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Health Systems Thinking
A Primer

Author(s): James A. Johnson, PhD, MPA, MS, Professor and Medical Social Scientist, School of Health Sciences, Central Michigan University, Michigan, Visiting Professor, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
Douglas E. Anderson, DHA, MBA, FACHE, Adjunct Professor and Healthcare Consultant, Washington, D.C.
Caren C. Rossow, DHA, MS, RN, FACHE, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, South Bend, Indiana
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284167146
  • Paperback    130 pages      © 2020
  • Will Publish: 10/24/2018
Price: $37.95 US List
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This concise primer focuses on systems thinking as it spans the domains of health administration, public health, and clinical practice. Currently, the accrediting commissions within public health, health administration, and nursing are including systems thinking as part of the core competencies in their respective fields and professions. Meanwhile, academic programs do not have the materials, other than journal articles, to give students the requisite understanding of systems thinking as is expected of the next generation of health professionals. Health Systems Thinking:  A Primer is designed to meet that void and serve as a supplemental reading for this important and timely topic. 

Key Features:

  • Demonstrations of how systems thinking is used in an organization or practice is shown through examples, case studies, and interviews with leaders.
  • Exercises help students gain experience in the use of systems thinking to analyze and solve problems.
Chapter  1  Introduction to Systems Thinking for Health
Chapter  2  Systems Thinking for Health Administration and Leadership
Chapter  3  Systems Thinking for Clinician Education, Leadership, and Practice
Chapter  4  Systems Thinking for Public and Global Health
Chapter  5  Systems Thinking Cases

James A. Johnson, PhD, MPA, MS-Professor and Medical Social Scientist, School of Health Sciences, Central Michigan University, Michigan, Visiting Professor, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies

Dr. James A. Johnson is a medical social scientist who specializes in international health and organization development in public health. He is the former chair of the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the Medical University of South Carolina and currently professor of health administration and health sciences in the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University. Additionally, he is visiting professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies and adjunct professor of health policy at Auburn University. Dr. Johnson has also been an active researcher and health science writer, with more than 100 journal articles and 15 books published. His book, Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives involves coresearchers from around the world and analyzes the health systems of 20 countries. He is also author of Introduction to Public Health Management, Organization, and Policy; past-editor of the Journal of Healthcare Management; and currently contributing editor for the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. Dr. Johnson works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and ProWorld Service Corps and is a regular delegate to the World Health Congress and member of the Global Health Council.  He has been an invited lecturer at Oxford University (England), Beijing University (China), University of Dublin (Ireland), University of Colima (Mexico), St. George’s University (Grenada), and University of Pretoria (South Africa).  Additionally, he has served on many boards including the board of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), advisory board of the Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired, board president of Lowcountry AIDS Services (Charleston, SC), scientific advisory board of the National Diabetes Trust Foundation, advisory board of the Joint Africa Working Group, board of directors of the Africa Research and Development Center, advisory board of the Center for Collaborative Health Leadership, and board of advisors for Health Systems of America. He completed a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in healthcare administration at Auburn University and his PhD at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Florida State University.

Additional Titles by this Author

Douglas E. Anderson, DHA, MBA, FACHE-Adjunct Professor and Healthcare Consultant, Washington, D.C.

Caren C. Rossow, DHA, MS, RN, FACHE-Assistant Professor, Indiana University, South Bend, Indiana