Health Policy and Planning: Using causal loop diagrams for health system research (2) Systems thinking to achieve universal access to reliable healthcare information (2)

23 November, 2022

Unlike area 2 in the HIFA-WHO Collaboration plan you have not included the public in this piece. You wrote [quoting from the Lancet 2004 paper] - "The development of reliable, relevant, usable information can be represented as a system that requires cooperation among a wide range of professionals including health-care providers, policy makers, researchers, publishers, information professionals, indexers, and systematic reviewers.".

I don't think HIFA should forget the public(s). (Public - "1. of or concerning the people as a whole." "ordinary people in general; the community. ie "the library is open to the public"").

Collaboration area 2 of the HIFA-WHO Collaboration Plan 2 supports WHO’s work on further understanding and addressing the healthcare information needs of the public, health workers and policymakers.

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Misinformation and the infodemic impacted on the public and was affected by the public and a causal loop diagram for health system research ought to include the public?

Culture eats technology and culture is basic assumptions, values, norms and artefacts and all of these public culture factors may have to be traversed to alter health systems?


HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT