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Department of Veterans Affairs

Abolish the paper trail

Abolish the paper trail!

Save the government time & money! We can even reduce privacy violations by eliminating the need for information to be recorded or transferred via paper.

This can be accomplished in the following ways:

-Discontinue use of paper encounters which record information when a patient checks in for an appointment by implementing an electronic device(lap top, tough book, ipad) to record this information... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

replace paper business cards with electronic mingling tools

I just got back from a conference where there were no business cards allowed-- all of the attendees carried "mingle sticks" that automatically transferred the information entered by the attendee. At the end of the conference, you jus downloaded the information and cold use it as a USB or at another conference. While the name is slightly off-putting, the idea is wonderful! Not many government employees have cards and how... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Journals / Periodicals

Paper copies of Journals such as "U. S. Medicine" and "Federal Practitioner" are automatically distributed to all physicians employed by the government. Making these Journals available online instead of mailing paper copies could save a lot money. I suspect that a lot of physicians may not even read these journals. I believe that a lot of these journals go directly to the recycle bin or trash.

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Department of Justice

PIV usage

The PIV cards should start to be used for their intended purposes instead of just for entering and exiting buildings in most agencies. All computers should have a card reader for login and especially for approval of documents (i.e. electronic signatures). Right now In order to get something simple signed, such as payment request, leave notices, or simple memos, it usually takes multiple printings and scannings. By the... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Urgent CT scan Vista display board

During a normal work day radiology request are flying off the printer to be done urgently or to be scheduled. If the ER or inpatient request needs to be done right away for CT scan, a lot of times it may be overlooked. The provider who placed the order must contact CT scan to get the scan done right away. For some reason we cannot split up the urgent scans from the routine scans to different printers. Also the idea was... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Electronic Leave Request system

I propose the development of an electronic leave request system. Most, agencies use some version of OPM’s form 71 for leave. A high percentage of our employees are in the 6 or 8 hours/pay period category for annual leave, which leads to a LOT of leave usage just to avoid use-or-lose status. I don’t have access to agency-wide statistics, so I’ve generated an estimate based on the breakdown at my location. Out of 241 current... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Electronic Records Archiving for all agencies

I propose switching to a fully electronic system for archiving paper forms. I recommend that Records Management policies should be redesigned with the intention of storing only electronic versions of the required documents, with a single electronic archive storage system for each agency. Network storage space is cheap, and offers numerous benefits over hardcopy storage:
•Low cost - Depending on scanner capability/settings,... more »

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Department of Justice

What to do with all that paper? Use electronic media instead!

In this day and age of electronics, the federal government should be taking advantage of such an opportunity to utilize more electronic media to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Everyday I see documents that our office has requested from other federal agencies, as well as financial and non-financial institutions, and the requested documents are received in paper format. Why?
If documents were burned onto CDs, it... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Presidential Libraries

Stop establishing presidential libraries in favor of electronic and mass storage. There is no need to have libraries all over the place, to have facility and staff costs for each president. By condensing you can save a lot of money. Instead create electronic archives (which they already do) donate to the smithsonian and utilize a larger storehouse for things with less value.

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Legislative Branch

Convert old paper docs to pdf format/reduce real estate holdings

A good portion of government office real estate is taken up by paper documents storage. In addition to implementing electronic documents today, we need to capture information on paper documents generated before electronic means were available. Machines are now available that rapidly convert nonbound documents to PDF format. Recommend mass-purchase of such equipment for manned agency libraries government-wide. Suggest... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Electronic Workflow - Yes, This Includes You Accounting!

Given both the volume of transactions and logistical challenges inherent in the movement of paper forms through the Government, the Government should implement Electronic Workflow. Electronic Workflow will allow users to request business transactions and have them routed for review and approval based on the agency's policies and procedures.
The system can be configured to determine the approval path based on attributes... more »

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Department of Defense

Electronic Medical records

I think we should track records like banks track money. Each branch should be given a routing number, and each medical facility should be given account numbers. The account numbers should be given based of the facilities respective branch (1-Army 2-Marines 3 AF, etc,etc). All paperwork should be electronically filed, and only printed at the members request on an as needed basis (at a small fee). This could save money... more »

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Social Security Administration

workstation replacement schedule

Currently, the SSA network is one of the largest in the world with over 75000 workstations. The current replacement schedule is every 3 years. While some critical functions may need the most up to date equipment, that is not true for the vast majority of staff. Electronic equipment continues to become more reliability with each new generation. By increasing the replacement schedule for SSA's and other agencies' equipment... more »

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