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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: technology, approach, based, school, innovations, systemic, driven, research, innovation, inspired, educational, pedagogy
Number of Pages: 160
Published: 2010-10-04
ISBN-10: 9264094431
ISBN-13: 9789264094437

This report highlights key issues to facilitate understanding of how a systemic approach to technology-based school innovations can contribute to quality education for all while promoting a more equal and effective education system. It focuses on the novel concept of systemic innovation, as well as presenting the emerging opportunities to generate innovations that stem from Web 2.0 and the important investments and efforts that have gone into the development and promotion of digital resources. It also shows alternative ways to monitor, assess and scale up technology-based innovations. Some cou
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Author: Gerard Martin La Forgia
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: impact, new, approaches, lessons, america, system, innovations, central, health
Number of Pages: 228
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 082136278X
ISBN-13: 9780821362785

Similar to developing countries elsewhere, during the 1990s, Central American countries faced pressures to improve the performance of their health systems. In most countries, there was a consensus that the systems were failing to live up to their potential. Rather than take on system-wide change, each country opted to step into reform through launching innovations to address specific problems or deficiencies in a particular program, function or intervention of the system.'Health Systems Innovations in Central America' reports on how these experiences fared-a hospital in Panama, a nutrition pro
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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: technology, approach, based, school, innovations, systemic, driven, research, innovation, inspired, educational, pedagogy
Number of Pages: 164
Published: 2010-10-01
ISBN-10: 9264094784
ISBN-13: 9789264094789

This report highlights key issues to facilitate understanding of how a systemic approach to technology-based school innovations can contribute to quality education for all while promoting a more equal and effective education system. It focuses on the novel concept of systemic innovation, as well as presenting the emerging opportunities to generate innovations that stem from Web 2.0 and the important investments and efforts that have gone into the development and promotion of digital resources. It also shows alternative ways to monitor, assess and scale up technology-based innovations. Some cou
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Author: W. Scott Frame
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: diffusion, banking, innovation, financial, change, technological
Number of Pages: 33
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437928730
ISBN-13: 9781437928730

Discusses the technological change and financial innovation that commercial banking has experienced during the past 25 years. Describes the role of the financial system in economies and how technological change and financial innovation can improve social welfare. Surveys the literature relating to several specific financial innovations, which are new products or services, production processes, or organizational forms. The past quarter century has been a period of substantial change in terms of banking products, services, and production technologies. Moreover, while much effort has been devoted
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Author: Linda Wolf
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: delivery, financing, service, fee, innovations
Number of Pages: 165
Published: 1997-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788172425
ISBN-13: 9780788172427

Presents a series of nine articles which focus on selected developments in the Medicare fee-for-service program. Provides new estimates of the effect of Medicare supplemental insurance on total Medicare utilization & costs, discusses specific payment innovations, & describes & analyzes various tools with potential for improving the management of care under fee-for-service. Charts & tables.
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Author: Eric Von Hippel
Publisher: MIT Press
Keywords: innovation, democratizing
Number of Pages: 303
Published: 2005-04-01
ISBN-10: 0262002744
ISBN-13: 9780262002745

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users—both individuals and firms—often freely share their innovations with others, creating user-innovation communities and a rich intellectual commons. In Democratizing Innovation, Eric von Hippel looks closely at this emerging system of user-centered innovation. He explains why and when users find it profitable to develop new products and services for themselves, and why it often pays users to r
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Author: Alexander S. Preker
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: public, hospitals, corporatization, delivery, health, service, innovations
Number of Pages: 642
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0821344943
ISBN-13: 9780821344941

Hospitals remain an important source of critical health care services in most countries, providing both basic and advanced care to their populations. They are often the provider 'of last resort' for the critically ill and poor. Yet hospitals also make up the largest expenditure category of the health system both in developed and developing countries.'Innovations in Health Service Delivery' offers insights into recent trends in the reform of public hospitals, with a focus on organizational changes such as increased management autonomy, corporatization, and privatization. This book also provides
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