Accession Number : ADA265914


Title :   Defense: Health Care


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265914.pdf


Report Date : 03 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : In October 1989 the Department of Defense introduced its Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative to reengineer its business practices and make better use of information technology. In May 1990, a Medical Functional Group was established within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs to institutionalize the CIM process within the Military Health Services System. This letter addresses our review of CIN's implementation in military health services--one of the eight functional areas selected for initial CIM implementation. At a time when health care costs are rising dramatically, CIM offers opportunities to reduce not only health care information technology expenses but, more important, the overall costs of providing care


Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *CORPORATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT , DATA BASES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , HEALTH , COSTS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE