Weekly Roundup January 29, 2016

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 29.

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Nani Coloretti
Deputy Secretary
Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Strengthening the Connective Links in Government
Over the past five years, the Obama administration has pursued a host of innovation-fostering initiatives that work to strengthen the connective links among...

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Weekly Roundup:  February 1 - 5, 2016
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Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, February 1 – 5...
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""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."
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"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.”
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"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.”
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"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.”
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“We are moving to a patient-centric environment, where veteran health information can be shared more easily…. [So] no matter where the veteran goes, the access to his or her medical information is very easy, to the point where it can actually be accessed by other government agencies.”
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“We try to get at least 90 days’ notice that there is an issue [with a bank], but there are occasions where we may only get one day’s notice. We have to be able to react quickly, efficiently, so we have five teams of people standing by.”
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"Mapping, monitoring, modeling, and understanding ecosystems is important to informing resource managers in their challenge of balancing land-use and land-change issues with human needs.”
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"How do you encourage physicians and patients to choose value?… I think the next few years, regardless of who’s elected in November, we’ll see a push for changes in the way we finance and organize health care. I think that states are going to be involved in that process.”
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