Medical Device Integration Blog

Healthcare as a Complex Adaptive System

Posted by Michelle Grate, RN MSN CPHIMS on May 01, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

For decades, complex systems have been a topic of study in natural sciences like physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The concept of complex systems has been used to explain phenomena such as immune system functions and weather patterns.  Complex adaptive systems evolve in response to the changing environment; the need to adapt in order to survive. Tremendous progress has been made in applying Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) modeling to other disciplines with a more social nature.

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Tags: Informatics, Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS), Workaround