Accession Number : ADA472015

Title :   Information Technology Management: Acquisition of the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application

Descriptive Note : Research rept.

Corporate Author : INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA472015

Report Date : 18 MAY 2006

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) is a medical and dental clinical information system that will generate and maintain a comprehensive, lifelong, computer-based patient record for every soldier, sailor, airman, and marine; their family members; and others entitled to DoD military health care. The AHLTA program is expected to support 9.2 million beneficiaries. As of September 30, 2005, there were 7.01 million patients with records on-line at 51 Medical Treatment Facilities. The initial program provides support capabilities in the outpatient arena. Currently, the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application program management office is planning for the development of capabilities for inpatient care. The estimated cost of the entire program is just over $5 billion. Although the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application program management office is using risk mitigation techniques such as risk management, lessons learned, and performance monitoring, the program remains at high risk because of the complexities of integrating commercial off-the-shelf software into the existing Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application program. The audit was announced on January 25, 2005, with the objective to review AHLTA budgeting, accounting, performance, and user satisfaction. In April 2005, the audit was re-scoped to evaluate program requirements, the related acquisition strategy, and system testing to determine whether the system was being implemented to meet cost, schedule, and performance requirements.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *RECORDS MANAGEMENT, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *PATIENTS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, MILITARY MEDICINE, AUDITING, HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE