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					                                             2007 MEPRS CONFERENCE AGENDA STRUCTURE
                                                  Theme - MHS Transformation and MEPRS
                 Time                      Monday                                      Tuesday                              Wednesday                                      Thursday
                               Track A                 Track B             Track A                 Track B           Track A          Track B                   Track A                Track B
                 7:30
                         Administrative Remarks and Introductions - Administrative Remarks and Introductions - Administrative Remarks and Introductions - Administrative Remarks and Introductions -
                                     -[Names Redacted]                         - [Names Redacted]                         - [Names Redacted]                         - [Names Redacted]
                 8:00

                                  Keynote - Speaker TBD                                 Plenary                                  Plenary                                    Plenary
                 8:30


                 9:00
                                                                                                                                                            • Clinical FTE and RVU calculations in
                                          Mini-Wisdom                   EAV IV to EASi             Breakout            TMA/MEPRS/Data Quality
                 9:30                                                                                                                                                       MEPRS


                 10:00
                                 Break / Refreshments                         Break / Refreshments                      Break / Refreshments                       Break / Refreshments

                 10:30
                                                Breakout - Newbie -
                                                                                             Reports/Analyses
                               Exhibits          MERPS Structure            Exhibit                                  Breakout               Breakout            Breakout               Breakout
                 11:00                                                                          and Charts
                                                   and Processes

                 11:30


                 12:00


                 12:30


                 13:00
                                                Breakout - Newbie -
                                                                       Business Planning
                            UBU/MEPRS              MEPRS Data                                      Breakout          Breakout               Breakout            Breakout               Breakout
                 13:30                                                       Tools
                                                Quality Implications

                 14:00
                                                Breakout - Newbie -
                         Reports for Managers      Overview of             Breakout                Breakout          Breakout        MEPRS Millionaire          Breakout               Breakout
                 14:30
                                                 Business Objects

                 15:00

                                                                                                                          Service Breakouts                          Service Breakouts
                 15:30

                                   Service Breakouts                            Service Breakouts
                 16:00

                                                                                                                           Service Breakouts                         Closing Statements
                 16:30




                Notes:

                                           Tuesday                                    Wednesday                                 Thursday                                   Thursday
                 10:00


                 10:30


                 11:00
                                           Electives                                   Electives
                                                                                                                DRA DRA         Electives                                  Electives


                 11:30



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                                                                  2005 MEPRS CONFERENCE AGENDA STRUCTURE
                                                              "Depending on Data Quality for Improving Data-based Decisions"
 Time    Monday. August
                                              Tuesday. August 30                                             Wednesday. August 31                                          Thursday, September 1
              29
                               Track A              Track B               Track C             Track A                Track B                  Track C         Track A               Track B              Track C
 7:30
                           Administrative Remarks and Introductions -- [Names Redacted]   Administrative Remarks and Introductions -- [Names Redacted]    Administrative Remarks and Introductions -- [Names Redacted]

 8:00

                            TMA, MEPRS and Data Quality [Name Redacted], Chief
                                                                                                         Tri-Service Business Planning Tool                                DoD/VA Resource Sharing
 8:30                                    Financial Officer, TMA


 9:00
                                                                            MEPRS         Coding Overview                                             MMIG Strategic Plan Summary: MEPRS Vision, Strategies,
                                                                                                                DMHRSi Update -
                          and the MHS Budgeting Process          Represenative, TMA       and Data Quality                        MEPRS vs M2 Data Priorities & Plans
 9:30                                                                                                          Preparing Your MTF
           Newbie Day                Program, Budget & Execution Division                   Implications                                                            [Name Redacted], MEPRS Program Manaer

 10:00
                                              Break / Refreshments                                           Break / Refreshments                                             Break / Refreshments

 10:30
                                                                    ADM in MEPRS - A                             Coding Overview                                                                      CHCS / ADM /
                          Implementation of                                                                                           DMHRSi Update -      EASi - What it        MEPRS Manual
                                                 RVUs in EAS IV        Functional             Exhibits           and Data Quality                                                                    WAM Migration to
 11:00                    APV Enhancements                                                                                           Preparing Your MTF   Means to the MTFs         Update
                                                                       Perspective                                 Implications                                                                         CHCS II

 11:30


 12:00
                                                                                                            Lunch

 12:30


 13:00
                          ADM in MEPRS - A                                                                                             Coding Overview     CHCS / ADM /
                                                Implementation of                                                                                                                EASi - What it       MEPRS Manual
                             Functional                               RVUs in EAS IV      MEPRS vs M2 Data            Exhibits         and Data Quality   WAM Migration to
 13:30                                          APV Enhancements                                                                                                                Means to the MTFs        Update
                             Perspective                                                                                                 Implications        CHCS II

