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What Is A Microsystem?
Clinical microsystems are the essential building blocks of larger organizations and of the health system. They are the place where patients, families, and care teams meet. Clinical microsystems do the real, hands-on, value-added work within an organization. They are living units that change over time and always have a patient (person with a health need) at their center. Clinical microsystems must find ways to improve and innovate on a day-to-day basis if they are to thrive in a changing environment (Value by Design, p. 315).
Watch as Paul Batalden, MD, offers an introduction to the clinical microsystem.