DHSS Hails Work by IBA Teams

Falls Church, VA—Work by several IBA teams supporting the Defense Health Services Systems (DHSS) was recognized during a quarterly All Hands meeting on May 12, 2014. Each team received framed certificates of appreciation from DHSS, one of the largest program executive offices within the Defense Health Agency.

IBA’s MHS Data Repository (MDR) team was cited by the DHSS Resources Division for its “exceptional support in completing the migration of HL7 processing data from the legacy HL7 Pilot system to the MDR.”  The HL7 and MDR teams designed and developed a new PERL-based solution for MDR HL7 processing that included coordinating testing/validation of the new solution and the decommission of the legacy HL7 pilot system. This transition of HL7 processing to MDR allowed DHSS to “eliminate legacy hardware and significantly improve efficiency, resulting in an estimated annual cost savings of $520,000 to the Defense Health Agency.” The MDR captures and validates from more than 260 Department of Defense health data network systems worldwide and is the military health system’s single point for data integration, data quality edits, online and near-line data storage and DoD health care data transfers.

IBA’s Expense Assignment System IV (EAS IV) team was also cited by the DHSS Resources Division for “exceptional support to the Joint Interoperability certification of the Expense Assignment System IV Version 6.” The certificate lauded the team’s work in “successful site testing on the interoperability of the EAS IV data exchanges.” EAS IV is a cost allocation tool used by the DHA to identify the total cost of providing health care to TRICARE beneficiaries.

The DHSS Medical Logistics division lauded IBA teams’ Agile scrum development efforts in support of the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) application. DMLSS delivers an automated, integrated global information system with a comprehensive range of medical materiel, equipment, and facilities management support. The DMLSS team was cited for its “outstanding use of the Agile Scrum methodology” that resulted in a unified purpose and eliminated redundant work. The division presented an “Agile Scrum of Scrum” award to the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System-Hearing Conservation (DOEHRS-HC) team for completing its first Agile scrum sprint and successfully “working through various external issues and risks.”  DOEHRS-HC is used within DHA to track and prevent hearing loss among military personnel by collecting, maintaining, comparing, and reporting hearing conservation, readiness and deployment data.

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August 14, 2014

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