The government has a large number of defunct and/or overpaid positions due to the fact that no one really seems to know that the need for the position has been greatly reduced or eliminated. This are most often 13 and 14 positions. There are people who supervise one position. Remove that level. Contract out or cross train individuals to perform more than one function.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Appendix A is 6 pages. Recommend to maintain this checklist on file if there are no changes to an existing order with an vendor. The current requirement is wasting time and resources.
This is a contracting process.
Employees spend too much time on the computer doing non work activities such as shopping, banking, etc. Develop or buy a program that warns employees that the web site they are accessing is not work related, and make them agree.
Then, monitor the computer access to non work related activities.
Travel pay has become a source of income for many veterans.
Develop timeliness guidelines for GI endoscopy for alarm symptoms, such as dysphagia, iron deficiency anemia, hematochezia, weight loss
This would help GI Endoscopy Units prioritize scheduling and expedite diagnosis of GI cancers. This would decrease the costs of treating cancer, and decrease malpractice suits for delayed diagnosis of cancer.
Add a link from within CPRS electronic medical record for submitting suggestions for improving CPRS, and have CPRS link send these suggestions to the national CPRS developers
Expedite the process for requesting computer equipment and software so that:
1) Employees can directly submit their requests to IRM, and
2) IRM is required to meet with each employee, to learn what computer equipment and software, the employee needs to do their job.
3) IRM is required to promptly provide... more »
This responsibility was transferred from IRM to Biomed, but Biomed was not taught how to connect GI endoscopy equipment to Vista Imaging Capture and was not given the authority to order needed computer hardware, and software, or to connect the equipment to the VHA network.
Directly uploading GI Endoscopy photos and... more »
Save millions, stop the implementation of the VAN emergency notification system and investiage using Microsoft Communicator Adavanced.
In Vista Imaging Display of scanned documents, allow us to enter page numbers to Go To.
Currently, the only way to access a particular page in a long scan, is to page through the scan, one page at a time. This wastes time.
Create a national VHA SharePoint for CPRS templates, and allow any CPRS user to post and download templates. To make templates easier to find on the SharePoint site, group templates of each type.