Tag Archive: metrics

Jul 29

The Numbers Behind the Headlines from the Middle East

The news out of the Middle East has been pulling at my emotions for days now, and with a degree in foreign policy and a career in metrics I wanted to look deeper and put some of the numbers we have all seen in the news into a context.

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May 30

VHS: An Example of Failed Management by Metric

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Today’s announcement about the resignation of Gen. Eric Shinseki capes a week’s news cycle that spotlights the ramifications if an attempt to manage by metrics is poorly implemented.  With good intentions, Gen. Shinseki committed in 2009 that the Veterans Heath Administration (VHA) would reduce the lag for primary care appointments from 30 days to 14 days.  …

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