Tissue and Organ Procurement: The administrative procedures involved with acquiring TISSUES or organs for TRANSPLANTATION through various programs, systems, or organizations. These procedures include obtaining consent from TISSUE DONORS and arranging for transportation of donated tissues and organs, after TISSUE HARVESTING, to HOSPITALS for processing and transplantation.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Tissue Donors: Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.Brain Death: A state of prolonged irreversible cessation of all brain activity, including lower brain stem function with the complete absence of voluntary movements, responses to stimuli, brain stem reflexes, and spontaneous respirations. Reversible conditions which mimic this clinical state (e.g., sedative overdose, hypothermia, etc.) are excluded prior to making the determination of brain death. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp348-9)Tissue and Organ Harvesting: The procedure of removing TISSUES, organs, or specimens from DONORS for reuse, such as TRANSPLANTATION.Organ Preservation: The process by which organs are kept viable outside of the organism from which they were removed (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).Presumed Consent: An institutional policy of granting authority to health personnel to perform procedures on patients or to remove organs from cadavers for transplantation unless an objection is registered by family members or by the patient prior to death. This also includes emergency care of minors without prior parental consent.Organ Transplantation: Transference of an organ between individuals of the same species or between individuals of different species.Tissue Banks: Centers for acquiring, characterizing, and storing organs or tissue for future use.Cadaver: A dead body, usually a human body.Drugs, Essential: Drugs considered essential to meet the health needs of a population as well as to control drug costs.Death: Irreversible cessation of all bodily functions, manifested by absence of spontaneous breathing and total loss of cardiovascular and cerebral functions.Posthumous Conception: Conception after the death of the male or female biological parent through techniques such as the use of gametes that have been stored during his or her lifetime or that were collected immediately after his or her death.Waiting Lists: Prospective patient listings for appointments or treatments.Liver Transplantation: The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.Purchasing, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.Organ Preservation Solutions: Solutions used to store organs and minimize tissue damage, particularly while awaiting implantation.Kidney Transplantation: The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.United StatesFacial Transplantation: The transference between individuals of the entire face or major facial structures. In addition to the skin and cartilaginous tissue (CARTILAGE), it may include muscle and bone as well.Graft Survival: The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.Living Donors: Non-cadaveric providers of organs for transplant to related or non-related recipients.Donor Selection: The procedure established to evaluate the health status and risk factors of the potential DONORS of biological materials. Donors are selected based on the principles that their health will not be compromised in the process, and the donated materials, such as TISSUES or organs, are safe for reuse in the recipients.Principle-Based Ethics: An approach to ethics that focuses on theories of the importance of general principles such as respect for autonomy, beneficence/nonmaleficence, and justice.Dissection: The separation and isolation of tissues for surgical purposes, or for the analysis or study of their structures.Directed Tissue Donation: Tissue, organ, or gamete donation intended for a designated recipient.Tissue Preservation: The process by which a tissue or aggregate of cells is kept alive outside of the organism from which it was derived (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).Facility Regulation and Control: Formal voluntary or governmental procedures and standards required of hospitals and health or other facilities to improve operating efficiency, and for the protection of the consumer.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Financial Management: The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.United States Health Resources and Services Administration: A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities: The non-profit, non-governmental organization which collects, processes, and distributes data on hospital use. Two programs of the Commission are the Professional Activity Study and the Medical Audit Program.Transplantation: Transference of a tissue or organ from either an alive or deceased donor, within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.Negotiating: The process of bargaining in order to arrive at an agreement or compromise on a matter of importance to the parties involved. It also applies to the hearing and determination of a case by a third party chosen by the parties in controversy, as well as the interposing of a third party to reconcile the parties in controversy.Informed Consent: Voluntary authorization, by a patient or research subject, with full comprehension of the risks involved, for diagnostic or investigative procedures, and for medical and surgical treatment.Insurance, Accident: Insurance providing coverage for physical injury suffered as a result of unavoidable circumstances.Drug Costs: The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).Pancreas Transplantation: The transference of a pancreas from one human or animal to another.Rate Setting and Review: A method of examining and setting levels of payments.Drugs, Generic: Drugs whose drug name is not protected by a trademark. They may be manufactured by several companies.Raffinose: A trisaccharide occurring in Australian manna (from Eucalyptus spp, Myrtaceae) and in cottonseed meal.Sperm Banks: Centers for acquiring and storing semen.Cold Ischemia: The chilling of a tissue or organ during decreased BLOOD perfusion or in the absence of blood supply. Cold ischemia time during ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION begins when the organ is cooled with a cold perfusion solution after ORGAN PROCUREMENT surgery, and ends after the tissue reaches physiological temperature during implantation procedures.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Resource Allocation: Societal or individual decisions about the equitable distribution of available resources.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Ethics Committees: Committees established by professional societies, health facilities, or other institutions to consider decisions that have bioethical implications. The role of these committees may include consultation, education, mediation, and/or review of policies and practices. Committees that consider the ethical dimensions of patient care are ETHICS COMMITTEES, CLINICAL; committees established to protect the welfare of research subjects are ETHICS COMMITTEES, RESEARCH.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Specimen Handling: Procedures for collecting, preserving, and transporting of specimens sufficiently stable to provide accurate and precise results suitable for clinical interpretation.Heart Transplantation: The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.Cost Control: The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Capital Expenditures: Those funds disbursed for facilities and equipment, particularly those related to the delivery of health care.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Value-Based Purchasing: Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/meyerrpt.htm accessed 11/25/2011)Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Government Programs: Programs and activities sponsored or administered by local, state, or national governments.Ethics, Medical: The principles of professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the physician, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the physician in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families.Drug Industry: That segment of commercial enterprise devoted to the design, development, and manufacture of chemical products for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, disability, or other dysfunction, or to improve function.Histocytological Preparation Techniques: Methods of preparing cells or tissues for examination and study of their origin, structure, function, or pathology. The methods include preservation, fixation, sectioning, staining, replica, or other technique to allow for viewing using a microscope.Developing Countries: Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.Transplantation, Homologous: Transplantation between individuals of the same species. Usually refers to genetically disparate individuals in contradistinction to isogeneic transplantation for genetically identical individuals.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Islets of Langerhans Transplantation: The transference of pancreatic islets within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.Transplants: Organs, tissues, or cells taken from the body for grafting into another area of the same body or into another individual.Nephrectomy: Excision of kidney.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.End Stage Liver Disease: Final stage of a liver disease when the liver failure is irreversible and LIVER TRANSPLANTATION is needed.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Decision Making: The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.Anti-Retroviral Agents: Agents used to treat RETROVIRIDAE INFECTIONS.