Information technology :management improvements are essential to VAs second effort to replace its outpatient scheduling system : report to the Ranking ... Committee on Veterans Affairs, U.S. Senate. - U.S. Government Accountability Office, Paperback
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U.S. Government Accountability Office
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides medical care, disability compensation, and vocational rehabilitation to veterans. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA)a component of VAprovides care to over 5 million patients in more than 1,500 facilities. VHA relies on an outpatient scheduling system that is over 25 years old. In 2000, VHA began the Scheduling Replacement Project to modernize this system as part of a larger departmentwide modernization effort called HealtheVet. However, in February 2009, VA terminated a key contract supporting the project. GAO was asked to (1) determine the status of the Scheduling Replacement Project, (2) determine the effectiveness of VAs management and oversight of the project, and (3) assess the impact of the project on VAs overall implementation of its HealtheVet initiative. To do so, GAO reviewed project documentation and interviewed VA and contractor officials.