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  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation
  • APPAM Administrative Burdens Presentation

APPAM Fall 2022 Conference: SNAP Administrative Burdens Presentation

November 28th, 2022|Comments Off on APPAM Fall 2022 Conference: SNAP Administrative Burdens Presentation

By Stephanie Walsh In the context of governmental services, administrative burdens refer to the costs and barriers experienced by individuals. When burdens are high, the costs associated with benefit of public goods or services hinder [...]

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Modernization of the Public Sector: Evaluating Technology and Teleworking Initiatives in New Jersey State Agencies

November 7th, 2022|Comments Off on Modernization of the Public Sector: Evaluating Technology and Teleworking Initiatives in New Jersey State Agencies

By Leonor Camarena, Ph.D. Modernizing the Public Sector Workforce In January 2022, Gallup released a list of seven workplace insights and takeaways from employees following the height of the pandemic during 2021. The key themes [...]

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Artificial Intelligence and Open Data for Public Good: Implications for Public Policy

October 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence and Open Data for Public Good: Implications for Public Policy

By Nishitha Chidipothu, Snigdha Mishra, Shiya John and Jim Samuel “Data has the power to revolutionize and disrupt the way societies are governed” - Rikkus Duus and Mike Cooray Artificial Intelligence (AI), adaptive AI technologies, and [...]

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Using the Community Intrinsic Resilience Index to Tackle Energy Equity and Budget Deficit in New Jersey

October 3rd, 2022|Comments Off on Using the Community Intrinsic Resilience Index to Tackle Energy Equity and Budget Deficit in New Jersey

By Firas Gerges, Michel Boufadel, and Hani Nassif. The Community Intrinsic Resilience Index (CIRI) captures the intrinsic (i.e., not relative) resilience level of critical community sectors, allowing practitioners and policymakers to make resilience-informed plans and strategies. [...]

  • Opioid Crisis Lifestyle

Intelligent Help for the Opioid Crisis Lifecycle: The Need for an Artificial Intelligence & Informatics-Based Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis

September 29th, 2022|Comments Off on Intelligent Help for the Opioid Crisis Lifecycle: The Need for an Artificial Intelligence & Informatics-Based Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis

By Shiya John, Sri Krishna Kaashyap Madabhushi, Nishitha Chidipothu, Jim Samuel. The opioid crisis is affecting all levels of American society regardless of class, ethnicity, gender, or career [...]

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A Second Pandemic: Is telehealth a solution to the mental health crisis in the post-pandemic era?

August 29th, 2022|Comments Off on A Second Pandemic: Is telehealth a solution to the mental health crisis in the post-pandemic era?

by Heather Butler and Aakanksha Deoli The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic engendered a precarious environment that significantly exacerbated existing mental health disorders and triggered new ones. According to Mental Health America, roughly one in [...]

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Broadband Connection Access: An Essential Social Determinant of Health in the Digital Era

August 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Broadband Connection Access: An Essential Social Determinant of Health in the Digital Era

by Edgar Romero and Anita Franzione Fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services and virtual care rapidly expanded and allowed health care providers to continue delivering patient care. However, it is important to address the [...]

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Expanding telework beyond pandemics: Potential benefits and challenges for the New Jersey Telework Pilot Program

July 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Expanding telework beyond pandemics: Potential benefits and challenges for the New Jersey Telework Pilot Program

by Jinah Yoo (PhD student), Leonor Camarena, PhD, and Federica Fusi, PhD The growing demands for workplace flexibility coupled with technological advancements have made telework a key element of flexible work arrangements with public organizations. [...]

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Community Intrinsic Resilience Index (CIRI), a Simple GIS Tool for Decision Making

July 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Community Intrinsic Resilience Index (CIRI), a Simple GIS Tool for Decision Making

by Michel Boufadel, Firas Gerges, and Hani Nassif Resilience is the capacity to endure and recover following a disaster. Enhancing the resilience of communities has been recognized as a major policy decision that brings together [...]

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State CIOs Prioritize Digital Equity After Pandemic

June 20th, 2022|Comments Off on State CIOs Prioritize Digital Equity After Pandemic

by Jessica Cruz Angela Siefer, founder and executive director of the Ohio-based National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), has done digital equity work dating back to the ’90s. Up until 2019, Siefer was encountering many public [...]

