Today’s health care industry is multidisciplinary with many players and levels each with its own set of complex behaviors. The constant aging of the population with a rapidly increasing burden of chronic diseases, as well as the emergence of new communicable diseases such as COVID-19 and the decrease in public expenditure in most countries all over the world, have increased the number of challenges facing by healthcare policymakers and managers every day.
As far as I know, there is no choice other than to improve the productivity of the health service systems. The future of healthcare is shaping up in front of our eyes with advances in digital healthcare technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, 3D-printing, robotics, etc.
We need to improve our mental models and train a new generation of health system designers and managers supported with smart cost-effective solutions provided by targeted applied research.
Health, as defined by WHO, is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Every one of us can be healthier tomorrow. A new generation of health service systems is required to take this responsibility!
I am a healthcare manager, applied health service research scientist, and experienced instructor with a background in Systems Engineering and Decision Science, very passionate to have a part to play in defining tomorrow’s health service systems.