified field”. The previous researches that sustained this discovery were:

Unicist Ontology of Health-The Unified Field of Healthcare
-Homology between Concepts and Stem Cells
-The Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature
-The Fallacy of Organs and  Chronic Diseases
-The Unicist Structure of Viruses
-The Ontogenetic Map of Chronic Diseases
-The Ontogenetic Map of Addictions
-The Ontogenetic Map of Stress
-The Ontogenetic Map of Cures
-The Ontogenetic Map of Immune Systems
-The Ontogenetic Map of Therapeutics
-The Ontogenetic Map of Diseases

Health can be defined as the integration of organic functionality, psychic functionality and the functionality of the inner energy flow.

The organic functionality is defined by the functionality of organs which, working as complex adaptive systems, can only be measured based on the consequences of their function. Organic functionality also includes the functionality of inner systems, although they cannot be considered as organs (e.g: the immune system). The fallacy of organs functionality is a proof of the limits of the possibilities of organic functionality.
http://www.unicist.org/healthcare/unicist-ontology-of-health-the-fallacies-of-organs/

The psychic functionality is defined by the functionality of the instinctive, spiritual and psychological processes whether they are conscious or unconscious that allow individuals to adapt to the environment. The psychic functionality deals with the interpersonal and intrapersonal adaptive processes and with the meaning of life.

The energy-flow functionality can only be measured by the consequences of its lack of functionality. It implies that the human being considered as a system flows internally in a harmonic way. This allows individuals to live and adapt to the environment.

Fostering health requires ensuring that the psychic functionality, which is the active function of health, maintains and does not hinder the energy flow that sustains the functionality of organs. Fostering health requires stimulating a meaningful life where the interpersonal and intrapersonal adaptation conflicts can be managed.

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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.
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