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White House warned about
‘antiquated’ VA scheduling
system 5 years ago

Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/20/2014 11:06:55 PM

Acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson assured Congress last week that the VA is working hard to replace its “antiquated” scheduling system, but the Obama administration first received clear notice more than five years ago about the need for an overhaul to reduce patient wait times. “Excessive wait times are addressed by moving to a resource-based management system,” Veterans Affairs technology officials told the Obama-Biden transition team in a briefing report that included mention of VA’s “schedule replacement” project. The Washington Times obtained the report through the Freedom of Information Act. More than five years later, VA officials are hard

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 7/20/2014 11:18:02 PM     (No. 9933248)

This is Grade A unadulterated horse manure. You don´t need a "resource based management system" to solve the problem, you need honest administrators that are not incentivized by a corrupt bureaucracy to strangle the system and then lie about the results.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/20/2014 11:23:42 PM     (No. 9933252)

Another day, another article telling us the truth about the lack of care, concern or even honest bureaucratic effort to change an outrageously ineffective Veteran´s Administration. There is no excuse for this --- none. #1 is right. However, notice it´s been six months that these things have been known, and no firings, accountability or solutions. Veterans suffering and dying every day.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/20/2014 11:26:32 PM     (No. 9933256)

...meanwhile Congress posturing to continually show their utmost care and concern, ACTING to see illegal invaders at our southern border and Bergdahl receive the best in medical care!!!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/21/2014 12:15:54 AM     (No. 9933288)

They were too busy creating a useless system for Zippycare. /s



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Reply 5 - Posted by: ktwo, 7/21/2014 1:30:06 AM     (No. 9933327)

This was a management problem and should have been fixed at the VA. A WH need not get involved of projects of that scope; informed yes, involved no.

It seems both the VA´s IT and Adminstrator´s weren´t up to the task.

And the references to "commerical" and "proprietary" software makes me suspect "not invented here" syndrome prevailed.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/21/2014 4:51:24 AM     (No. 9933375)

Barry could not possibly care less about vets. After all, he wanted them to pay for their own care and he had almost a trillion to waste on the No Stimulus bill by giving it to cronies.

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