Health systems

The Systems Approach to Saving Lives

Our Contribution

APL’s thought leaders are stirring discussions on the importance of taking a systems approach to health care. In articles published in the Harvard Business Review and in a paper being developed for the National Academy of Medicine, Lab and Johns Hopkins Medicine experts stress how devices must be designed to work together if the health industry is serious about saving lives and increasing productivity. The problem is that clinicians too often mold processes around the demands of multiple devices and disparate health information systems. By using systems engineering, we can integrate technologies and build hospitals and clinics that ensure consistently safe, high-quality, and efficient care.

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