Resilience in Healthcare (in development)

This workshop will link the concrete elements in other HSSA workshops with the developing field of organizational resilience as it applies to healthcare. The link flows through a robust understanding of healthcare as a hybrid complex adaptive socio-technical system. The four elements or abilities of a resilient organization (responding, monitoring, anticipating, and learning) will be amplified by the application of a consistent systemic non-linear approach to events and processes, whether this occurs in a retrospective or a prospective manner.

The systemic non-linear approach will become a powerful tool to strengthen our understanding of what can be done to influence the self-organization of healthcare as a complex adaptive system, such that more resilient patterns will emerge from constant adaptations to the external environments.