Policy reports

Health System Performance Measurement: New Zealand and Maryland

Prepared by John J. O'Brien, July 2005

About the author

John O’Brien is the Director of Health Care and Insurance at the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC. In this position he oversees the insurance programs for federal employees including the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program, which provides health insurance to over 8 million federal employees, retirees, and their dependents. In addition, he leads the team implementing OPM’s responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including the development of multi-state plans for state exchanges. During John's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand he was based at the Ministry of Health in Wellington, where he researched New Zealand's methods for assessing healthcare system performance, and contrasted them with similar efforts by state Medicaid programs in the US. John passed away on 28 May 2019.

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