In today’s sharply divided political landscape, the rancorous ongoing debate over healthcare policy yields very few propositions that garner widespread bipartisan support among the nation’s policymakers. Yet here is one broadly supported proposition: to reduce the cost of care while increasing both quality and efficiency, care should be coordinated across the myriad settings in which … Continued
Enter the 2015 Better Government Competition: “Improving Public Safety and Controlling Costs in America’s Criminal Justice System”
For 2015, Pioneer Institute seeks innovative ideas to reform America’s troubled criminal justice system by reexamining policies that have driven mass incarceration and resulted in significant fiscal and human costs. Competitive proposals will include creative approaches to reducing the state and federal prison population, reducing recidivism, and addressing racial disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Making Care Coordination A Reality Through Modern Health IT
In today’s sharply divided political landscape, the rancorous ongoing debate over healthcare policy yields very few propositions that garner widespread bipartisan support among the nation’s policymakers. Yet here is one broadly supported proposition: to reduce the cost of care while…
Congratulations to Rich Bowlen of Northwoods, Winner of the 23rd Annual Better Government Competition
Pioneer Institute Hosts 23rd Annual Better Government Competition Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Delivered Keynote at Awards Ceremony Pioneer Institute recognized the winner and runners-up of its annual Better Government Competition at an awards dinner on Thursday, featuring a Keynote Address by Martin J.…
2014 Compendium of Winning Entries – Better Government Competition
Read the winning proposals submitted for the 23rd annual Better Government Competition, whose theme was “Leveraging Technology to Improve the Private Sector”
2014 Winner: Increasing Productivity for Protective Services Agencies
Protective Services Agencies are burdened by paperwork and red tape. Learn how Northwoods’ Compass® application helps social workers use Cloud technology to increase productivity—which saves time and money and improves the quality of services provided to those in need.
2014 Runner Up: An Online Portal for Handicap Parking Applications
Discover how one state's Department of Motor Vehicles is using technology to streamline the handicapped parking application process and virtually eliminate a backlog of permit requests.
2014 Runner Up: Online Database to Streamline the Sale of Public Lands
The US spends $1.7 billion each year on the maintenance of approximately 77,000 lots that sit empty and unused. Learn how an online database can save local governments money while generating economic development.
2014 Special Recognition: Creation of a Federal RMV Could Save States Millions
By consolidating state DMVs and RMVs, each state can save upwards of $3 million annually, while saving their citizens time and trouble. Learn more about how a Federal Registry of Motor Vehicles can improve labor force liquidity while helping law…
2014 Special Recognition: MBTA Innovation Makes Smart Phones Even Smarter
Innovation at no cost? Learn how a mobile app can save MBTA riders and the Commonwealth money, time, and headaches on Commuter Rail and Ferry lines.
Pioneer Institute’s 2014 Better Government Competition Awards
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Delivered Keynote Address at September Awards Dinner
The many departments within any given municipal government share the common goal of making their city a better place to live. Unfortunately, it is all too common for each department to be so busy pursing that goal internally that they ignore a major resource available to them: their fellow agencies. The phenomenon of city departments … Continued
The potential of virtual schools and other electronic-enabled channels for instruction is well-recognized in education reform circles today. Pioneer identified this potential in 2008, when it awarded the Florida Virtual School as the most innovative idea of that year’s Better Government Competition. With several proven models of success—the Florida Virtual School being one of the … Continued