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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The recommendations by the recent Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission are a significant step towards creating a better supply of data for researchers and policymakers. But the next step is huge – getting the resulting data used.
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its latest assessment of agencies’ progress in becoming more performance and results oriented in their work. The assessment was less-than-stellar, with the understated title noting: “additional actions needed to address pressing governance challenges.
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The federal government has faced increasingly complex challenges over the past two decades that require greater collaboration across traditional organizational and program boundaries.
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I recently explored how the U.S. Coast Guard uses strategic foresight to make better decisions with CDR Eric Popiel on The Business of Government Hour.
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Back from a summer hiatus, the IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting over the last couple of weeks.
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The DoD’s direct care health system plays central role in both the readiness and beneficiary missions of DoD, which means ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency is vital to the success of the U.S. military.
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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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Federal agencies are currently in the midst of developing grand reform plans and four-year strategic plans to submit to OMB this week. But sometimes it is worthwhile to stand back and look at whether you’re doing the basics right.
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While government performance management is in vogue, there seems to be no consensus on the meaning of the term ‘performance.’ In the name of measuring ‘performance’ of a government agency, there has been a proliferation of approaches, methods and methodologies. However, no one measurement approach is per se better than others. The right question to ask is whether the measurement approach is appropriate for the task at hand.
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