Friday, 30 June 2017

International profiles of health care systems

This publication presents overviews of the health care systems of Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Each overview covers health insurance, public and private financing, health system organization and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, efficiency and integration, use of information technology and evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms and innovations. In addition, summary tables provide data on a number of key health system characteristics and performance indicators, including overall health care spending, hospital spending and utilization, health care access, patient safety, care coordination, chronic care management, disease prevention, capacity for quality improvement, and public views.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

How can whole systems think

Interesting paper, looking at the role of technology in mapping disease outbreaks. "This paper addresses the potential of new 'collective intelligence assemblies' that can contribute in powerful ways to the intelligence of fields such as healthcare, environmental management and the labour market."

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Mulgan G, Krivova V. (2017) How can whole systems think: collective intelligence assemblies and the case for 'intelligence design'. London: Nesta