Accountability and Performance Update – May 15-21, 2023

As Data Quantity Explodes, Quality Matter

International Journal of Public Administration

As data has become ever more important to governments, the quality of that data has become an increasingly serious issue. A number of nations, including the United States, are taking steps to deal with it.

VA EHR Contract Has Higher Performance Targets

Federal News Network

The Department of Veterans Affairs is renewing its multibillion-dollar contract for a new Electronic Health Record, with new terms meant to hold the vendor accountable for persistent outages.

Making Evidence Matter

Education Resources for Action

This initiative provides practical, research-based insights for educational leaders, with research briefs on topics such as reducing student absenteeism. 

Using Data to Drive Customer Experience

Federal News Network

Federal Agencies are increasingly turning to design thinking, digital tools and their own data stores to drive forward their “customer experience” initiatives.

Resource of the Week:  Evidence & Policy Journal (Open Access)

Bristol University Press 

Research on knowledge brokers, use of research evidence by legislatures, co-production of evidence, and more.

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