Journal article

Getting smarter with data: understanding tensions in the use of data in assurance and improvement-oriented performance management systems to improve their implementation

Karen Gardner, Sue Olney, Helen Dickinson

Health Research Policy and Systems | BMC | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND:A better understanding of the conditions under which performance indicators can be used to improve accountability for outcomes and promote quality improvement could help policy-makers develop more effective performance management systems. One problem is the lack of conceptual models and empirical data that describe the processes through which different approaches use data together with other incentives to influence motivation. DISCUSSION:Drawing on the performance governance and quality improvement literature, we developed a framework that distinguishes between the practice of using information to verify levels of performance in market-oriented performance management approaches an..

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