Using lessons learned from similar institutions, this monograph outlines the need for and scope of an office of institutional research to assist the joint medical education and training campus at Ft. Sam Houston in attaining its organizational goals.
Two goals of the joint medical training and education campus at Ft. Sam Houston are to become a high-performing learning organization and an accredited, degree-granting institution. A research and evaluation capability would help it meet these goals.
RAND recently assessed accountability systems in five sectors (child care, education, health care, public health emergency preparedness, and transportation) and made recommendations on how to improve such systems to better achieve government or agency goals.
In this August 9, 2010, Congressional Briefing, Brian Stecher presents evidence about the effectiveness of performance-based accountability systems in five sectors—child care, education, health care, public health emergency preparedness, and transportation—and provides recommendations about how to improve the effectiveness of such systems.
Creating an effective Performance-Based Accountability System (PBAS) requires careful attention to selecting an appropriate design for the PBAS, given the context in which it is to operate, and to monitor, evaluate, and adjust the system, as appropriate.
The collapse of financial markets in late 2008 has invited renewed questions about the governance, compliance, and ethics practices of firms. RAND convened a symposium to explore the perspective and role of corporate boards of directors in overseeing ethics and compliance matters within their firms.
Evidence supports continued experimentation with and adoption of performance-based accountability systems (PBAS) in various sectors: child care, education, health care, public health emergency preparedness, and transportation. However, PBAS design and its prospects for success depend on the context in which it will operate.
Empirical evidence of the effects of performance-based public management is scarce. But a framework for organizing the empirical information we do have could identify individuals or organizations that must change to improve performance, select an effective incentive structure, and choose performance measures that inform the incentive structure appropriately.
Focusing on three missions—illegal drug control, counterterrorism, and illegal migration—this report recommends ways to measure performance of U.S. border-security efforts in terms of interdiction, deterrence, and exploiting networked intelligence.
This description of existing indicators that could be used to compare healthcare quality in different countries focuses on effectiveness of care, patient safety and patient experience. Case studies of avoidable mortality and cancer survival illustrate the potential of cross-national comparisons and their difficulties.
A novel and practical quality improvement tool can help hospitals and clinics plan for and respond to the psychological consequences of catastrophic events that create a surge of psychological casualties presenting for health care.