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Systems Science And Health: Using Analytical Approaches To Evaluate Healthcare Policy Decisions, Isa Bar-On, Allison B. Rosen, Tze Chiam, Renata Konrad, Oleg Pavlov, Khalid Saeed, Shamsnaz Virani May 2014

Systems Science And Health: Using Analytical Approaches To Evaluate Healthcare Policy Decisions, Isa Bar-On, Allison B. Rosen, Tze Chiam, Renata Konrad, Oleg Pavlov, Khalid Saeed, Shamsnaz Virani

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

This collection of presentations is from the mini-symposium entitled "Systems Science and Health: Using Analytical Approaches to Evaluate Healthcare Policy Decisions." The focus of this symposium is on systems science applications to health research. Systems science is a collection of analytical computer simulation techniques which are used to evaluate optimize and improve healthcare delivery processes. These techniques account for the complexity of the healthcare system and healthcare processes by modeling nonlinear relationships between variables, the feedback effects, delays and soft variables. The analysis stresses heterogeneity of agents, resistance to change, potential unintended consequences, and behavioral emergence in complex systems. Such ...