Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
T&T provided services to support VHA's Employee Education System (EES) Next Generation initiative in its programmatic oversight responsibilities on multiple complex information technology development, modernization and enhancement programs and projects. The functional areas of expertise required include Project Management, Web Development, Content Management, Graphics Creation, Technical Writing, and Quality Assurance.
T&T supported the VHA EES in the development of a VA myEES Portal that that provides a central access point for information related to medical modeling and simulation. The Portal provides a central repository for simulation scenarios that can be downloaded and utilized by simulation centers throughout the world, and provides a consolidated library of simulation-related medical literature and education. Portal tools are available over the VA network or via mobile applications through the EES Mobile Apps Portal pages. The portal is capable of hosting serious medical games, links to Sim-related smartphone applications, and links to important Sim-related IT solutions currently in development. We developed and managed the deployment of the myEES e-Learning Portal and SimLearnU system by creating synergies with internal assets like Video Broadcasting, Web and Graphics Development, Project Management, and Simulation Training.
Our team also supported the creation/development of the VA-Virtual Medical Center (VA-VMC), which presents a virtual world environment in which a computer-generated avatar represents the patient or provider as they utilize the virtual world to access medical information, meet and collaborate on medical topics of interest, and deliver/receive virtual classroom instruction on any number of medical topics.
T&T customized SharePoint 2013 to provide a central access point for information related to medical modeling and simulation for VA employees. The Portal was developed using SharePoint 2013, Google Search Appliance, iDashboard, and a SQL 2008 backend database.
The team was also responsible for training as well as providing the necessary support to assist information system stakeholders/users at all levels, facilitate problem reporting, and provide direct and on-call Tier I, II, and III support to the customer base and their support centers as appropriate.