"VIReC Data Investigation: VETSNET
File," Hines, IL: U.S.
, a suite of applications, provides the core technology in support of end-to-end claims processing services charged to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).
is the system used to store information about veterans benefits.
VBA databases available at the time of our database query included the CP and VETSNET data repositories of enrollees for any veteran benefit .
All databases contained records for only a minority of women veterans age 65 or older, with CP/ VETSNET and DEERS having significantly smaller proportions than NED (p < 0.001).
VA has also been working to modernize the delivery of benefits through its development of VETSNET
, but the pace of progress has been discouraging.
GAO reviewed (1) whether VA's proposed business and enabling functions provide the management tools necessary to start the process for implementing VA's enterprise architecture; (2) how veterans have benefited from the VETSNET
Program; (3) what must be done to assure successful implementation of the Federal Health Information Exchange (FHIE); and (4) whether VA can realistically implement HealtheVet-Vista by the end of 2005.