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VA Health Care: Expanded Eligibility Has Increased Outpatient Pharmacy Use and Expenditures
GAO-03-161: Published: Nov 8, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2002.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spent about $3.0 billion on its outpatient pharmacy benefit in fiscal year 2001. After VA implemented the Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act in 1999, more veterans could use VA outpatient care, including the pharmacy benefit, than before. Increased eligibility contributed to a doubling of the number of Priority 7 veterans using VA health care. Prio...
Single-Family Housing: Current Information Systems Do Not Fully Support the Business Processes at HUD's Homeownership Centers
GAO-02-44: Published: Oct 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2001.
The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) homeownership centers use more than 20 different information systems implemented by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) headquarters, including seven major systems, databases developed by the centers, and various different telephone systems. Some of these technologies were implemented before FHA formed the centers and transferred some re...
Veterans Affairs: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-752: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 to assess VA's process in achieving selected key outcomes that are important to its mission. VA reported making mixed progress towards achieving its key outcomes. For example, VA reported that it made go...
HUD Inspector General: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Operation Safe Home
GAO-01-794: Published: Jun 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) efforts to combat violent crime and drug trafficking in public housing through Operation Safe Home. GAO found that Operation Safe Home lacks the necessary information systems and management controls to ensure that HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) can readily monitor the obligation and expenditure of funds and track...
Response to Questions From Hearing on Patient Safety and Quality of Care at VA Facilities
GAO-01-123R: Published: Oct 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2000.
This correspondence responds to follow-up questions to GAO's July 27, 2000, testimony before Congress on patient safety and quality of care at the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA). The Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry and VA's Office of Research and Development are not directly linked organizationally. The four centers of Inquiry do not report to and are not funded by the Office of Research a...
VA Information Technology: Progress Continues Although Vulnerabilities Remain
T-AIMD-00-321: Published: Sep 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) information technology (IT) program, focusing on VA's efforts to: (1) improve its process for selecting, controlling, and evaluating IT investments; (2) fill the chief information officer (CIO) position; (3) develop an overall strategy for reengineering its business processes; (4) complete a departmentwide...
VA Information Systems: Computer Security Weaknesses Persist at the Veterans Health Administration
AIMD-00-232: Published: Sep 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed information system general controls over financial and sensitive veteran medical information maintained by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), focusing on: (1) specific computer security weaknesses GAO identified at the New Mexico and North Texas health care systems in conjunction with the audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fi...
Information Technology: Update on VA Actions to Implement Critical Reforms
T-AIMD-00-74: Published: May 11, 2000. Publicly Released: May 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) progress in implementing its information technology (IT) program, focusing on: (1) VA's efforts to address GAO's 1998 recommendations; (2) the status of VA's actions to develop and implement a Master Veteran Record (MVR); and (3) VA's steps to improve computer security across the department.GAO noted that:...
Information Systems: The Status of Computer Security at the Department of Veterans Affairs
AIMD-00-5: Published: Oct 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the status of computer security throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) in September 1998, GAO reported that VA's information system controls placed critical department operations, such as financial management, health care delivery, benefit payments, and other operations, at risk of misuse and disruption; (2) sin...
VA Information Systems: The Austin Automation Center Has Made Progress in Improving Information System Controls
AIMD-99-161: Published: Jun 8, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the effectiveness of information system general controls at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Austin Automation Center (AAC).GAO noted that: (1) AAC had made substantial progress in correcting specific computer security weaknesses that GAO identified in its previous evaluation of information system controls; (2) AAC had established a solid...