Henry Hirsch

Henry is a graduate student in GW’s Master of Public Policy program and a research assistant at the Regulatory Studies Center. He is also pursuing a graduate certificate in data science. Henry holds a BA and an MA from St. John’s College where he studied philosophy.

Summary: Is OIRA Still Fit for Purpose?

On November 16, 2023, the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and the IBM Center for the Business of Government co-hosted an event, Building on Regulatory Foundations and Bridging to the Future, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Executive Order 12866 and 20th anniversary of Circular A-4.

Defining a New Reality in Healthcare: A Conversation with Dr. Anne Bailey, Executive Director, VHA Strategic Initiatives Lab

What is the mission of the Strategic Initiatives Lab (Strat Lab) at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)? How is it using virtual reality and other immersive technologies to change how the department serves veterans? What does the future hold for the VHA’s Strat Lab? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Anne Bailey, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives Lab within the Veterans Health Administration.
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 11:00

Dr. Anne Lord Bailey, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Anne Lord Bailey is Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives Lab within VHA’s Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (HIL). Dr. Bailey started her health care career as a pharmacy resident and then pharmacy practitioner for Western North Carolina VA Healthcare System (WNCVAHCS) in Asheville, NC, focused on Hepatitis C and innovative care models. In 2017, she began the Innovation Program at WNCVAHCS, and in 2020, she joined the HIL team to lead implementation of emerging technology. In 2021, Dr.

Weekly Roundup: February 19-23, 2024

VA puts 40 AI uses cases into ‘operational phase’ to meet its health care mission. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sees artificial intelligence tools as a way to provide a higher level of care to veterans, while reducing administrative tasks and burnout among its employees. VA has identified over 100 AI use cases so far.

Weekly Roundup: February 12-16, 2024

VA watchdog warns EHR issue puts 250,000 veterans at risk of medication mix-ups. The VA Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) told members of the House VA Committee that if veterans see treatment at one of five sites using the department’s new Oracle-Cerner EHR, then receive care at a VA facility using its legacy Vista EHR, their medication information may be incorrect.

Learning Agendas Offer Promise to Improve Federal Strategic Planning

Why? Because the Evidence Act requires agency leaders to develop annual evaluation plans and a multi-year evaluation plan, also referred to as a learning agenda, which should lead to better internal coordination and greater consideration of data and evidence in the strategic planning process. 

What is a learning agenda?

New Book: Transforming the Business of Government -- Summary and Resources

Over the last two months, we initiated a series posting each chapter of our latest book, Transforming the Business of Government: Insights on Resiliency, Innovation, and Performance (https://bit.ly/3Nss2Tw) on this site. The purpose was to share the insights found in the book and get them into the hands and minds of as wide an audience as possible. This book commemorates the 25th anniversary of The IBM Center for The Business of Government.

Transforming the Business of Government -- Acknowledgments

This book commemorates the 25th anniversary of The IBM Center for The Business of Government. Over the last quarter-century of connecting research to practice, we have benefited greatly from collaborating with partners, through various networks and ecosystems, who also find value in improving the management and operation of government.

Sixteen Habits of Highly Effective Governments (Part Two)

In our first blog, we discussed the criticality of government performance to public service delivery and achievement of national development goals. We also covered the first four habits of highly effective government. Below we continue our presentation of the habits of highly effective governments.


Habit # 5