PanamaBy John McCormick | Posted 2004-03-04 Email Print
Re-Thinking HR: What Every CIO Needs to Know About Tomorrow's Workforce
Additional reporting by Berta Ramona Thayer in Panama
As software spreads from computers to the engines of automobiles to robots in factories to X-ray machines in hospitals, defects are no longer a problem to be managed. They have to be pred
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Organization: National Cancer Institute
Headquarters: Gorgas Hospital, Ancon Hill, Panama Canal Zone, Panama
Mission: To treat and cure patients with cancer.
Director: Juan Pablo Bares, M.D.
Financials: Funded by the Panamanian government.
Challenge: Find resources to treat a patient load that has more than quadrupled since 1997, with 10 to 15 new patients a day.
- Improve quality-assurance programs, to avoid accidental patient deaths or injuries.
- Install third linear accelerator, to shorten waiting list for cancer treatments.
- Eliminate subsidies paid to private hospitals for overflow work, which has cost the government $10 million over the past three years.