IHS Initiates Consultation on OIT Service Catalogue

    On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Michael Weahkee, Indian Health Service (IHS) Acting Director, announced a 45-day Tribal Consultation on the draft IHS Headquarters Information Technology (IT) Service Catalog. The IT Service Catalog will serve as a tool for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) negotiations by describing the current programs, services, functions, and activities (PSFAs) carried out by Headquarters Office of Information Technology (OIT). In addition, it will provide information on how to access OIT support services.

    The recommendation to develop an IT Service Catalog came from the IHS Information Systems Advisory Committee (ISAC). This committee was established to guide the development of a coowned and co-managed Indian health information infrastructure and information systems. The ISAC reviewed and approved the draft IT Service Catalog at their Semi-Annual Meeting on August 10-11, 2016. An electronic copy of the draft Service Catalog is available here.

    For more information about this consultation, click here. Comments on the Draft IT Service Catalogue can be submitted electronically to consultation@ihs.gov on or before August 4, 2017.