Implementing the Recovery Act has been a major challenge. But it pales in comparison to the complexity facing those implementing the health care reform bill. Office of Personnel Management director John Berry says implementing this new law will be equivalent to being “the moon shot of our generation.” Last week, Senator Mark Warner reinforced Berry’s observation, calling it “the mother of all implementation challenges.”
The Obama Administration is gearing up to meet the many deadlines in the bill. In fact, it’s created a separate website to provide information on this: HealthReform.Gov.
However, there is also a major public management challenge involved as well. As a result, the IBM Center is sponsoring a separate, new blog (with an optimistic title) – Implementing Health Care Reform — to provide insights into the implementation of this effort. It is being co-authored by Professor Don Kettl, one of the preeminent academics in the field of public administration, and dean of the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy; and Jack Meyer, who holds a joint appointment in both the School of Public Policy and the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland.
Be sure to visit the site, and book mark it!