Integrated Care Systems: Finding inspiration in unexpected places. – Systems Thinkers Anonymous

This post recounts an email discussion a few of us had about an article Chris Ham of the the Kings Fund published last month on the subject of “Integrated Care Systems”, an NHS evolution of the concept of “Accountable Care Organisations”.  I shared an anonymised version of the email string with a friend in the systems/complexity community, who has an interest in the topic and he suggested I post it as a blog, so here it is.

The article in question can be found here:

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2018/02/what-does-future-hold-integrated-care-systems

It’s a good article and our critique was not of the article or the author, but rather on the approach it describes and lessons we might learn from elsewhere.  As ever, the views expressed here are personal and not necessarily those of our employers, or any other organisations we’re involved with.

A conversation began

We were first made aware of the article when a group member shared it and said:

“It’s getting hard to keep up with all the changes!”

continues in source: Integrated Care Systems: Finding inspiration in unexpected places. – Systems Thinkers Anonymous