Designing Integrated Care Ecosystems

A Socio-Technical Perspective

  • Bernard J. Mohr
  • Ezra Dessers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ezra Dessers, Bernard J. Mohr
      Pages 3-5
    3. Ezra Dessers, Bernard J. Mohr
      Pages 7-12
    4. Ezra Dessers, Bernard J. Mohr
      Pages 13-23
    5. Bernard J. Mohr, Ezra Dessers
      Pages 25-48
  3. Case Stories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Ezra Dessers, Mieke Van Gramberen
      Pages 95-106
    3. Sam Pless, Yennef Vereycken, Ezra Dessers
      Pages 125-135
    4. Milawaty Nurjono, Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef
      Pages 137-150
    5. Sandra de Loos, Susanne Smits
      Pages 161-172
    6. Todorka Kostadinova, Plamen Panayotov, Daniela Panayotova, Liya Panayotova
      Pages 215-227
  4. Into the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Ezra Dessers, Bernard J. Mohr
      Pages 287-290

About this book


This book brings together research and theory about integrated care ecosystems with modern Socio-Technical Systems Design. It provides a practical framework for collaborative action and the potential for better care in every sense. By combining the aspirations, information, resources, activities, and the skills of public and private organizations, independent care providers, informal care givers, patients and other ecosystem actors, this framework makes possible results that none of the parties concerned can achieve independently It is both a design challenge and a call for innovation in how we think about health care co-creation. Illustrative stories from many countries highlight different aspects of integrated care ecosystems, their design and their functioning in ways that allow us to push the operating frontiers of what we today call our health care system. It explains what it means to design higher levels of coordination and collaboration into fragmented care ecosystems and explores who the participants should and can be in that process. Written for a broad audience including researchers, professionals, and policy makers, this book offers readers new thinking about what outcomes are possible and ways to achieve them.


Integrated Care Business Ecosystems Health Systems Socio-Technical Systems Organization Design New Models of Care Multi-Organisational Networks Integrated Care Systems Health Services Research Employee Health and Wellbeing

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard J. Mohr
    • 1
  • Ezra Dessers
    • 2
  1. 1.People Powered Innovation LabsPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Centre for Sociological ResearchKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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