Components of Health System Management
Although the components of the health system are easy to identify, it is often difficult for many of us to explain and translate these components into our own language. Components of the health system are, first and foremost, systems thinking. The components of the health system thinking are also known as components of value, components of well-being, components of health, components of community, components of life, components of well-being, and components of health. The focus of this article is on the components of health-system thinking.
Many components of health care delivery are built-in to a health care delivery system, such as coordinated outcomes, measurement, quality management, and reporting. But when you really stop and think about it, the components of the health system thinking are some of the most important components of health care delivery. Let’s consider some key components of the health system thinking to gain some clarity.
First, a health system is nothing more than an interaction between people and their health systems. Interventions are any changes that are made in a patient’s environment that alter their health system, and so change the way they respond to their health system, and so on. So interventions can be anything from medication to psychotherapy to exercise to dietary advice to lifestyle change. The components of the health system thinking here are defining what constitutes an intervention, what makes it successful and meaningful, and what makes a failure and so on.
Second, the components of the health system thinking that go into the making of interventions are measures, which take the actions to modify behavior in response to some stimulus, usually in the form of a drug or an analgesic or some other pharmacological agent. These measure can be simple self-administration of a painkiller if the patient is in immediate pain or can involve a more elaborate process where the patient is asked to perform some type of controlled physical activity or test or exercise, with feedback from the doctor as to how well he or she is doing and what the outcome is. As well as this, there are many different types of interventions, such as dietary advice, medical treatments, medical education, psychological counseling, occupational therapy, etc. These can all be used in combination with one another or independently. In any case, a health system is a system of systems thinking, whereby one part dictates what another part does, and so on.
Thirdly, the components of public health thinking that go into post-partum depression care are social support networks, such as family and friends, after the birth of the child and throughout the postpartum period, and they need to be available and capable of responding to the needs of the new mom and dad. Such support networks need to be there for the new parents to be able to get back to work, to stabilize their finances and to be able to do the normal daily things like get out of bed, brush their teeth or take a shower. These networks also need to be set up as soon as possible in the post partum period so that they have the best chance of functioning as soon as possible. These networks also need to set up a new plan for after the birth to deal with the massive shift that comes about in the mother’s life.
It is good practice to look at the components of the health system thinking when putting together an after the birth plan. There are many components of health-system thinking, such as systems thinking, the social support networks and the after the birth plans. It is important to set up these components of the health system thinking before the birth takes place so that the systems thinking and the other components of health-system thinking can become integrated and so that the care is uniform. It is also important to think about the components of systems thinking in conjunction with the care after the birth and make sure that all of these components of the health system thinking are working in unison.