The Balanced Scorecard: PDF OnlyThe Balanced Scorecard A Strategic Management System for Multi-Sector Collaboration and Strategy ImplementationInamdar, Noorein S.; Kaplan, Robert S.; Jones, Mary Lou Helfrich; Menitoff, Rita Author Information S. Noorein Inamdar, MS, MBA, PhDC,Management Consultant/PhD Candidate, Health Policy and Management, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts Robert S. Kaplan, PhD,Professor, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts Mary Lou Helfrich Jones, PhD, RN, CNAA,Assistant Operating Officer, Duke University Health System, Women's Services, Durham, North Carolina Rita Menitoff, MS,President, Women's Health Management Solutions, LLC, New York, New York Quality Management in Health Care: Volume 8 - Issue 4 - p 21-39 Buy Abstract This article illustrates the application of the Balanced Scorecard, a method more commonly associated with the business world, to a nonprofit multisector National Women's Health Quality Initiative (NWHQI). The article delineates the following multiple uses of the Balanced Scorecard for the NWHQI effort: Set NWHQI strategy and structure. Provide the framework and principles to implement NWHQI's strategy. Develop a measurement system to assess the progress and success of NWHQI's strategy. Serve as a collaboration mechanism for multisector stakeholders. Advance women's health knowledge base. This article concludes by sharing key insights regarding the utility of the Balanced Scorecard to promote the success of this nationwide women's health quality initiative. ©2000Aspen Publishers, Inc.