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Lisa Mensah, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS), delivered a keynote address at the CFED Asset Learning Conference on September 19, 2012. Mensah's remarks addressed strengthening our country's financial security foundation and the importance of the assets field.
While some hospitals and physician practices struggle to incorporate health information technology into their operations, a number of institutions have begun to reap significant benefits from their early investment in this technology. This paper profiles six such organizations, including a medical system in the Midwest that uses a population health dashboard to track, improve, and report on patient outcomes; a regional health information exchange that has found ways for community organizations—including those without electronic health records—to share data; an academic medical center in New England that uses patient-reported data to determine the most effective treatment regimens; a pilot of health information exchange that has enabled patient data to be shared among clinicians in two of the largest health care systems in Southern California; an urban pediatric hospital that uses iPhones for clinician communication; and finally an integrated delivery system in the Northwest that engages members in their health care through an online patient portal.
Championing a Regional Approach to Health Workforce Planning and Management: Profile of Professor Kayode Odusote
Human Resources for Health, Health Worker Migration, and the Role of the UK and the International Community in Zambia
High-level support and smart program design are crucial to launching health financing strategies, but success hinges on developing effective implementation and monitoring, according to a MLI issue brief on reducing financial barriers to reproductive health released this month.
This paper presents three possible scenarios for the forthcoming 2013 legislative elections - the "status quo", the Boutros Commission Draft, and the Charbel Proportional Proposal - and argues for an effective and democratic electoral system that addresses the inequalities and traps for corruption present in Lebanon today. Taking into account Lebanon's tenuous multi-confessional identity, standardization of voting practices, electoral zoning and expatriate voter inclusion, Ekmekji presents a thorough and recommendation-based analysis of the options available and the best road forward to reform in Lebanon.
Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development
The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is pleased to announce the completion of a new publication based on the Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century entitled “Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development.” The Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century is an ongoing nonpartisan dialogue on the future of conservation, society and the environment. This report chronicles ideas and information from our discussions about the need for a new narrative for conservation that accounts for human economy, engages local ownership, values ecosystem services and motivates private and public partnership for investment in the natural infrastructure. Participants in the dialogue contributed their time and ideas as experts in their field; their participation does not constitute individual or organizational endorsement. To learn more about the Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century, contact Nicole Alexiev at email@example.com.
The Reallocation Imperative: A New Vision for Spectrum Policy, the report of the 2011 Aspen Institute Roundtable on Spectrum Policy (AIRS), addresses new ways of allocating, clearing, using and/or sharing spectrum controlled by private parties and government agencies. Written by rapporteur Preston Marshall, the report attempts to step back and establish a broad vision for reallocating spectrum in the United States in the public interest, discussing new approaches that will facilitate more effective and efficient spectrum use. A number of recommendations are laid forth to guide future spectrum policy development, Congressional actions, and technology explorations.
Institutional Innovation: Oxymoron or Imperative?, the Report of the 2011 Roundtable on Institutional Development, explores the consequences of the growing disconnect between the fundamental design of most firms and the capabilities of the business infrastructure in which they operate. The Report captures the insights of the participants with a focus on identifying conditions that are favorable to institutional innovation and maximizing the effectiveness of institutional leadership.