Thursday, May 15, 2008

Is this English? Translation Please

05/14/08 -- 10:45 AM

SI to support Indian Health Services tech initiatives

By David Hubler

http://www.washingtontechnology.com/online/1_1/32801-1.html

SI International Inc. will provide information technology services to the Indian Health Service (IHS) under a three-year contract worth about $11 million. (is this an Indian company? $11 million, hope that's not coming out of the money for Health services - wow is this a $900.00 toilet seat or what, $11 million over 3 YEARS; no wonder there are so many denied contract claims - I think some enterprising young Indian on the local level could do this for less)

Under the terms of the award, SI International will assist the service, a division of the Health and Human Services Department, implement the IHS IT Enterprise Life Cycle Project Management and Information Enterprise Architecture initiatives.

SI’s services will include enterprise architecture, project planning, project schedule development and tracking, and requirements definition and management. It also will assist with scenario-based test planning, earned value tracking, capital planning and investment control, and technical and nontechnical documentation development. (what in the world is all this? enterprise architecture, medical jargon for what?; earned value tracking, good grief, is that medical value of services used or something?)

IHS seeks to improve the quality of health care of American Indians and Alaska Natives, expand their access to specialty medical services, reduce medical errors and modernize administrative functions.

SI International, of Reston, Va., ranks No. 44 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

(I think this is code talk for we're going to digitize the IHS medical records, however, I'm not sure. Could be code talk for *we're going to make money off the Indians again. Wow, $11 million would go a long ways in getting us an Indian clinic in Orange County, CA)