Electronic data processing (41 - 50 of 87 items)
Computerized Hospital Medical Information Systems Need Further Evaluation To Ensure Benefits From Huge Investments
AFMD-81-3: Published: Nov 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1980.
GAO reviewed computerized hospital medical information systems (HMIS), which are expected to proliferate in the nation's hospitals within the next 5 to 10 years. The review was made to determine what the National Center for Health Services Research (NCHSR) has done to answer questions on the social and economic impact of HMIS. NCHSR is responsible, among other things, for supporting research, demo...
Use of Computers by Firms Providing Architect-Engineer Services to Federal Agencies
LCD-81-2: Published: Oct 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1980.
GAO examined the problems experienced by firms using computer aids on Federal design projects. As part of the planning effort for this review, GAO made a survey of 800 firms providing architectural and engineering services to Federal agencies to obtain sufficient data to use in planning the scope and depth of the review and to identify firms which experienced problems relating to computer use on F...
The Navy's Computerized Pay System Is Unreliable and Inefficient--What Went Wrong?
FGMSD-80-71: Published: Sep 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1980.
Over the last 12 years, the Navy has spent more than $150 million to develop and operate a central automated military pay system that is largely unreliable and inefficient. Although GAO approved the system design, it is not working as designed because it was not implemented as designed.Two studies conducted in 1978 revealed that 42 percent of 291 selected pay accounts reviewed were inaccurate and...
Use of Automatic Data Processing in the Veterans Administration To Support Medical Care Facilities
113233: Sep 4, 1980
A review of the use of automatic data processing (ADP) resources throughout the Veterans Administration (VA) revealed that long-range planning is poor. ADP support to the medical centers has been decentralized, poorly coordinated, and sporadic. A future support system has begun without the planning, coordination, and user involvement needed to assure its success. While VA uses and manages data pro...
The Post-Implementation Review
112925: Jul 1, 1980
The post-implementation review phase of automated information system development work provides a feedback mechanism to management that can measure project results and gather data necessary to analyze what corrective action may be required before beginning another system development effort. The project leader, together with the members of the original development, conversion, and implementation tea...
Review of Selected Computer System Procurements
FGMSD-80-34: Published: Feb 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1980.
GAO was asked to study how conversion costs affect the procurement of new computer systems. Of particular concern was whether including conversion costs in computer procurements would result in selecting the system that would cost the Government the least over the life of the system. Conversion costs, a significant factor in computer replacement procurements, may run into millions of dollars when...
A Structure for Managing ADP Resources
113270: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980. Automatic data processing (ADP) activities still present major management problems which have resulted, in part, from the lack of an appropriate organizational structure and procedures for managing ADP activities. Top management does not consider information systems as a corporate asset; thus, it does not devote enough attenti...
Honeywell Computer Equipment Supplied to DOD
B-163074: Published: Nov 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1979.
A firm requested that the Comptroller General provide corrections to his letter of October 1, 1979, to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Research and Development, House Armed Services Committee. There were three issues involved in the request. First, the firm claimed to have completed agreements with GAO concerning certain of its computer equipment supplied to the Department of Defense (DOD) as the Wo...
The Air Force Should Cancel Plans To Acquire Two Computer Systems at Most Bases
FGMSD-80-15: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1979.
The report described how the Government could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Air Force redirected its computer system acquisition program. Air Force requirements, vendor competition, and the handling of unsolicited proposals were reviewed.The Air Force's stated requirements for a minimum of two new computer systems capable of running the same programs had never been justified and were...
Duplication in the Navy's Management Information Systems Is Costly
LCD-79-113: Published: Oct 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1979.
During fiscal year 1978, the Navy spent $481 million to operate and maintain automated management information systems (MIS) that support many similar management functions. These different computerized systems produce essentially the same kinds of management reports; have approximately the same automated procedures and processes; and accumulate, process, and store much of the same data.The Navy doe...