 14:00
                                               ADM in MEPRS - A                                                                                                                  CHCS / ADM /
                                                                     Implementation of DMHRSi Update -                                                     MEPRS Manual                               EASi - What it
                           RVUs in EAS IV         Functional                                             MEPRS vs M2 Data                     Exhibits                          WAM Migration to
 14:30                                                               APV Enhancements Preparing Your MTF                                                      Update                                 Means to the MTFs
                                                  Perspective                                                                                                                      CHCS II
            Service
 15:00     Breakouts

                                                                                                                                                                               Service Breakouts
 15:30

                                               Service Breakouts                                               Service Breakouts
 16:00

                                                                                                                                                                        Closing Statements and MEPRDY
 16:30




Notes:   All presentations are 45 minutes and begin on the hour or half-hour -- allowing 15 minutes for break or change of rooms.

                                                    Tuesday                                                         Wednesday                                                      Thursday
 10:00


 10:30


 11:00
                               Beginning Business Objects: EAS IV Repository I                Advanced Business Objects: EAS IV Repository II
                                                                                                                                               DRAF           Beginning Business Objects: EAS IV Repository I


 11:30
                                                                                                                                                                Require-        Special
   Session                     Synopsis                                       Objectives                         Presenter(s)       Method         Location      ments          Require-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ments

Monday Session
                 Review of "the basics." The               At the end of this presentation, participants will    Jeanie          Lecture and      Auditor- ium Lecturn,        Access to the
                 presentations on "Newbie Day" are         be able to 1) demonstrate an understanding of the     McCleary,       Q&A                           microphone,     internet and
                 intended to provide "entry-level"         background of the MEPRS Program 2) identify           Harold                                        computer with   DMHRSi
                 information for new MEPRS analysts.       the three major elements of MEPRS 3) describe         Cardenas,                                     MS Office       (will need to
                 More seasoned MEPRS analysts may          the MEPRS reporting structure, and 4) describe        Tom Pacholke,                                 software,       have the
                 also find these presentations to be a     the major processes to properly report MEPRS          Nicole Brooks                                 Proxima , &     latest version
                 good review. Presentations will include   Data.                                                                                               screen          of j-Initiator
                 1) Introduction to and Overview of                                                                                                                            loaded).
Newbie Day       MEPRS, 2) Orientation to MEPRS                                                                                                                                A table on
                 Personnel Processing, 3) Orientation to                                                                                                                       stage with
                 MEPRS Financial Structure and                                                                                                                                 four chairs
                 Processes, and 4) Workload Processing.                                                                                                                        with a table
                                                                                                                                                                               skirt across
                                                                                                                                                                               the front and
                                                                                                                                                                               side.


Monday Service Breakouts
              Operational Data Store (ODS) Training.       At the end of the session, participants will have a   Terry Stansberry Lecture, Q&A,                Lecturn,        Internet
              This hand-on training will focus on an       better understanding of the ODS relational                             handouts and                 microphone,     Access and
              overview, navigation, and execution of       database and how to execute queries to answer                          hands-on                     computer with   Business
              canned queries, as well as construction      MTF business needs and produce the financial                           demonstration                MS Office       Objects /
Army Breakout
              of individual queries.                       218 report and the APC Master File.                                                                 software,       Access to the
                                                                                                                                                               Proxima , &     EAS IV
                                                                                                                                                               screen          Repository

              Presentations and discussions will focus     At the end of the Navy break-out session, the       Jane              Lecture, Q&A,                 Lecturn,        Internet
              on the following: IBWA, RVUs,                participants will have had the opportunity to ask Cunningham,         handouts and                  microphone,     Access and
              workload vs coding guidelines (APVs,         questions related to the day's general sessions and Nicole Meyers     demonstration                 computer with   Business
              observation, consults), and external         the presentation given in the Navy breakout                                                         MS Office       Objects /
              resource sharing agreements.                 session, and be able to demonstrate 1) an                                                           software,       Access to the
Navy Breakout
              Participants will have the opportunity to    understanding of specific questions relating to the                                                 Proxima , &     EAS IV
              participate in a question and answer         presentations of that day, and 2) an understanding                                                  screen          Repository
              session.                                     of the answers to the questions that were posed.
                 Presentations and discussions will focus   The objective of this activity is to provide the     TSgt Jody       Lecture, Q&A,                 Lecturn,
                 on 1) RMO Conference update, 2)            opportunity for participants to ask questions both   Callender, USAF handouts and                  microphone,
                 MEPRS and the Commander's Data             about the day's presentations, and Air Force-                        demonstration                 computer with
Air Force        Quality Statement, 3) DMHRSI and 4)        specific issues.                                                                                   MS Office
Breakout         Gunter Updates                                                                                                                                software,
                                                                                                                                                               Proxima , &
                                                                                                                                                               screen

