midcourse correction


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midcourse correction

[′mid‚kȯrs kə′rek·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
A change in the course of a spacecraft some time between the end of the launching phase and some arbitrary point when terminal guidance begins.
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One of the main reasons for the spectacular bankruptcy of the Allegheny Health System in Pennsylvania was the unwillingness of the top leaders to make midcourse corrections in their grand plans based on what was and was not working in hospitals and office practices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
It is intended to help inform institutional leadership as well as provide timely information for midcourse corrections. Unlike the dashboard we're most familiar with, the indicators on this dashboard should flash before there's a problem.
Drug makers must be able to rapidly assess their campaigns and be able to carry out midcourse corrections.
Proactive in nature, the CW is intended to afford the unit commander actionable items so that after the workshop, the leadership team can make midcourse corrections and implement control measures to facilitate continued operational excellence and mission accomplishment.
In a paper on transforming the American high school, for example, Michael Cohen, one of the architects of the standards and assessment movement, calls for "midcourse corrections" in state standards and graduation requirements.
Midcourse corrections are everyone's responsibility.
To ensure reforms are well-aligned and needs are met, administrators track data so that midcourse corrections can be made.
Just as in navigating aboard ship, when a few degrees of change in base course can result in hundreds or thousands of miles of difference in the ultimate destination, the Navy Vision Project is working to provide possible "midcourse corrections" to the Navy's future track, to move toward the most effective Navy for our nation.
"This lets pharmaceutical manufacturers rapidly assess the effectiveness of marketing and sales programs and factor midcourse corrections."
It also recognizes the need for midcourse corrections as the organization encounters change.
As a result, it is essential to establish and track implementation goals and establish a timeline to pinpoint performance shortfalls and gaps so that midcourse corrections can be made.