Weekly Round-up: September 12, 2014


The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 12...

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Weekly Round-up: September 12, 2014
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending...
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"We have a system where the savings accrue, in the case of electronic health records, to the payers, and the benefits are made to the patients, but the doctors are the ones who have to buy the system. We’re looking at how we make sure that there is a sharing of that savings with physicians.”
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Mr. Arnolie NSF's Director of the Office of Information and Chief Human Capital Office of Resource Management
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"We’ve gone through three exercises in which we have shifted resources from various parts of the world…. The goal here is to make sure that we have positioned our personnel and our financial resources so that they are most strategically aligned with the foreign policy goals.”
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"I think it’s important to note why we have congestion. It’s a basic supplyand- demand imbalance in which you have a fixed set of supply [with] too much demand relative to the available supply at certain periods of the day.”
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"Many other major departments have challenges in their mission—but a basically stable mission. Our major foe is small terrorist groups who have a very nimble and quick adaptation to us securing any kind of threat. So the minute we have something in place to deal with one threat, they’re on to the next threat much more quickly than some of our traditional defense enemies.”
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“Our loan limits [are] controlled by statute, [our products] could not keep up with the home price inflation, and FHA lacked the flexibility to provide new and competitive loan products.”
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"In New York City, we have some of the best nonprofit providers in the country, which makes our job much easier—when you can reach out and contract with a provider [who] you know is going to get the job done."
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"... when you get the call in the middle of the night and everything is going the wrong way, it [blogging] could in fact inform decision makers in real time with real information to make decisions much quicker than a phone conference.”
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