I am excited to announce that my latest publication is now available to download from the Umio website.

In this paper, I explain how a commonly used but often misapplied metaphor for health systems – ecosystems – can be applied more deeply and appropriately to better understand complex health system problems, find novel possibilities and opportunities, and design better strategies, interventions and solutions to address them.

This paper is intended for designers, educators, innovators, managers an policymakers in industry (whether pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, health IT or a services company), provider, academic, government and social innovation organisations seeking to find novel means to address complex health system problems, overcome risks and uncertainty, and improve outcomes with novel interventions, technologies and solutions.