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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Observers are disappointed that the Obama Administration has not announced a major management reform initiative, like his recent predecessors. However, the President's recently released FY 2011 budget contains a number of management reform initiatives that promise a "Performance Revolution."
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The federal government faces an estimated annual structural budget deficit of $500 billion –700 billion. Deficits of this magnitude represent a major threat to the economic health of the nation. A plan to reduce and eliminate this structural deficit is urgently needed.
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The House passed a bill in June to revamp the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act. In late September, the Senate took steps to update it as well. Since these bills support the Administration’s efforts, there is a good likelihood that a GPRA refresh will pass.
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Government organizations at all levels of government are being asked not only to do more with less, but to adjust their missions to today's demands and expectations. How is that possible?
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Is the federal government's budget for 2011 creating Mission Impossible for federal agencies?
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Gene Dodaro to be nominated as the next Comptroller General
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The September 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review has an insightful piece, “The Judgment Deficit,” by Amar Bhide. It explores the role of statistical models in the centralization of decision making and how this played a role in the recent downfall of the financial sector. But his article also has insights for the public sector as well.
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