Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance

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The rising costs of healthcare in DoD have placed a spotlight on the importance of sound management of DoD’s Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) in recent years.

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Transforming VA’s IT Organization to Better Serve Veterans: Insights from LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
In his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln spoke of the tragedies of the Civil War and society’s need to unify and “to care for him who...

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A New Research Agenda:  The Center Launches Our Third Decade of Bringing the Best Ideas to Government
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 13:18
The Center is releasing a refreshed set of priorities to inform future research that can drive public sector...
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Everyone knows the importance of teamwork in government, yet we have a system that encourages solo performance. This article argues that team targets can successfully align individual performance with group performance.
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Policy makers, agency leaders, and frontline staff regularly find themselves having to make sense out of data and information, drawing out insights to inform decisions.
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Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting for the week of October 30 – November 3, 2017.
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In 2018, the IBM Center for The Business of Government marks its twentieth year of connecting research to practice in helping to improve government. The IBM Center continues to execute on its ultimate mission: to assist public sector executives and managers in addressing real world problems with practical ideas and original thinking to improve government.
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The recommendations by the recent Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission are a significant step towards creating a better supply of data for researchers and policymakers. But the next step is huge – getting the resulting data used.
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Most government agencies do not have a clearly defined bottom line. Thus, the managers of the agency often do not know what is expected from them. This column argues that most of the problems in government can be traced to this absence of a bottom line and suggests a tried and tested seven-step process for creating the missing bottom line in government agencies.
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its latest assessment of agencies’ progress in becoming more performance and results oriented in their work. The assessment was less-than-stellar, with the understated title noting: “additional actions needed to address pressing governance challenges.
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The federal government has faced increasingly complex challenges over the past two decades that require greater collaboration across traditional organizational and program boundaries.
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I recently explored how the U.S. Coast Guard uses strategic foresight to make better decisions with CDR Eric Popiel on The Business of Government Hour.
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Back from a summer hiatus, the IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting over the last couple of weeks.
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