Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7 pm to 8 pm
People use the word, “system” in many different ways – but what exactly does it mean, and how can better understanding of systems lead to better outcomes? This presentation introduces the concepts of systems and systems thinking as essential skills and powerful tools in the management of complexity towards desired results. The interdisciplinary roots of systems thinking trace back to biology, ecology, sociology, and cybernetics. Every workplace and job-description can benefit from this holistic approach to understanding, anticipating, and influencing the behavior of interacting components whose “whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
The presenter, Kevin Nortrup, CSEP, CPHIMS, LSSGB, FHIMSS, DSHS, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois in computer engineering and has extensive experience in designing, implementing, analyzing, and troubleshooting complex sociotechnical systems. As Principal at Sugar Creek Solutions, he champions a transdisciplinary systems approach to transform process-improvement into systems-improvement in healthcare and in other industries. He is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in healthcare. Kevin is a member of IISE and SHS; a Director of SEMS, IISE-Indiana, and ISSCSH; chair of the Enterprise Systems Working Group of INCOSE; and a HIMSS Fellow and an SHS Diplomate.
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