The Fall 2015 The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today. With each edition, I present the leadership stories of a select group of public servants and complement their front-line experience with practical insights from thought leaders—merging real-world experience with practical scholarship.
""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.”
"If you think about what we’re about, creating knowledge, sharing
information for the advancement of humankind, then we’re all about
sharing information, but we also have the challenge of security and
securing the information. So balancing this is a big challenge.”