Policy Evaluation ( Electronic-Health policy in kingdom of Saudi Arabia )

Policy Evaluation ( Electronic-Health policy in kingdom of Saudi Arabia )

The topic is Policy Evaluation: Electronic-Health policy in K.A.S ( you will write just about Saudi health care system ) Please follow the guideline below: Policy Evaluation: 1 – Assessing the Impact of (Electronic-Health policy) in KSA in the last ten years. A- Policy Evaluation is learning about the consequences of (e-health policy) B- Policy Impact: the impact of a policy is all its effects on real—_world conditions, including: _impact on the target situation or group _Impact on situations or groups other than the target _Impact on future as well as immediate conditions _Direct costs, in terms of resources devoted to the program _Indirect costs, including loss of opportunity to do other things C- Symbolic and Tangible Effects _Measuring impact, Not Output _Target Groups _Nontarget Groups _Short-term and Long-term Effects _Indirect and Symbolic Costs and Benefits _Calculating Net Benefits and Costs D- The Symbolic Impact of Policy _It deals with the perceptions of government action and the attitudes toward it _The failure to try to do something would have even a worse attitude 2 – Program Evaluation: A – What Governments Usually Do _Hearings and Reports _Site Visits _Program Measures _Comparison with Professional Standards _Evaluation of Citizensƒ?? Complaints B – What Governments Can Do _Before versus after Comparisons _Projected Trend Line versus Post program Comparisons _Comparisons between Jurisdictions with and without Programs _Comparisons between Control and Experimental Groups before and after Program Implementation C – Why It Fails So Often _Determining what the goals of the program are Many programs and policies have primarily symbolic value Government agencies have a strong vested interest in ƒ??provingƒ? that their programs have a positive impact Substantial investment, therefore, they donƒ??t want to prove that it doesnƒ??t work! Daily activities hinders evaluation attempts Program evaluation cost! How Bureaucrats Explain Negative Findings The James Wilson Laws of Social Science Research on Policy Impact Wilson First Law: All policy interventions in social problems produce the intended effect if the research is carried out by those implementing the policy or by their friends. Wilson Second Law: No policy intervention in social problems produces the intended effect if the research is carried out by independent third parties, especially those skeptical of the policy. Why Government Programs are Seldom Terminated 1- Concentrated Benefits, Dispersed Costs A – The case of the Malt importers subsidy 2- Legislative and Bureaucratic Interests A – The case of MoH blood banks systems 3- Incrementalism at Work A – Small changes, positive or negative Politics as a Substitute for Analysis The Sports Authority Vs Youth Presidency Consultative Council one vote difference! The Limits of Public Policy Some societal problems are incapable of solution Expectations may always outrace the capabilities of governments Solving one group problems may create problems for other groups _ Hikes in utilities bills? The case of urban Vs nonurban settlements (small villages) The case of creating undesired dependency on the government The solution to some problems may require policies that are more costly than the problem _ Freedom Vs security


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