Griffiths Medal Previous Awards

  • 2013-14 - Holly O Witteman, James E Stahl

Citation for Griffiths Medal 2013-14

Holly O Witteman, Quebec, Canada; James E Stahl, Dartmouth, USA

Facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle complex problems in health care: report from an exploratory workshop

Health Systems, (2013) 2 (3), 162–170

This innovative paper presents a disciplined exploration of four very different workshop techniques for facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration for solving complex problems in healthcare. Using case studies of typical complex, intractable, healthcare problems it highlights a number of important but often inadequately recognised aspects of health systems work, particularly the need to allow for different perspectives, to integrate analytical and design approaches to problem structuring and solving, and to exploit visual and other aids to creativity. The work has already been applied and the tools should help a range of professionals in both the Health IS and the OR community enhance their capability to tackle complex problems in health care.

Holly Witteman winner of 2015 Griffiths Medal

Holly Witteman