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Graft Rejection: An immune response with both cellular and humoral components, directed against an allogeneic transplant, whose tissue antigens are not compatible with those of the recipient.Delayed Graft Function: General dysfunction of an organ occurring immediately following its transplantation. The term most frequently refers to renal dysfunction following KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Pharmaceutical Preparations: Drugs intended for human or veterinary use, presented in their finished dosage form. Included here are materials used in the preparation and/or formulation of the finished dosage form.Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.Patient Selection: Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.Food Supply: The production and movement of food items from point of origin to use or consumption.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Patient Advocacy: Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Lung Transplantation: The transference of either one or both of the lungs from one human or animal to another.Professional-Family Relations: The interactions between the professional person and the family.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Transportation: The means of moving persons, animals, goods, or materials from one place to another.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Liver Failure: Severe inability of the LIVER to perform its normal metabolic functions, as evidenced by severe JAUNDICE and abnormal serum levels of AMMONIA; BILIRUBIN; ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE; ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE; LACTATE DEHYDROGENASES; and albumin/globulin ratio. (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed)Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.MichiganRegistries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Feeding Behavior: Behavioral responses or sequences associated with eating including modes of feeding, rhythmic patterns of eating, and time intervals.Databases as Topic: Organized collections of computer records, standardized in format and content, that are stored in any of a variety of computer-readable modes. They are the basic sets of data from which computer-readable files are created. (from ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Hepatectomy: Excision of all or part of the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Malaria: A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.Artemisinins: A group of SESQUITERPENES and their analogs that contain a peroxide group (PEROXIDES) within an oxepin ring (OXEPINS).Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Whales, Pilot: The genus Globicephala, in the family Delphinidae, consisting of two species of DOLPHINS. They are mostly black with a stocky shape and bulbous foreheads.Motivation: Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Liver Diseases: Pathological processes of the LIVER.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Students, Pharmacy: Individuals enrolled in a school of pharmacy or a formal educational program leading to a degree in pharmacy.Bone Transplantation: The grafting of bone from a donor site to a recipient site.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Education, Pharmacy: Formal instruction, learning, or training in the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of drugs in the field of medicine.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.User-Computer Interface: The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Cause of Death: Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.Histocompatibility Testing: Identification of the major histocompatibility antigens of transplant DONORS and potential recipients, usually by serological tests. Donor and recipient pairs should be of identical ABO blood group, and in addition should be matched as closely as possible for HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in order to minimize the likelihood of allograft rejection. (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)Computer Simulation: Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Kidney: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.Cell SeparationBiopsy: Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Curriculum: A course of study offered by an educational institution.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Kidney Failure, Chronic: The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.Programming Languages: Specific languages used to prepare computer programs.Liver: A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Aerospace Medicine: That branch of medicine dealing with the studies and effects of flight through the atmosphere or in space upon the human body and with the prevention or cure of physiological or psychological malfunctions arising from these effects. (from NASA Thesaurus)Diffusion of Innovation: The broad dissemination of new ideas, procedures, techniques, materials, and devices and the degree to which these are accepted and used.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Models, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a competitive health insurance market.Islets of Langerhans: Irregular microscopic structures consisting of cords of endocrine cells that are scattered throughout the PANCREAS among the exocrine acini. Each islet is surrounded by connective tissue fibers and penetrated by a network of capillaries. There are four major cell types. The most abundant beta cells (50-80%) secrete INSULIN. Alpha cells (5-20%) secrete GLUCAGON. PP cells (10-35%) secrete PANCREATIC POLYPEPTIDE. Delta cells (~5%) secrete SOMATOSTATIN.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Educational Measurement: The assessing of academic or educational achievement. It includes all aspects of testing and test construction.Inservice Training: On the job training programs for personnel carried out within an institution or agency. It includes orientation programs.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Proportional Hazards Models: Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.Insurance Benefits: Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.Swine: Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).
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... by the outcome of a pilot project implemented in 2012 which gave universities in Kabul greater authority over procurement and ... finance and the procurement of equipment, land and textbooks. According to the National Higher Education Strategic Plan: 2010- ...
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Local Government Green Procurement Guide: A guidebook to help local governments adopt an environmentally friendly procurement ... Emerald California Pilot Program: Emerald Cities[3] is designed to help local governments adopt 'reach goals' that go beyond ... Town of Los Gatos, recognized[9] for their employee and community commitment to promote and implement sustainability programs ... This guidebook provides local government staff and decision makers with a variety of tools and resources to help them implement ...
In 2012, the Government of Karnataka made budget allocations for 20 pilot roads to be implemented by the BBMP. The first of ... specifications and procurement contracts needed to bring India's road infrastructure up to an international standard within the ... After holding off on implementing the split for several years, in October 2017, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ... to design and implement civic and infrastructural projects. BBMP is divided into ten zones, for the ease of administration each ...
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... which was implemented in March 1935. The 1934 Rogers Subcommittee investigation into improper contracting and procurement ... Pilot Orville Wright and Navigator Foulois broke previous speed, altitude and cross-country duration records, flying at 42.5 ... In any event, the army shut down all aviation training at Fort Sam Houston and sent pilots and airplanes to College Park, ... He took his first flight on August 18 as engineer-pilot while Baldwin controlled the rudder at the aft end.[citation needed] ...
... is married and has a son who is a pilot in the United States Navy. "Future holds stricter guidelines for students". ... ELC gained federal funding for its project, Following the Leaders, to implement the reform policies of the new federal ... and federal procurement standards. A final audit, however, showed that ELC's financial and administrative management had ... With her leadership, Arizona implemented the most vigorous charter school program in the country. She left the Arizona ...
Evaluation of the Pilot Implementation of the [email protected] Ultranet in Victorian Schools. The University of Melbourne ... procurement and financial management issues surrounding the Ultranet project. DEECD's tender process lacked rigour and was ... "the Ultranet was poorly planned and implemented. Six years after its announcement, it is yet to achieve expected benefits for ... was originally piloted in 22 schools in 2006 under the label '[email protected]'. The system was rolled out to all Victorian ...
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... takes in the procurement procedure to implement the requirements of the purchaser from the army and administration. ... The test pilots of Armasuisse are military pilots and all aircraft of the Air Force may be used by the Armasuisse. An F/A-18C ... It is the procurement organization for armaments of Switzerland and is affiliated with the Federal Department of Defence, Civil ... It is responsible for the active participation in the planning process of the customer, strategic procurement and sales ...
