The Washington Times reports that they got their hands on a Freedom Of Information Act report that the Obama transition team received when they took the reins of government five years ago which warned that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs had trouble with wait times for patients. That the data which was being used to pay executive bonuses was easily manipulated.
“VA has been trying — and failing — to replace its outpatient scheduling system since 2000, wasting nearly $130 million in the process,” Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, told The Times when asked about the delays.
“Because VA acquisition officials have proven time and again they are simply too inept to guide the development of a new proprietary appointment-scheduling system in an expedient and cost-effective manner, department leaders need to look at adopting commercial technologies that are being used in the private sector,” Mr. Miller said.
Which is really no surprise. The VA and the Department of Defense can’t figure out a way to transfer medical records between them electronically. How many billions have been wasted on that program? And that’s just transferring data – you know, something that we all do everyday.
The problem at the VA is the culture and the culture won’t change until they start throwing out the incompetent boobs at the lowest levels.
Category: Veterans' Affairs Department