M. Kolodner, MD, Chief Health Informatics Officer of Open Tools, Inc.,
quoted Peter Drucker at the May 17, 2012 Learning Health System Summit
in Washington, DC:
small healthcare institutions are complex, barely manageable places.
Large healthcare institutions may be the most complex organizations in
As a result, he recommended three approaches:
- Self-organizing, which requires a different type of leadership than traditional command-or-control
- Farming vs. construction. In other words, grow, not build.
- A few simple
rules or boundaries, noting that "a somewhat surprising finding from
research on Complex Adaptive Systems is that relatively simple rules can
lead to complex, emergent innovative system behavior."
A lot of vested
interests are keeping the goal of forming a Learning Health System from
becoming a reality. Patients have the most to gain and most to loose by
these delays. 100,000 people in the US die each year due to
You, as an owner through your cooperative membership
stock, will drive solutions to be evaluated and placed in the hands of
the medical community and in your own hands to discuss with your medical
care provider quicker than if we let the effort be handled by vested
interest companies or bureacratic minded persons that may not feel
presure to be responsive to the needs of patients.
Your Cooperative Ownership also allows each member to
have a stock certificate number, which will allow the member to share
that number with their doctor, hospital, pharmacist or other provider of
care, which will allow the Anonymous locator of electronic health
information to be gathered by the cooperative's search engine to build a
longitudal record which can be compared to large sets of patients with
similar treatments for similar diseases and quickly determine which
treatment works best, without development of large data banks centrally
If you agree, Join us today.