TIAG experts have enjoyed tremendous intrinsic reward over the past decade providing architecture support to military and enterprise medicine. During the last ten years, enterprise healthcare organizations, including military medicine, the VA and others, have come to embrace architecture as the implementing paradigm for accomplishing transformation of healthcare systems that must be enabled by information. Architecture provides a coherent approach for evolving and implementing a sound framework for all enterprise information systems.
TIAG architects have substantially contributed to this architecture-enabled transformation over the past decade for a variety of large, complex enterprises. Ten years ago, TIAG was called upon by the Army Medical Department Chief Information Officer (AMEDD CIO) to introduce the first-ever enterprise implementation of Enterprise and Operational architecture under the CIO e-business planning initiative. Today, TIAG architects working at the US Army provide complete enterprise systems and operational architecture in supporting all enterprise systems for the US Army medical department.
TIAG architects have also been in the vanguard for introducing and accomplishing training delivery for service oriented architecture (SOA) design principles into Military Health Systems (MHS) programs. In support of the MHS Defense Business Certification (DBC) Program, TIAG staff principals provide expert business and systems analyst support review, of all information systems architecture approaches proposed to the MHS CIO, for DBC program accreditation within military medicine.
Today, TIAG principals lead standards panels for utilizing enterprise architecture techniques under the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) initiative sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
We continue to embed sound approaches to major systems development through the use of all aspects of architecture as an expert core competency of our organization. Our staff is thoroughly credentialed in achieving Department of Defense Architectural Framework (DoDAF) conformance using DoDAF prescribed models (including all V2 approaches) and Fit-for-Purpose views to support agile systems development and framework conceptualization. TIAG expertise in architecture is an authentic "outreach tool" of informaticists in supporting their systems customers.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) chose TIAG to provide Information Technology (IT) Portfolio/Program Management and Governance, along with Enterprise Architecture support for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Guidance (OSPG). Advancing the HHS goal for a fully integrated department, TIAG supports the OCIO by facilitating a rigorous program management framework that converges IT strategy, policy and governance into an actionable way forward — optimizing IT investments on behalf of the overall HHS mission.
USAMITC provides Information Management/Information Technology products and services to support over 50,000 customers in the Army Medical Department (AMEDD), the Military Health System (MHS), and the Department of Defense (DoD). Before 2005, systems architecture had been performed on an ad-hoc basis and was ill-governed. To meet this challenge, TIAG assembled a team that was visionary, had expert architecture skills, could relate to users and project managers, and was respected enough to be able to affect a culture change.