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A three-part pilot training program was implemented beginning with two months of ground school, followed by preliminary flight ... The Naval Reserve Flying Corps (NRFC) was the first United States Navy reserve pilot procurement program. As part of ... Several NRFC pilots achieved significant recognition. Charles Hammann was the only Navy pilot to be awarded the Medal of Honor ... A few reserve pilots were able to fly periodically from Naval Air Station Rockaway, Naval Air Station Anacostia and Naval Air ...
Ex-PIA Pilot), Captain Akram Ahmed (Ex-Plant protection Pilot) and Captain Sattar (ex-PIA Pilot) and Captain Sarfuddin (Ex-PIA ... "Specification for procurement of 4 x Radar and Fire Control System / Multi functional Radar with all accessories for MiG29B ... The Bangladesh Air Force has an ambitious modernisation plan to be implemented in upcoming years under Forces Goal 2030. As per ... Process is going on for the procurement of eight multirole combat aircraft. BAF has also taken the delivery of sixteen Mi-171Sh ...
In 2006, a multi-year procurement plan was implemented to save $15 billion but raise each aircraft's cost. That year the ... valve controlling flow and pressure to the pilot's mask and garments. The pilot garments were developed under the Advanced ... The test pilot, Tom Morgenfeld, escaped without injury. The cause of the crash was found to be a flight control software error ... A final procurement tally of 187 operational production aircraft was established in 2009, and the last F-22 was delivered to ...
The law also directs the FDA to focus its post market surveillance on higher risk devices, and allows the agency to implement a ... Finally, the law expands an ongoing pilot program under which the FDA accredits outside-so-called "third party"-experts to ... The provision is intended to provide such entities with dependable facts about the economic consequences of their procurement ... implementing FDAMA is one of the most demanding challenges faced by the Agency in its 92 year history. It has been a challenge ...
Rather, the SMP is a framework that the ATO can use to effectively formulate and implement its strategy. Part of the process is ... The FAA does this by enforcing aviation safety regulations, and certifying 320,000 aircraft and over 700,000 pilots. The FAA ... provide procurement service for both the ATO and the FAA at large; maintain relationships with the aviation industry and the ... Implementation began in 2003 and Russell Chew, a former American Airlines pilot and system operations manager, was hired in ...
New public procurement and competition laws were passed, and reforms to the tax, fiscal and investment regimes were implemented ... piloted by his government, and signed into law by himself, which created a two-term limit for anyone elected President after ...
The pilots were not impressed with any of the aircraft and recommended procurement of an interim aircraft that resulted in the ... but the Air Force was concerned about the design's poor thrust-to-weight ratio and decided to implement a weight-reduction ... One pilot claimed that the XF-89 was the only real fighter and compared the XF-87 to a medium bomber and the XF3D to a trainer ... The inspectors believed that the radar operator needed to be moved forward, closer to the pilot, with both crewmen under a ...
... the evaluating pilots would not be test pilots, and each would fly both airframes. In the resulting fighter competition, the ... However, not all of the Fighter Mafia's ideas were implemented. The F-15, F-16, and A-10 differed from the Fighter Mafia's ... "Total Package Procurement Concept" where analysis and quantification was done on paper. The 1972 fiscal year budget assigned $ ... The Fighter Mafia argued for a bubble canopy (found in the F-15 and F-16) since it would allow the pilot more visibility to ...
develop, implement, and refine clinical decision support systems, and. *lead or participate in the procurement, customization, ... The European Commission's preference, as exemplified in the 5th Framework[82] as well as currently pursued pilot projects,[83] ... it is important that providers implement security standards in order to ensure that the patients' information is safe. They ...
... to establish a pilot program to determine the... ... for consideration for the Cooperative Procurement Pilot Program ... the improvement in the efficiency of the procurement process; the ease of implementing the procurement methods; the decrease in ... The Cooperative Procurement section 166 of Public Law 108-199 directs FTA to conduct a Cooperative Procurement Pilot Program. ... Following the award of the procurement contract(s) in each pilot project, FTA will evaluate the procurement process used and ...
There UBL procurement documents will be implemented in cross-border pilots between European countries. Agreement has been made ... The result of that work is a pre-condition for PEPPOL, pan European pilots for public procurement, financed by the European ... US Office of Federal Procurement Policy - Best Practices for Contract Administration Archived 12 June 2007 at the Wayback ...
... a planned partnership with ISABEL didnt survive the CFH procurement process. Plans to implement an NHS wide deal with Biomed ... The pilot website was run from NHSIA servers, first in Bury St Edmunds and later in Exeter. The business case was developed by ... The Pilot NeLH was launched in November 2000, based around a central website (the core collection already in development via ... Experiments included: a pilot of LibQual; the development of an XML standard for representing clinical guidelines; a DSpace ...
Implementing SPP In pilot countries: the case of Mauritius. Introduction. The Public Procurement Act was enacted in 2006 and ... News from pilot countries. Implementing SPP in Pilot Countries: Mauritius. UN Commission on Sustainable Development: Session 18 ... pilot countries develop a country-based SPP policy and implement a capacity building programme for procurement officers. ... Experts from UNEP as well as the Marrakech Task Force assist each pilot country in implementing the Approach and follow the ...
This marked the end of the pilot phase of BTSF. The individual programmes are implemented by external contractors designated ... following periodic public procurement processes. Such processes are launched on the basis of the training needs identified by ...
Pilot Program. Initial deployment of Clarus E-Procurement involved a full-time project manager from MasterCard, with part-time ... MasterCard implemented Clarus E-Procurement as a completely stand-alone system. This has given MasterCard time to gather data ... Phase 1: Pilot Program. A pilot program to prove the concept and the value of the proposed solution took place over a five-week ... the internal E-Procurement business objects remain optimized for procurement functionality. The E-Procurement business objects ...
During the pilot season, the FFM was implemented as planned and sold fresh fruits and vegetables for 22 weeks from May through ... Some aspects of the FFM were determined by the YMCA on the basis of feasibility (eg, procurement of fruits and vegetables, ... In the pilot year, the FFM served an average of 28.7 customers and generated an average of $140.20 in produce sales per market ... During the pilot season, the FFM attracted an average of 28.7 (range, 5-63) customers per market day (Table 1). Sales ranged ...
We found that agencies face challenges in implementing the common data standards required by the act and in preparing their ... In order to ensure that the procurement portion of the Section 5 Pilot better reflects leading practices for effective pilot ... Pilot to reduce recipient reporting burden. GAO reviewed the revised design for both the grants and procurement portions of the ... GAOs review of the revised design for the procurement portion of the Section 5 Pilot updated in January 2017 found that it ...
The analysis focuses on the trade-offs that Adherents are making throughout the procurement lifecycle to realise the desired ... The chapter includes an assessment on the existence of strategies on Green public procurement, innovation goods and services, ... the extent to which Adherents are balancing the pursuit of such secondary policy objectives against the primary procurement ... This chapter describes the significant role that public procurement can have in leveraging secondary policy objectives. It ...
All these problems result in ad hoc procurements.. Young pilots are more prone to accidents due to lack of experience. Old ... It s not enough to say that 55 of the 84 recommendations have been implemented when more important 29 are still in the boiling ... Indian pilots are recognised among the finest in the world. If human material was the problem, how is it that we have had only ... Let our pilots not be the victim of the who next syndrome . The government must act fast to save innocent lives and the big ...
While these processes are not yet implemented in IT, these workarounds will hopefully expedite the procurement process in the ... 3. Sustainability: How can hospitals ensure that research projects or tech pilots have longevity? ... The hospital is then forced to go through the procurement cycle and issue an RFP, which can take 12 to 24 months to be ... It will come as no surprise that the procurement process is a lengthy one. Lydia gave the following example: A researcher or ...
We sought to understand the experiences and perceptions of food producers regarding food procurement programs for local ... The survey was refined by conducting pilot surveys with 11 local food producers and food procurement experts. The survey ... Stakeholders interest in and challenges to implementing farm-to-school programs, Douglas County, Nebraska, 2010-2011. Prev ... Food procurement from local farmers by local institutions (F2I) is becoming increasingly widespread. In the United States, the ...
... recommendations and management response Framework supporting procurement and contracting activities...... ... The system was fully implemented in December 2015, and all sign-offs for sections 32 and 34 of the FAA are now recorded ... To simplify the expenditure process, the Electronic Request Approval (ERA) system was created and began as a pilot project in ... Procurement vehicle used. The review of 59 procurement files revealed that, in all cases, the procurement vehicle used was in ...
The AHVMs finance and administration manager ordered the procurement and logistics distribution department to implement the ... The project started in early February 2010 with a first pilot implementation and ended in late August 2010 with activities such ... The average store size, for the 36 implemented kanban systems, was of 17.5m2, and the median (which is representative of a ... The reason for this higher valuation may be linked to the fact that the first kanban store was implemented in the newly opened ...
In addition, the Commission will offer guidance on implementing joint procurements between contracting entities under the ... Such a pilot should help validate the added value of the concept, gauge the interest and commitment of all key stakeholders, ... The US spends at least 49 billion dollars/year20 on pre-commercial procurement (i.e. procurement of R & D), some of it via its ... Yet little public procurement in Europe is aimed at innovation, despite the opportunities under the EU procurement directives. ...
The commission pointed towards small-scale pilots to begin with, as well as implementing competitive procurement practices such ... to build on these existing relationships with public safety agencies as recommended by the Productivity Commission to pilot ...
A fire control regime was also to be implemented. The benefits associated with the implementation of Component B on 46,406 ha ... Belize/Rio Bravo Carbon Sequestration Pilot Project Dean O. Barrow, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, ... The Rio Bravo Carbon Sequestration Pilot Project is a forestry project located in northwest Belize, adjacent to the Rio Bravo ... If the model developed in the RBCMA Pilot Project proves successful, the participants plan to extend the project beyond the ...
... participate in the pilot phase for activities implemented jointly. A Secretariat to manage the day-to-day operation of the ... 1 Designated national authority for activities implemented jointly 1.A Please fill in if not already communicated or if changes ... The Swiss AIJ Pilot Program is designed to function on a flexible, learning-by-doing or project-by-project basis and will ... 3.B List all criteria for national acceptance of an activity implemented jointly:. ...
Implementing Agency - The institution that is responsible for implementing the pilot project(s) will need to be clearly defined ... Resources - The conduct of a pilot will require that financial resources are made available, not only for procurement of the ... Pilot projects require all aspects of election administration to be adapted to the new technology, but implemented on a smaller ... Alternatively, the pilot project might be expected to result in a comprehensive report on the pilot process, lessons learned, a ...
Kim traveled to rural health clinics and hospitals to see reform successes and struggles on the ground and learn about pilot ... In Youxi County, he visited a general hospital that has implemented hospital and drug procurement reforms. ... to see firsthand reform successes and struggles on the ground and learn about pilot programs that can be scaled up to the ... two of Chinas national health reform pilot provinces - ... Jobs, procurement, training, and events. * For Job Seekers. * ...
Green Actively Implementing All Remedial Actions; Yellow Actively Implementing Most Remedial Actions; and, Red Not Implementing ... Conduct procurement reviews of BLS and MSHA procurement offices. (Significant issue from previous PAR) ... Conduct pilot test of 3½ Day Training Course and Web-based tutorial for Federal Project Officers (FPO) and conduct additional ... Implement localized and targeted recruiting to increase the applicant pool. Implement Human Resources Strategic Plan FY 2006 - ...
Are sufficient financial and human resources available to implement the pilot project? Does the mandate of the pilot project ... Is the timeline for the pilot realistic? Has a detailed specification for the procurement of the technology been made for use ... define the technologies to be piloted, the scale and locations of the pilot, the kind of pilot to be conducted (i.e. in an ... Does the pilot project test and challenge the assumptions about the operation challenges of implementing electronic voting or ...
  • From 2013 through 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded 10 state and local health departments to implement sodium reduction strategies across diverse institutional food settings. (cdc.gov)
  • Recognizing the importance of incorporating evaluation findings, CDC implemented an adapted version of SRCP for the 2013 to 2016 program that included lessons learned from the initial pilot program. (cdc.gov)
  • To build the foundation of evidence for these strategies, CDC evaluated SRCP by measuring changes in the average sodium content of foods, access to and purchase of low-sodium foods, and population intake of sodium in the pilot and in the 2013 to 2016 version. (cdc.gov)
  • First piloted in selected provinces in 2016, this pilot program was expanded to 11 provinces and 200 pilot cites in 2017. (china-briefing.com)
  • Further, in November 2016, this portion of the pilot was delayed to ensure that security procedures were in place to protect personally identifiable information. (gao.gov)
  • Through the Community Transformation Grant (CTG) program, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded communities to implement chronic disease prevention interventions, including those focused on healthy eating (15). (cdc.gov)
  • This work was supported in part by an award to My Brother's Keeper, Inc (MBK), from the Community Transformation Grant Program, a national effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement community-level chronic disease prevention interventions (7). (cdc.gov)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) responded by launching a population-level pilot program aimed at reducing the sodium content of foods served, sold, and procured across a variety of institutional settings in the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • The 119-page statement of work outlines the approach the agency is taking to move to EIS, from implementing "like-for-like" transition where modernization isn't feasible, moving TDM circuits to more modern Ethernet, modernizing data centers and maximizing and piloting emerging cloud capabilities, including software- and platform-as-a-service. (fcw.com)
  • The fact that Nottingham already operated four Elekta Precise Treatment System™ linacs did not confer an advantage to the company during equipment evaluations, as National Health Service (NHS) guidelines for major procurements require that centers evaluate the solutions of all relevant providers, Hart notes. (bio-medicine.org)
  • We found that agencies face challenges in implementing the common data standards required by the act and in preparing their data for submission to Treasury ahead of the act's May 2017 deadline. (gao.gov)
  • Data collection for the procurement portion is delayed and is not expected to begin until January or February 28, 2017. (gao.gov)
  • In 2017, the country placed SLD procurement orders for more than 30 months due to the ending of GF grants and new GF finance procedures which state that unspent funds have to be deducted from the following grant. (stoptb.org)
  • The project CY 2014‐2017‐Lot1 is a dietary survey conducted in Cyprus and funded through an EFSA procurement under the EU Menu Project. (europa.eu)
  • MDHHS issued a Request for Information (RFI) on Dec. 20, 2017 to select the Section 298 Initiative pilot sites. (acmh-mi.org)
  • Deloitte's 2017 Global Human Capital Trends study found 22 percent of the highest-performing HR organizations are currently implementing or have implemented RPA, compared with just 6 percent of the lowest-performing organizations. (shrm.org)
  • There is an opportunity to strengthen controls with regard to regional procurement activities. (gc.ca)
  • Given this significant influence, we believe that regional procurement agencies and purchasing bodies should be key players in new services development, leading the effort to focus on health care value. (euriphi.eu)
  • As a first step, regional procurement agencies and purchasing bodies can drive this approach by incorporating selection and awarding criteria on health care quality and longer-term cost impact into procurement decisions. (euriphi.eu)
  • TB case management, comprehensive evaluation of treatment programs, and joint procurement of affordable second-line antituberculous medications of high quality. (who.int)
  • The conduct and evaluation of a pilot project on the use of electronic voting or counting technology is a complex task. (ndi.org)
  • Has an evaluation plan been developed for the pilot projects, and are the outputs of the pilot project clearly defined? (ndi.org)
  • Are stakeholders, including observer groups, political actors and voters, permitted and encouraged to observe the pilot process, and are they invited to provide feedback on the piloted technologies during the evaluation process? (ndi.org)
  • In 2006, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ASPE, DHHS), funded the Child Welfare Privatization Initiatives Project to provide information to state and local child welfare administrators who are considering or implementing privatization reforms. (hhs.gov)
  • World Bank "Detailed Methodology for Procurement Country Systems Piloting Program" (2007) Evaluation and Comments 10 December 2007 Development Finance. (slideplayer.com)
  • The evaluation team will assist the department with developing performance metrics and an evaluation plan and conducting the evaluation of the pilot(s) and demonstration model. (acmh-mi.org)
  • DHS is providing critical, in-development strategy, scope, and evaluation criteria information associated with its ongoing EIS efforts," Gregory Blaszko, contracting officer in DHS' Office of Procurement Operations, wrote in an email to EIS contractors obtained by FCW. (fcw.com)
  • This project, entitled Capacity Building for Sustainable Public Procurement in Developing Countries , is supported by the European Commission, Switzerland and the Organization of Francophone countries. (unep.fr)
  • A pilot program to prove the concept and the value of the proposed solution took place over a five-week period from project planning through rollout. (microsoft.com)
  • We also looked at a pilot project that is intended to reduce the reporting burden for entities that receive federal funding. (gao.gov)
  • The Rio Bravo Carbon Sequestration Pilot Project is a forestry project located in northwest Belize, adjacent to the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area (RBCMA). (unfccc.int)
  • Therefore, all of the issues listed in sections 2.2 and 2.3 are relevant when conducting a pilot project. (ndi.org)
  • Implementing Agency - The institution that is responsible for implementing the pilot project(s) will need to be clearly defined, as will any support that it can expect from other state institutions. (ndi.org)
  • It is recommended that, even if electoral stakeholders are not formally included in the project management body established by the implementing agency, they are included and consulted as much as possible throughout the pilot project process. (ndi.org)
  • Human resources will also be required to implement the project, and it is recommended that dedicated resources be allocated to manage and support the pilot project. (ndi.org)
  • Mandate - The mandate of the pilot project should be clearly identified. (ndi.org)
  • The timeline for the conduct of the pilot project must be realistic given the likely need to procure and test the new electronic voting or counting systems, in addition to the other activities required to implement such projects. (ndi.org)
  • Technology Specification - The decision-in-principle process should pass on a detailed specification for the procurement of the technology to be used in the pilot project(s). (ndi.org)
  • If this is not provided, then the pilot project management body will need to develop it based on the findings of the decision-in-principle process, and then use this specification for the procurement of the pilot technologies. (ndi.org)
  • The pilot project must, to the extent possible, test and challenge these assumptions so that a final decision can be made based on as many facts - and as few assumptions - as possible. (ndi.org)
  • Are sufficient financial and human resources available to implement the pilot project? (ndi.org)
  • Does the pilot project test and challenge the assumptions about the operation challenges of implementing electronic voting or counting technologies, the expected benefits or costs, and the way in which voters, election administrators, political parties and observers interact with and experience the new system? (ndi.org)
  • The main objective of the pilot project was to develop a long-term action program to better protect and manage Algeria's natural resources, specifically its forests, watersheds, and nature conservation areas. (worldbank.org)
  • M&E was critical for a pilot project. (worldbank.org)
  • We agree with the ICR unsatisfactory rating on supervision, and in a pilot project under normal circumstances would be inclined to give that the greatest weight, however we make allowance for the security situation, although the response to that was insufficiently pro-active. (worldbank.org)
  • The project will produce six technical assistance papers on a range of topics about planning for and implementing privatization initiatives in child welfare systems. (hhs.gov)
  • The project was funded through an EFSA procurement under the EU Menu Project. (europa.eu)
  • HRSA will expand the COIIN pilot project in 2020, allowing more kidney transplant programs to participate. (hrsa.gov)
  • For more information about the pilots and the Section 298 Initiative, please visit the project webpage at www.michigan.gov/stakeholder298 . (acmh-mi.org)
  • In 2002, a pilot project was implemented at the University at Albany (UAlbany) through the Communications Department. (alliancefordonation.org)
  • Makam, with pupils involved in Anglo Coal's supplementary school pilot project. (mtaconnection.co.za)
  • This was the starting point for the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (BMWA) to take up the topic of intellectual capital reporting and commission the "Arbeitskreis Wissensbilanz" to initiate a nationwide pilot project. (akwissensbilanz.org)
  • With the method of intellectual capital reporting developed in the pilot project, it is now possible to record and evaluate intangible assets and present them in a way that is appropriate to the target group. (akwissensbilanz.org)
  • Representing the entire intellectual capital statement project, one of the participating pilot companies received the award "Knowledge Manager of the Year 2005", which was evaluated as proof of the sustained benefit of this instrument and at the same time as an incentive to continue to promote the dissemination and further development of the intellectual capital statement method in the future. (akwissensbilanz.org)
  • Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) released a request for applications from states interested in participating in the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. (farmtoschool.org)
  • The pilot project "offers states an additional opportunity to bolster local farm economies while providing the children who participate in our school meals programs with healthy food from within their own communities," said Under Secretary Concannon. (farmtoschool.org)
  • USDA's FNS and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will be working closely together to implement the pilot project and anticipate having deliveries start in the middle of the 2014-2015 School Year. (farmtoschool.org)
  • In states selected to participate in the pilot project, school food authorities (SFAs) or SDAs (acting on behalf of participating SFAs), will be permitted to competitively solicit a USDA-approved vendor using USDA NSLP entitlement funds for unprocessed fruits and vegetables. (farmtoschool.org)
  • Once pilot project states are selected, AMS will work with those states to identify approved vendors, such as farmers, food hubs, wholesalers, distributors and processors. (farmtoschool.org)
  • In fact, regions have been fundamental to the European Wide Innovative Procurement of Health Innovation ( EURIPHI ) project, which aims to support the reform process of European health and care systems by adopting instruments and procedures to embrace innovative solutions that address common unmet needs and shortcomings. (euriphi.eu)
  • After successful completion of these three actions, pilot countries develop a country-based SPP policy and implement a capacity building programme for procurement officers. (unep.fr)
  • Supplier Finance to Enhance Working Capital and Reduce Risk Michael Friede, Head of Global Procurement Intelligence, Bayer MaterialScience Bayer decided to introduce a supplier financing programme as part of a wider working capital initiative, in order to increase DPO without negatively impacting suppliers. (treasury-management.com)
  • In recognition of these advantages, Bayer launched a pilot supplier finance programme with BMS Germany in late 2009, which proved highly successful. (treasury-management.com)
  • In Mozambique, LoCAL is being piloted in four districts where the Food Security and Nutritional Programme funded by the Belgian Fund for Food Security is being implemented. (uncdf.org)
  • The Government of Bangladesh implemented a five year Health and Population Sector Programme (HPSP) from 1998-2003 [ 1 ], aiming to improve health services. (springer.com)
  • The HII programme in the five pilot hospitals had several different elements. (springer.com)
  • The World Food Programme (WFP) have just secured funding to implement a pilot study to try out a 'containerised' milling unit at refugee camp level. (ennonline.net)
  • The Ministry of Health (MoH), Government of Bangladesh and the Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of NTDs programme (ASCEND), wish to engage an Implementing Partner to provide services which support the Visceral Leishmaniasis Elimination Initiative in Bangladesh. (crownagents.com)
  • En conséquence, l'UNRWA a lancé en 2011 un programme de réforme des soins de santé primaires à l'échelle de l'Office, guidé par le modèle de soins chroniques. (who.int)
  • It assesses the extent to which Adherents are balancing the pursuit of such secondary policy objectives against the primary procurement objective of achieving value for money. (oecd-ilibrary.org)
  • The analysis focuses on the trade-offs that Adherents are making throughout the procurement lifecycle to realise the desired outcomes from the application of broad strategic policy objective. (oecd-ilibrary.org)
  • WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced continued progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law nearly six months ago on Feb. 7, 2014. (mcphersonsentinel.com)
  • Beginning in April 2018, the NTP will become a sole Principal Recipient of the Global Fund (GF) TB grant and the GF Country Team requested that GDF provide technical assistance in developing a comprehensive plan aimed at strengthening the NTP's procurement supply capacity. (stoptb.org)
  • Currently, the country is transitioning to the state-funded procurement of first-line TB medicines (FLD) in 2018 and co-financing for the second-line drugs (SLD) and diagnostics. (stoptb.org)
  • It is anticipated the pilots will be implemented by Oct. 1, 2018. (acmh-mi.org)
  • MasterCard's corporate procurement process was paper-based and labor-intensive. (microsoft.com)
  • Looking to cut costs and improve delivery times, while simultaneously enabling buyers to take a more strategic approach to their jobs, the company decided to automate and streamline its procurement process by bringing it online. (microsoft.com)
  • It will come as no surprise that the procurement process is a lengthy one. (marsdd.com)
  • Authorities and accountabilities are well defined and ensure rigour is applied throughout the procurement process. (gc.ca)
  • Key controls embedded in the procurement process are generally effective in ensuring that policies, directives and guidelines are respected. (gc.ca)
  • Model List of Essential Drugs, and 3) Initiate the process of a direct procurement strategy for second line drugs for present DOTS-Plus pilot programs, and direct the process of an overall pooled procurement strategy for second line drugs for future DOTS-Plus programs. (who.int)
  • The pilot process should be transparent and include mechanisms for feedback from stakeholders. (ndi.org)
  • Resources - The conduct of a pilot will require that financial resources are made available, not only for procurement of the technologies to be piloted, but also for other new aspects of the electoral process, such as testing and certification of the technologies, the conduct of voter education and IT support staff. (ndi.org)
