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Department of Veterans Affairs

Remove CPU and operate solely from servers in VA Hospitals

Currently CPUs are used to log on to the VA network in the hospital medical center. These machines are outdated and have performance issues limiting productivity. The bulk of functioning already occurs at a server level which results in server lag time and delay compounded by limits of the CPU processor the user is working from. By removing this CPU from the data usage network and logging in to the server from a monitor and keyboard setup, less cost will be associated with maintanance and replacement of these units. Space, which is always at a premium, will also be saved allowing for more essential equipment or free space in offices and patient care areas. This will reduce the number of cords present in offices and patient care areas decreasing the potential for injury and harm. Finally, an improvement in system performance will allow users to have more time to devote to providing excellent care efficiently because of a more responsive computer system.

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Idea No. 8432