Social Media and Individuals’ Environment-Friendly Actions

June 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Social Media and Individuals’ Environment-Friendly Actions

by Vishal Trehan Climate change is one of the wicked problems of our times. It is well established that human activity is the primary cause for drastic changes in the climate over the last seventy [...]

Telehealth Use among Medicare Population during COVID-19: Advancements in Accessibility vs Challenges in Utilization

June 13th, 2022|Comments Off on Telehealth Use among Medicare Population during COVID-19: Advancements in Accessibility vs Challenges in Utilization

By Heather Butler and Aakanksha Deoli Telehealth use in the United States has skyrocketed among healthcare providers and patients since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of telehealth visits [...]

Catalyzing the Information Economy: Moving Towards Strategic Expansions of Open Data-Driven Value Creation

June 1st, 2022|Comments Off on Catalyzing the Information Economy: Moving Towards Strategic Expansions of Open Data-Driven Value Creation

by Shiya John, Snigdha Mishra and Jim Samuel Open data is expected to influence trillions of dollars in global value creation by 2030, as projected by McKinsey Global Institute: “The boost to the economy from [...]

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Challenges with Telehealth Adoption in Light of a Global Pandemic

May 9th, 2022|Comments Off on Challenges with Telehealth Adoption in Light of a Global Pandemic

Rajisha Shah, Aakanksha Deoli, MHA The COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant increase in telehealth volume and revolutionized healthcare regulatory guidelines for its use. Telehealth expanded access to care, especially during the pandemic, and made [...]

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Using Creative Informatics and Artificial Intelligence to Address the Drug Addiction Crisis in New Jersey

May 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Using Creative Informatics and Artificial Intelligence to Address the Drug Addiction Crisis in New Jersey

Shiya John, Gavin Rozzi and Jim Samuel New Jersey has a persistent substance addiction problem which must be viewed in the context of laws, policies, and initiatives implemented to address it. The most recent numbers [...]

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Digital Services and Administrative Burdens

April 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Digital Services and Administrative Burdens

By Jessica Cruz and Vishal Trehan Why isn’t the participation rate for the government’s welfare programs at 100%? Why do only 82% of those eligible under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) receive benefits? Given [...]

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From Emergency to Routine: Evaluating the Implementation of Technology for Government after COVID-19

April 4th, 2022|Comments Off on From Emergency to Routine: Evaluating the Implementation of Technology for Government after COVID-19

Leonor Camarena, PhD and Federica Fusi, PhD New Jersey was one of the first states to recognize the significance that technological advancements can have on the workforce and larger community. In October 2018, Governor Murphy [...]

  • Black female doctor uses a laptop computer to have a video call medical appointment with a patient. The medical professional is working from the patio of her home. Social distancing, Covid-19, telemedicine concepts.

Use of Telehealth Among Essential Workers During COVID-19

March 28th, 2022|Comments Off on Use of Telehealth Among Essential Workers During COVID-19

Mriga Bansal and Naren Gopal Since December 2020, coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been a significant global health concern. In February 2020, the Centers for Disease Control [...]

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Predictive Algorithms in the Public Sector

February 28th, 2022|Comments Off on Predictive Algorithms in the Public Sector

Vishal Trehan Some scholars, looking broadly at the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on public administration, have argued that the use of ICT has led to structural changes in some public agencies, with [...]

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Bridging the Digital Divide in Native American Communities

January 13th, 2022|Comments Off on Bridging the Digital Divide in Native American Communities

Jennifer Spiegel The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of online connectivity in society today. Yet there is still a digital divide as inequitable access to broadband services prevents underserved communities from benefiting from vital [...]

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Digital Equity for K-12 Students

December 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Digital Equity for K-12 Students

By Stephanie Holcomb, Jessica Cruz-Nagoski, Andrea Hetling, Gregory Porumbescu, Vishal Trehan The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the important role efforts to promote digital access, literacy, and skills play in promoting a more equitable society. This [...]

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Digital equity – what it is, how it’s defined in the field, how it’s related to public policy, and why it matters in NJ

September 7th, 2021|Comments Off on Digital equity – what it is, how it’s defined in the field, how it’s related to public policy, and why it matters in NJ

Jessica Cruz As technology advances and COVID-19 continues to force activities to be virtual, there is an increasing divide between those who can and cannot go online. The people who are most affected by [...]