I’ve worked for over fifteen years at the intersection public policy, politics and market forces. During this time, I’ve learned that the smokescreen of ideology is thick and suffocating, and that political arguments rarely do justice to the complex economic and political systems of modern life.
Systems-level thinking is critical, particularly in such complicated domains as healthcare. If individual actions – whether they are business decisions, legislative bills, or advocacy campaigns – are to produce their intended consequences, they must be informed by deep understanding of the systems they intend to affect and influence.
The Healthy Systems Project strives to bring a big picture perspective to our work. Since 2001, we have partnered with our clients to achieve their goals through the development of strategies informed by systems-level thinking. We are also deeply committed to creating political and economic systems that are fair and functional.
Most of our work today is focused on federal healthcare reform, the biggest systematic shift in the United States in over a generation. This law, like most policymaking, inspires ideological conflict, but these arguments are largely beside the point. People from all parties and ideologies have been working for decades to make our health system more effective, more efficient, and more equitable. We serve this broad and essential public mission.
How can we work together to create a high-value health system?
Micah Weinberg, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Healthy Systems Project