A more PATIENT-CENTERED and COORDINATED approach to managing chronic diseases can be achieved through a systems thinking approach for the implementation of interventions.
INTERVENTIONS CAN BE IMPLEMENTED MORE EFFICIENTLY AND SUCCESSFULLY IN THREE SUCCESSIVE PHASES:
- Identify problems in system
- Understand the needs of all stakeholders – including patients – in the healthcare organization
- Identify potential interventions based on the needs of stakeholders
- Identify key variables in system
- Develop a casual loop to identify relationships between key variables
- Analyze key feedback loops between variables
- Prioritize interventions
- Present findings from Phase 2 to leadership
- Develop managerial strategies for successful implementation of the interventions in the system
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Citation: Kang, H., Nembhard, H. B., Curry, W., Ghahramani, N., & Hwang, W. (2016). A systems thinking approach to prospective planning of interventions for chronic kidney disease care. Health Systems, 1-18.