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IBA Teams Praised for Identifying Millions in Cost Savings

IBA teams supporting the Defense Health Services Systems (DHSS) have been recognized for identifying millions of dollars in cost avoidance for the Department of Defense Military Health System. The teams’ work was lauded during a quarterly All Hands meeting on Dec. 5, 2014. Staff received framed certificates of appreciation from DHSS, one of the largest program executive offices within the Defense Health Agency.

The DHSS Clinical Division cited IBA’s work in support of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Continuity Management Tool (NCMT). The NICoE treats the invisible wounds of war, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and psychological health (PH) disorders through a 28-day, on-site, intensive, holistic multi-disciplinary outpatient program. The NCMT is a clinical informatics tool used to gather and report quantitative and qualitative clinical presentation data and patient outcome metrics at NICoE. Clinicians and researchers use this data to help relieve the suffering of wounded warriors.

An initial prototype of NCMT was unsuccessfully launched at NICoE in 2012 and the estimates to rebuild the tool were staggering.  IBA’s engineering, requirements, testing, and program management staff helped identify a “no-cost” solution for DHSS and NICoE using existing information technology assets within DHA. The team selected the Air Force Medical Systems’ Health Services Data Warehouse for data collection and analysis and the Tri Services Workflow for standardized data entry and NCMT was successfully redeployed at NICoE in November 2013.

IBA’s staff supporting the effort was cited by the DHSS Clinical Division for its “no-cost alternative that secured a cost avoidance for the federal government of over $50 million dollars.”

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August 19, 2014

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