  • Timeline - A clear timeline should be identified, for the conduct of the pilot as well as for delivery of the outputs from the process. (ndi.org)
  • Testing of Assumptions - The decision-in-principle process will make a large number of assumptions about the operational challenges of implementing electronic voting or counting technologies, the expected benefits and costs, and the way in which voters, election administrators, political parties and observers interact with and experience the new system. (ndi.org)
  • Is the process of procuring the pilot technology open and impartial to all vendors? (ndi.org)
  • and the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Michigan continues to have concerns about the process going forward and the continued push for Medicaid Health Plans driven pilots. (acmh-mi.org)
  • In 14 pilot companies from a wide variety of industries, the "Arbeitskreis Wissensbilanz" systematically implemented this procedure and continuously analysed the findings obtained in this process from a methodological point of view in order to optimize the benefits of the instrument for business practice. (akwissensbilanz.org)
  • Our aim is to simplify the parts procurement process for our customers. (justnsnparts.com)
  • Welcome to the latest issue of UNEP's Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) newsletter. (unep.fr)
  • The Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Public Procurement (MTF on SPP) led by Switzerland, has developed an Approach for implementing sustainable public procurement (SPP) in both developed and developing countries, known as the MTF Approach to SPP. (unep.fr)
  • The Public Procurement Act was enacted in 2006 and became effective in January 2008. (unep.fr)
  • The Act prescribed the establishment of the Procurement Policy Office, which drives public procurement in Mauritius. (unep.fr)
  • Since January 2009, in collaboration with the University of Technology of Mauritius, a Certification in Public Procurement is being conducted. (unep.fr)
  • Cobb and Douglas Public Health (CDPH), a local public health department in Georgia, used CTG funding to develop and pilot the Farm Fresh Market (FFM), a novel community-based intervention to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables among residents of Cobb County, Georgia. (cdc.gov)
  • This chapter describes the significant role that public procurement can have in leveraging secondary policy objectives. (oecd-ilibrary.org)
  • Does the EMB provide periodic public updates and consultations related to the development and procurement of the pilot technology? (ndi.org)
  • In 2014, the European Parliament and Council passed a directive on public procurement that encourages contracting authorities to move away from price-focused procurement. (bcg.com)
  • The next stage in this journey is e-SENS, over 100 partners from 20 countries from Portugal to Turkey are developing and implementing building blocks based on open standards and specifications in interoperable eIDs, eSignature, eDelivery and eDocuments .Innovators from the public and private sector can use these to create new digital public services, helping to "build, connect, and grow" Europe. (europa.eu)
  • SUPERHUB has designed and implemented a web and mobile app which give users real-time information about the transport options available for a journey (including using our own vehicle, public transportation, car- and bike-sharing services, car-pooling offers) and prompts them to take the one with the lowest environmental impact. (europa.eu)
  • 2 Public procurement is the government activity most vulnerable to corruption. (slideplayer.com)
  • In the pilot, a course related to public relations campaigns was expanded to be a Communication Campaign Practicum. (alliancefordonation.org)
  • Unlike the previous system where drug distribution chains were typically comprised of manufacturers and multiple distributors, the new "two invoice system"allows only one commissioned distributors in the procurement chain. (china-briefing.com)
  • The internet itself is based on a small number of standards specifying directories such as the Domain Naming System (DNS) system, which is implemented in a federated architecture. (blogspot.com)
  • Tajikistan is also one of the first countries which implemented the early warning and quantification system using the QuanTB tool. (stoptb.org)
  • Climate change adaptation activities managed efficiently, effectively and transparently and implemented by participating districts through the PBCRG system. (uncdf.org)
  • An inclusive clinical information system, termed e-Health, was implemented to collect a wide range of health information, with a focus on continuity of treatment. (who.int)
  • Develop requirements specifications, use cases, and functional specifications from customer requirements for use by both professional services and software development teams for the purpose of system demonstrations, proof-of-concepts, pilot projects, and customer delivered solutions. (aras.com)
  • GAO identified four categories of challenges reported by agencies that may impede their ability to implement the act: systems integration issues, lack of resources, evolving and complex reporting requirements, and inadequate guidance. (gao.gov)
  • SCM practice draws heavily from the areas of industrial engineering , systems engineering , operations management , logistics , procurement , information technology , and marketing and strives for an integrated approach. (wikipedia.org)
  • The NTP lacks capacity on TB PSM and the current systems are not institutionalized, which are mostly based on projects implemented by partner organizations and not by the NTP. (stoptb.org)
  • Are European regions ready to use innovation procurement to innovate care delivery in health systems? (euriphi.eu)
  • Regions' readiness to use innovation procurement to innovate care delivery in health systems is a journey aimed at implementing a mix of policy measures to mainstream innovation procurement in health and social care. (euriphi.eu)
  • Following is a discussion of our work within EURIPHI's Health & Social Care Regions Network (Regional Network), including an explanation of ways that regions can engage in VB innovation procurement and how they can get the most out of EURIPHI's efforts. (euriphi.eu)
  • The regions targeted as 'ready' to use innovation procurement represent an initial group, but additional work needs to be done. (euriphi.eu)
  • Regions must be committed to using cross-border innovation procurement as a means to introduce innovation that responds to unmet needs. (euriphi.eu)
  • In advance of the launch Dr. Kim is traveling to rural health clinics and hospitals in China's Fujian and Anhui provinces - two of China's national health reform pilot provinces - to see firsthand reform successes and struggles on the ground and learn about pilot programs that can be scaled up to the national level. (worldbank.org)
  • According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing , procurement , conversion, and logistics management . (wikipedia.org)
  • Regardless of whether their organizations have already embraced the new approach or have not yet begun to implement VBP, all health care stakeholders agreed that they want to go further, faster. (bcg.com)
  • Value-based (VB) health care is an emerging paradigm that could potentially change European health services and products procurement, while improving the quality of care being offered and incentivizing the industry and other health care stakeholders to act on specific pathways. (euriphi.eu)
  • This mandate should include the technology or technologies that are to be piloted, the scale and locations of the pilot to be conducted, the kind of pilot to be conducted (i.e., in an actual election, in parallel to an actual election, or for a mock election), the issues to be addressed in the pilot and the evaluative criteria to be utilized in the pilot. (ndi.org)
  • Under the CPPP, competitively selected grantees, consortiums of grantees, or members of the private sector acting as agents of grantees will develop cooperative specifications and conduct joint procurements. (federalregister.gov)
