Model Thinking

Definition: Understand real-world phenomenon by developing simplified representations. Example: Create an Excel workbook to calculate the downstream impact of relocating services.

Relates to: Erase Boundaries of Business and Generate Data-Driven Insight

SKILL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

ONLINE RESOURCES

Critical Thinking Learning Models
Design Methodologies: Instruction, Thinking, Agile, System, or X Problem?

BOOKS

The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking

COURSE, WORKSHOP, OR SEMINAR

Model Thinking
The Headscratcher Model


TOOL RESOURCES

Tools to support this skill may include:

Actuarial Data: Health Actuarial Analysis NHS - GeoMedicine
Claims Data: 3 Tools For Using Healthcare Claims Data For Predictive Analytics
Market Basket Analysis: Data Mining Techniques: For Marketing, Sales, and Customer Relationship Management
Market Basket Analysis: Leading Practices in Market Basket Analysis
Market Basket Analysis: Marketing Analytics: A Practical Guide to Real Marketing Science
Market Basket Analysis: Shopping Basket Analysis
Monte Carlo Simulation: Monte Carlo Simulation and Resampling Methods for Social Science, 1st Edition
Retail Purchase Patterns: Consumer-Generated Data In A Big Data World: Report From The California HealthCare Foundation
Retail Purchase Patterns: Hospitals Are Mining Patients' Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick
RO Disease Model: 7 3 Contagion Models 1 Diffusion-Model Thinking
Simulation: A Guide for Building Hospital Simulation Models