This paper examines the implementation of large, transformative change in the Medicaid offices in New York City to improve efficiency and consumer-friendliness. A bottom-up process was engaged to design and implement the needed changes from those who were most affected by the change. Key informant interviews and observational site visits were conducted to assess the extent to which the change efforts were successful. We found that the changes impacted both quantitative measures of success (such as client processing times and number of clients served) as well as less tangible qualitative indicators of success such as staff attitudes and office climate.
- human services
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management Information Systems
- Management of Technology and Innovation