Challenges in complex adaptive healthcare systems

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    A dynamic combination of several parties makes induce challenges in health care. In the framework of complex adaptive system (CAS), challenges are approached as the tensions between different management principles. We have carried out two studies focusing on change cases in a health care organisation and a social and health care network. On the basis of interviews, we identified the challenges which were revealed during the change process and examined them within the framework of tensions in CAS. The results show that change cases induce such tensions in system and they should not be ignored when a change is managed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCreating Sustainable Work-environments
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of NES2015, Nordic Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Conference 01 – 04 November 2015, Lillehammer, Norway
    PublisherNorwegian Society for Ergonomics and Human Factors, NEHF
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-82-995747-5-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventNordic Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Conference, NES2015 - Lillehammer, Norway
    Duration: 1 Nov 20154 Nov 2015
    Conference number: 47


    ConferenceNordic Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Conference, NES2015
    Abbreviated titleNES2015


    • challenge
    • tension
    • health care
    • complex adaptive system
    • CAS
    • change


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