Self managing the system of healthcare
At the 2016 Relating Systems and Design Symposium in Toronto, we ran Self-managing the System of Healthcare: the second in a series of workshops that explore the issues of self-management of long term conditions by individuals and communities operating in the system of healthcare.
The workshop topic sits within the realm of systemic design in healthcare services: exploring an occluded area of opportunity to build resilience and balance demand. The issue of ‘self-management’ is a key factor in managing demand, preventing ill health, and building resilience. As such, it is a priority focus for health services globally.