John R. Graham | Monday March 20, 2017 at 9:57 AM PDT | Comments Off on Veterans Health Administration Realizes It Should Buy, Not Build Software
Imagine that you learned a government agency built its own office furniture, HVAC, or telephones. Even if there were a massive amount of corruption in government purchasing, it would be remarkable if a bureaucracy could do a better job building than buying. Yet, for decades, the Veterans Health Administration has tried to do that...
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John R. Graham | Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 7:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on Billions of Dollars Later, Veterans Health Administration Still Failing
Back in July 2014, over at another blog, I described how Congress was preparing to reward the Veterans Health Administration for its failure to ensure veterans get timely, adequate care, with a multi-billion dollar bailout. Because Republicans had taken the majority in both houses of Congress, the bailout was camouflaged as a method of...
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John C. Goodman | Wednesday August 8, 2012 at 9:23 PM PDT | 9 Comments
There is no topic in healthcare that is more misunderstood than what other countries are doing. At both ends of the political spectrum, the mistake is the same: the belief that other healthcare systems are radically different from our own. They aren’t. Take the United States and Canada. I would say that the healthcare...
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