This basically is stating that further aggregation is needed for coordination and better management, aka Business Intelligence.  It will also open the doors it states for the public to be aware of what is happening and changing.

There’s quite a list of projects that have been halted below, most on the list are pretty much healthcare items.  Hmmmm….does this perhaps say imagethere could be an overload on the types of systems and various forms of software used at the VA?  Sounds like healthcare outside the VA for that matter too, as systems are smarter, have greater capabilities, need more power and room, and still need to have a consolidated user interface that is not too complicated to work with.  BD  

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it will temporarily halt 45 information technology projects which are either behind schedule or over budget.  These projects will be reviewed, and it will be determined whether these projects should be continued.

“Leveraging the power of Information Technology to accelerate and modernize the delivery of benefits and services to our nations Veterans is essential to transforming VA to a 21st century organization that is people-centric, results-driven and forward thinking,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said.

Each of the 45 projects will be temporarily halted.  No further development will occur and expenditures will be minimized.  A new project plan that meets the requirements of Program Management Accountability System (PMAS) must be created by the project manager and approved by VA’s Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology before resuming.

PMAS, in conjunction with the analytical tools available through the IT Dashboard, will ensure early identification and correction of problematic IT projects.  The IT Dashboard, launched last month, is a one-stop clearinghouse of information, allowing the American people to track federal information technology initiatives and hold the government accountable for progress and results.

Over the next year, all IT projects at VA will be required to move to PMAS.

Below is a complete list of all projects temporarily halted under PMAS at this time:

Scheduling Replacement

Laboratory System Reeingeering Project (LSRP)

Pharmacy Re-Engineering Pre .5

Health Data Repository (HDR) II

Pharmacy Re-Engineering Pre1.0

HeVet Middleware Services

Person Service Identity Management

Administrative Data Repository (ADR)

Document & Ancillary Imaging

Clinical Data Service

VA Learning Management

Home Telehealth (HT) Development

Occupational Health Record Keeping System (OHRS)

Enrollment System Redesign (ESR) v4

CHDR - Chemistry & Hematology: ADC Automation

Clinical Flow Sheet - CLIO

E-Gov: E-Training

Barcode Expansion

Delivery Service

Organization Service

Enrollment System Redesign (ESR) v3.1

Health Data Repository (HDR) Data Warehouse

Home Telehealth (HT) Infrastructure Enhancements

Radiology Outside Reporting

BCMA Inpatient Medication Request for SFG IRA

Blood Bank - VBECS v1.0

Prosthetics Enhancements

VIC (Veterans Identification Card) Development

Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Outcomes v3.0

Radiology HL7 Interface Update

Ward Drug Dispensing Equipment (WDDE) Interface

Lab Data Sharing & Interoperability (LDSI) – Anatomic Pathology/Microbiology

HBPC Medical Foster Home (MFH)

eClaims Plus

ASISTS Modification - Case Management

National Teleradiology Program

CAPRI Enhancements

Master Patient Index

RMS - Rights Management Server

National Teleradiology Program

Problem List Standardization

Radiology Standardization

LDSI Terminology Support

Clinical/Health Data Repositories (CHDR) Phase II

Fee Data and HERO


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