In times of economic uncertainty, rising costs and information overload, smarter government is a mandate
When government, social programs, life sciences, and health plans and providers collaborate toward citizen health, this is Smarter Care
IBM Health and Social Programs Summit
October 20-21, 2014 | Washington, D.C.
They're challenges we read about every day, around the world: financial deficits, uncertainty from volatile markets and the growing complexity of providing even the most basic services. Even so, successful governments are finding ways to reorient their structures, information technology and policies to address the needs of their citizens and businesses.
The answer lies beyond temporary fixes such as cost cutting and tax increases. The common strategies for successful public governance involve insightful leadership and effective use of technology. Approaches that use analytics, shared services and collaboration enable real transformation that benefits the public and government alike.
When information can be analyzed and presented more effectively, the result is better decision making, reporting and insight. New collaboration tools enable governments to transform relationships with citizens, creating an environment where efficiency and management by performance are the norm.
Governments at all levels—local, state, national, transnational—are exemplifying the benefits of becoming e-governments. In Rio de Janeiro and Davao in the Philippines. dynamic leaders have made public safety a priority and encouraged the unification of multiple agencies in to create a safer environment. The United Kingdom and Singapore educate citizens about ways to obtain services through the most convenient and efficient channels.
As governments institute structural changes in the way agencies measure performance and deliver services, data analytics and new delivery modules such as shared services can help lead the way for more transformative efforts and a measurable return on investment and improved quality of life.
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