"Presidential Executive Order 13450, Improving Government Program Performance is basically codifying the importance of performance, evaluating performance, demonstrating performance, and using it as part of your planning process."
""We put one sixth of our entire economy into health care -- far more than any other industrialized nation. The question is: do we get better results? The answer is: probably not. There are issues that we have to grapple as a society insisting that what "we're paying for is of the highest value."
"Ultimately, [the goal] is to make it a way of living, a way of thinking.
You begin to look for waste in whatever you do. Once you start thinking
that way, you can change the way that you are doing things so that it
is more efficient.”
"This joint theater trauma system in Iraq has a [trauma] registry that records all injuries, all aspects of
injuries, so that we are able to not only provide the care, but also to examine the care to see where
improvements could be made. We learn how to better manage the kind of trauma that we’re seeing.”