Financial Systems


Financial Systems Dealing with complexity requires shifting our focus so as to look at not just the parts to a system but also the overall macro system as a whole. Ideally, this means formulating some kind of overall systemic model of the financial organization we are dealing with. Even if this model may appear very [...]

Financial Systems 2018-08-10T14:23:36+00:00

Behavioral Finance


Behavioral Finance Financial systems are composed of agents and the exchange of financial instruments within institutions and markets. Thus to understand this system we need to first understand something about the logic of the agents in the system; how agents make decisions about the allocation and exchange of financial assets is clearly important. Agents have [...]

Behavioral Finance 2018-08-09T20:57:45+00:00

Financial Agent-Based Modeling


Financial Agent-Based Modeling Financial theory and economics in general as they have evolved over the past century have adopted the modeling framework of physics and standard mathematics, which is known to be a reductionist framework. Much of current financial theory is based on linear assumptions and top-down equation-based models. Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models are [...]

Financial Agent-Based Modeling 2018-08-09T20:46:44+00:00

Systems Thinking Health Care


Systems Thinking Health Care How we construct our models for understanding health care - not just what health itself is but also the institutional frameworks we use to organize health systems - defines the kinds of solutions we can derive. These models come to define what exactly is the problem we are trying to solve [...]

Systems Thinking Health Care 2018-06-27T11:34:44+00:00

Health Analytics


Health Analytics There's a tsunami of information coming our way, the world's digital data is expected to double every two years for the next decade.1 This data is of a new form, what we call big data, which is unstructured data from a wide variety of sources. The International Data Corporation has estimated that unstructured [...]

Health Analytics 2018-06-24T13:12:05+00:00

Smart Health Networks


Smart Health Networks Today hight transaction and administration costs are a central issue within our existing health care approach. The dislocation caused by many siloed systems makes it hard to organize around the patient's needs, while administrative costs remain high. The globalization of health, the movement towards the privatization of health and the advent of [...]

Smart Health Networks 2018-06-24T13:06:07+00:00

Health Token Economies


Health Token Economies With the rise of big data, IoT, wearable devices, mobile computing and personalized health sensing technologies the world of health is set to get flooded with a wealth of new data in the coming decades. This offers us the possibility to expand health systems out into the everyday world, the informal world [...]

Health Token Economies 2018-06-24T13:02:35+00:00

Health Tokens


Health Tokens Today there is a major mismatch between value, incentives, and outcomes within our existing health systems and a growing demand for a system that really aligns value with incentives with outcomes. Health is a resource that enables us to function, it has value, both for the individual and for the whole of a society. [...]

Health Tokens 2018-06-24T12:59:07+00:00

Health Platforms


Health Platforms Moving to a patient-centric model to health care means moving from a system based around closed formal organizations to one that takes the form of an open network. We are currently recreating the wheel within many different centralized organizations when what we need are networks that use knowledge, resources, and data in a [...]

Health Platforms 2018-06-24T12:53:24+00:00

Health Service Networks


Health Service Networks It is increasingly recognized that health is maintained and improved not only through the advancement and application of health science, but also through the efforts and intelligent lifestyle choices of the individual and society. According to the World Health Organization, today the main determinants of health include the social and economic environment, [...]

Health Service Networks 2018-06-24T12:37:17+00:00