Open Health: a platform based model of active health

By Andrea Saveri, published at 10 May 2007 - 8:12pm, last updated 12 years 21 weeks ago.

This report from the Red group, a "do tank" affiliated with the UK Design Council, provides a great look at how open systems and paltform thinking can help reframe public health. They address the serious challenges of shifting the health care paradigm from an acute care model focused on a centralized hospital system to a more distributed model that focuses on patients, self care, peer to peer support, and distributed intelligence. They support the idea of the co-creation of health, and discuss how activmobs, or welliemobs, help people manage their health and share healthy practices.

This is a really nice example of how the theories and princilpes of cooperation can be applied to very important, practical, and complex challenges.