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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University of New South Wales

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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
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A New Research Agenda:  The Center Launches Our Third Decade of Bringing the Best Ideas to Government
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The Center is releasing a refreshed set of priorities to inform future research that can drive public sector...
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The Obama management agenda finally has a name: the Accountable Government Initiative. In a memo from President Obama to the 7,000 members of the senior executive service, he highlights six initiatives and their progress to date. He also says: “I have tasked our Chief Performance Officer, Jeff Zients, with leading the Accountable Government Initiative,. . . “ and asks for regular updates.
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Last week was more than just Labor Day . . . there were several interesting articles on government management that didn’t quite make national headlines but are worth noting.
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As Functional Manager of the U.S. Air Force Medical Service, he exercises direction, guidance and technical management of more than 42,800 people assigned to 75 medical facilities worldwide.
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Are there lessons from the use of Public Service Agreements over the past decade in the UK for the implementation of the Obama Administration’s High Priority Performance Goals?
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The Business of Government Hour: Conversation with Peter Appel, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
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