Mantras Column 1

Be systems oriented
How do we remove barriers to health? By seeing the bigger picture. In order to improve the outcomes of our system, we embrace complexity and consider the interconnection between people, behaviors, processes and structures that determine a situation.

Affect change through collective action
What does it take to keep a person healthy within a complex system? Everyone working together. No one system can advance health alone, so we see new partnerships across sectors as a critical component of innovation.

Think long-term
What’s beyond the horizon today? Success cannot be measured with current short-term performance and clinical metrics. Health is the sum total of all clinical, environmental, behavioral and social factors, so looking beyond today’s operational challenges is required to invent a better tomorrow.