Accession Number:

ADA265914

Title:

Defense: Health Care

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

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 CINs 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

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE