Designing Budget Models Using Systems Thinking
Included in the AONE Future Patient Care Delivery Guiding Principles is:
Utilize systems thinking to design models around episodes of care (aligned with reimbursement) that focus on care facilitation, education, outcomes management, illness prevention, and health promotion utilizing high-level functions of integration, problem-solving, and coordination with a strong foundation of interdisciplinary teamwork.
Design models around episodes of care using systems thinking aligned with reimbursement.
Include the following aspects in the discussion:
Note: When faced with problems, you are not quite certain you understand well enough to answer, remember, start at the beginning, and break it into pieces.
- Find your favorite definition of “systems thinking”, from Five ways to incorporate systems thinking into healthcare organizations (PDF)
- Locate a rigorous source to explore from “Episode of Care or Bundled Payments – Health Cost Containment“
- Choose one of the healthcare needs from the AONE Future Patient Care Delivery Guiding Principles that you feel is the most important
- Discuss how you would design your model to incorporate systems thinking to episodes of care