The endless Strive for Simplification and its Application in Medicine is wise, but not thru Technology as the only Overhaul.
Originally Published by Illumination on Medium
The complexity of human life is the meditation of social sentiment towards life. It is the upshot of their continual effort towards excellence where such distinction is not easily achieved. Hence, It is more about the vicious cycle of projecting our limitless inner desires and how determined we are to satisfy those desires. The complexity of a task or human endeavor is not necessarily for it is an innately entangled nature. But it is due to the scarcity of applied strategy or how we are planning to make it pass along with harmonizing “Technology,” “Strategy,” and “knowledge,” also called Matrix (Triangle, Axis) of Simplification.
Medical science is just as broad as human anatomy and soul. Then again, It is complex, not only due to its material dimensions but under its consistent elemental emotional, social, and spiritual alternants. Simplifying such a combined science expects a vast amount of data administration that sometimes necessitates collecting, processing, and applying technology.
Data is the Catalyst for Optimizing the Axis of Simplification
Data is invaluable, so it is easily accessible when stored inside the corporate silos. We can use the raw and unprocessed data in millions of shapes and forms and millions of reasons, whether legit or not. Therefore, Corporations have amplified ownership of the “Big Data” pits. Subsequently, they play a central role in data mining exploitation's corporate business and add to the complexity, particularly concerning medical practice. Along with the legitimate usage of health information and data, the Simplification of clinical practice requires intelligent algorithms or a set of rules to ensure transparent and collaborative intercommunication.
Piecemeal Solutions have contributed to the Failure of Simplification.
Healthcare technology has advanced a lot, thus helps simplify patient care. Still, despite substantial advances, patients expect more, physicians are dissatisfied, and a large portion of the world’s population lacks access to realistic medical care. Politicians, companies, and media are actively canvassing Healthcare by scattering it as the lack of proper healthcare coverage. They even make the healthcare coverage comparable to the Healthcare itself and Healthcare identical to the health. The majority of comprehensive solutions by the leading startups are the piecemeal technologies committed to the healthcare anarchy and have devised an influential culture of cynicism within the healthcare community.
Failure of one or two Components of the Simplification matrix followed by failing Healthcare Mission
There is a missing piece frequently disregarded, distorting the simplicity. The prevalent piecemeal technological innovations are not only intricate for routine use but also lack assuring proper interoperability. And- interoperability without a well-defined transparent strategy and knowledge is destined to utter mission overwhelmed.
Metaphorically speaking, today’s Healthcare mirrors a congested forest full of an astonishing yet intertwined panorama. Nevertheless, it needs to be cut, carved, and rehabilitated into a settled choreographed ritornelle hall. This symphony hall demands a conductor, proficient musicians, and instruments to simplify the resolution by concerting the flawless tunes. The current collective approach to healthcare challenges is too rudimentary to the new community; thus, it is ineffective and too disconnected. It fails to deliver a truly personalized approach to medicine.
Medicine is Personal, and Personalization is about Simplification
To have a top-notch and affordable healthcare system, first, we must establish a personal touch through patient engagement that is currently advocated and the empowerment of every person within the system. The latter starts with the patient and the doctor.
Personalized Healthcare demands optimal Simplification, which We can efficiently render through honoring the Axis of Simplification. That means counteracting the complex nature of the human physique, expectation, available resources, and using those resources efficiently. The problem must be clearly defined and resolution strategies delineated to accomplish that task. Once selected, the most effective yet straightforward solution setup must be translated and coordinated in layperson footings.
Proper application of an impartial and coordinated plan would ultimately require full transparency, accountability, and a corrective action plan serving the prerequisite to minimize regulations and avoid bureaucracy and monopoly. The right choice of a “Project Management Methodology,” such as Lean, Agile, or spiral, will come extremely handy during the process of Simplification.
The process of Simplification, the healthcare delivery model, entails undertaking the complexity at its root by warranting the custom tasks to be spoken for by the technology and not by the end-users. The latter is only practical if the end User’s requirements are clearly understood, analyzed, and utilized to the maximum.
Solving complexity is the key to reducing physician burnout, improve patient satisfaction, and ultimately health. While at it, it is vital to create Healthcare that goes beyond socioeconomic and geographic boundaries, not merely addressing aimless political and fiscal upheaval of healthcare coverage, financial burdens, and clandestine corporate schema.