DHA7002 Walden Applying Learning Theories to Healthcare Industry Paper

Healthcare today is complex and growing more complex every day. Systems thinking provides a model that helps organizations analyze the relationships between the system’s parts for better decision-making (Cordone, 2013).

Select one systems thinking theory from the following list to evaluate and interpret external environmental factors that are currently impacting the health industry.

System Theories

  • Catastrophe theory
  • Cybernetics
  • Chaos theory
  • Complex adaptive system (CAS)
  • General systems theory
  • Integral theory
  • Learning organizations theory
  • Machine system
  • Path dependency theories
  • Punctuated equilibrium (in social theory)
  • Theory of systems
  • Thinking system

Translate your interpretation into a list of critical action items for your healthcare organization or one of your choosing. How could you appraise each element on the list in terms of how it should be addressed by the healthcare organization (e.g., strategic planning, directional strategies, external or internal environment, organizational culture), noting that critical list items may affect more than one area of the organization (Ledlow & Coppola, 2014).

Length: 2–3 pages (excluding title page, references page, and any appendices)

References: Include a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly resources.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your assignment should also reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards (6th edition)

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