  • Under the revised Section 298, the Michigan legislature directed the department to develop and implement up to three pilots and one demonstration model to test the integration of physical health and behavioral health services. (acmh-mi.org)
  • Crown Agents Limited, as leader of the consortium managing ASCEND, now invites bids from suitably qualified Bidders to be engaged as subcontractors to support the MoH in Bangladesh to provide services to develop, pilot and roll-out a mobile application for community and health facility level case-based registration and tracing of Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) patients in Bangladesh. (crownagents.com)
  • Specifically, the plan for the procurement portion of the pilot does not clearly document how findings related to the centralized certified payroll reporting portal will be applicable to other types of required procurement reporting. (gao.gov)
  • Strategies included implementing policies that supported sodium reduction efforts, advertising low-sodium foods to promote heart health, and adopting procurement policies to enhance sodium reduction efforts. (cdc.gov)
  • It moved a high proportion of projects along its pipeline, and provides stronger evidence that it implements its equitable pricing strategies and monitors prices and mark ups. (accesstomedicineindex.org)
  • ResearchMoz.us include new market research report" Global Airports Survey 2013-2014 - Market Trends, Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies in the Global Airports Industry" to its huge collection of research reports. (blogspot.com)
  • The report includes key topics such as global airport industry buyer expenditure and procurement behaviors and strategies, and identifies the threats and opportunities within the global airport industry, economic outlook trends, and business confidence within global airport industry executives. (blogspot.com)
  • As programs for local institutional food procurement expand, it is important to understand the barriers to and motivations for food producers' participation in F2S programs. (cdc.gov)
  • We describe a study of Mississippi growers' perceptions of, barriers to, and motivations for participation in local institutional food procurement programs. (cdc.gov)
  • We used a cross-sectional survey design to assess the needs of Mississippi fruit and vegetable producers, including the experiences and perceptions of food producers in local institutional food procurement programs in Mississippi. (cdc.gov)
  • The survey contained questions related to food production and safety and food producers' perceived barriers to and motivations for participating in local institutional food procurement programs. (cdc.gov)
  • We sought to understand the experiences and perceptions of food producers regarding food procurement programs for local institutions. (cdc.gov)
  • The survey was refined by conducting pilot surveys with 11 local food producers and food procurement experts. (cdc.gov)
  • This guidebook provides local government staff and decision makers with a variety of tools and resources to help them implement green purchasing programs. (wikipedia.org)
  • LoCAL-Mozambique, in a first round of investments, implemented three infrastructure projects which consisted of the drilling of a borehole to provide Chibutane villagers have access to clean water. (uncdf.org)
  • Federal procurement policies were modified to better address the risk of trafficking in persons occurring in the performance of government contracts, and the federal government began efforts to collect data on state and local human trafficking cases. (state.gov)
  • SDAs or SFAs will be able to use their pre-existing commercial distribution channels and relationships with farmers, produce wholesalers and distributors, as well as apply geographic preference in procurement. (farmtoschool.org)
  • Registration documents of this Chamber consisting of French organizations operating in our country or participating in projects implemented in the republic are currently examined in the Ministry of Justice. (today.az)
  • The agency may competitively bid single-source-provider contracts if procurement of goods or services results in demonstrated cost savings to the state without limiting access to care. (flsenate.gov)
  • By then up to 14 countries will have tested and implemented the MTF Approach to SPP. (unep.fr)
  • Push-based healthcare information exchange should use an analogous approach - get the directory/addressing and identify/trust right, then use the transport standards that best support workflow and are easy to implement. (blogspot.com)
  • A new approach, value-based procurement (VBP), is already having a significant impact. (bcg.com)
  • ACS will be implementing ChemoSafe, a comprehensive approach to promoting the safe handling and administration of chemotherapy and quality service provision to patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. (novartis.com)
  • procurement and contracting activities comply with applicable policies, procedures, trade agreements, laws and regulations. (gc.ca)
  • The upcoming transition to a new administration presents risks to implementing the DATA Act, potentially including shifted priorities or lost momentum. (gao.gov)
  • Establish and implement internal controls for conducting data quality reviews of recipient reporting in advance of the OMB October deadline. (dol.gov)
  • The transition to a new administration presents risks to implementing the DATA Act, including a potential shift in priorities. (gao.gov)
  • it provides data and analysis on buyer expenditure, procurement, and developments within the global airports industry. (blogspot.com)
  • As the Working Group had previously identified the affordability, availability, quality, and control of second-line antituberculous medications as key to the success of DOTS-Plus programs, the meeting specifically focused on establishing a rational procurement strategy for second-line antituberculous drugs. (who.int)
  • The first half of the meeting was directed at providing updates of the various potential and established DOTS-Plus pilot projects. (who.int)
  • WHO), having recognised the importance of MDRTB, worked with various partners to create a pilot strategy (DOTS-Plus) to control MDRTB. (who.int)
  • The second session was devoted to the achievements and challenges of the DOTS-Plus pilot projects and the GLC. (who.int)
  • The Contract Review Board (CRB) and the Finance Branch staff provide effective oversight of procurement activities. (gc.ca)
  • The following report follows the uniform reporting format for national programs on activities implemented jointly under the pilot phase (Annex IV of document FCCC/SB SBSTA/1997/4). (unfccc.int)
  • The applicant has submitted a signed memorandum of support from at least half of the Medicaid Health Plans (MHP) within the proposed pilot region, which demonstrates their engagement in pre-planning activities. (acmh-mi.org)
  • Pursuant to activities of the type listed above, it is considered that pilot projects in risk reduction that. (mtaconnection.co.za)
  • This global payments industry leader is rolling out an advanced corporate purchasing solution based on Microsoft® BackOffice® technologies: Clarus™ E-Procurement from Clarus Corporation, a software vendor and Microsoft Certified Solution Provider. (microsoft.com)
  • Driven by these factors, the near term future will see a plethora of changes and opportunities to improve across key areas such as customer procurement models, operational performance management models, control platforms, industrial software, cybersecurity, workforce dynamics and supply chain responsiveness. (yokogawa.com)
  • And there are bigger savings to come: the company was already saving an estimated $10,000 per month on office supplies, computer hardware, and computer software alone during an early pilot phase with just 250 users. (microsoft.com)
  • The Swiss government aims to provide financial support for the AIJ component of at least four investment projects during the pilot phase. (unfccc.int)
  • One of the main objectives of the SWAPP is to encourage private sector investment in the AIJ component of greenhouse gas reduction projects (e.g., in the form of co-financing), even though the most obvious incentive - crediting - is explicitly denied during the pilot phase. (unfccc.int)