Tuesday Plenary Session
               During this session, participants will be    Upon completion of this presentation,                                  Lecture and    Auditor- ium Lecturn,
               familiarized withTMA programs that           participants will be able to demonstrate an                            Q&A                         microphone,
Keynote        depend on MEPRS data, and the the            understanding of 1) TMA programs that depend         Mr. John                                      computer with
Address: "TMA, importance of MEPRS Data Quality to          on MEPRS data and 2) the importance of               Kokulis, TMA                                  MS Office
MEPRS and      those programs.                              MEPRS data quality to those programs.                Chief Financial                               software,
Data Quality"                                                                                                    Officer                                       Proxima , &
                                                                                                                                                               screen

              During this session, participants will be     Upon completion of this presentation,                                  Lecture and    Auditor- ium Lecturn,
              familiarized with the work and products       participants will be able to 1) demonstrate an                         Q&A                         microphone,
              of the Program, Budget and Execution          understanding of how the MHS budet is                                                              computer with
              Division of the Office of the Chief           developed, 2) identify at least 3 health programs    Representative,                               MS Office
MEPRS and the Financial Officer, and the importance of      for which budgets are developed, 3) list at least    TMA Program,                                  software,
MHS Budgeting MEPRS data in budget planning and             three questions an MTF commander /                   Budget &                                      Proxima , &
Process       execution.                                    commanding officer has to ask with respect to        Execution                                     screen
                                                            financial stewardship, and 4) explain the            Division
                                                            importance of MEPRS and MEPRS data quality
                                                            to budget formulation.

Tuesday Service Breakouts
              Presentation and discussion on the            At the end of this session, participants will have a Burma Barfield    Lecture, Q&A                Lecturn,        Internet
              Global War On Terrorism (GWOT )               better understanding of the GWOT model and                                                         microphone,     Access and
              Model for calculation of GWOT                 how it can be utilized for other initiatives such as                                               computer with   Business
              incremental supply expenses for patient       Business Case Analysis. Participants will also                                                     MS Office       Objects /
Army Breakout
              care.                                         have a better understanding of variable cost and                                                   software,       Access to the
                                                            how to analyze local MEPRS data for improved                                                       Proxima , &     EAS IV
                                                            MEPRS reporting.                                                                                   screen          Repository
              Presentations and discussions will focus        At the end of the Navy break-out session, the       TBD              Lecture, Q&A,                Lecturn,        Internet
              on DMHRSi to include deployment,                participants will have had the opportunity to ask                    handouts and                 microphone,     Access and
              Standard Organizations, required data           questions related to the day's general sessions and                  demonstration                computer with   Business
              clean-up, and the importance of                 the presentation given in the Navy breakout                                                       MS Office       Objects /
              Manpower involovement. Participants             session, and be able to demonstrate 1) an                                                         software,       Access to the
Navy Breakout
              will have the opportunity to participate        understanding of specific questions relating to the                                               Proxima , &     EAS IV
              in a question and answer session.               presentations of that day, and 2) an understanding                                                screen          Repository
                                                              of the answers to the questions that were posed.


                 The daily breakout session primarily will The objective of this activity is to provide the        TSgt Jody       Lecture, Q&A,                Lecturn,
                 focus on MAJCOM meetings.                 opportunity for participants to learn and ask           Callender, USAF handouts and                 microphone,
                                                           questions about MAJCOM-specific issues.                                 demonstration                computer with
Air Force                                                                                                                                                       MS Office
Breakout                                                                                                                                                        software,
                                                                                                                                                                Proxima , &
                                                                                                                                                                screen

Wednesday Plenary Session
Tri-service      The Tri-Service Business Planning            Upon completion of this session, participants will                   Lecture and     Auditor- ium Lecturn,
Business         workgroup was established August 2004        be able to demonstrate an understanding of 1) the                    Q&A                          microphone,
Planning Tool    at the direction of the Service SGs after    reasons a Tri-Service Business Planning Tool was                                                  computer with
                 the MHS Summer Senior Leadership             required, 2) how the Tri-Service Business                                                         MS Office
                 Conference. The purpose of the               Planning workgroup developed the tool, 3) the                                                     software,
                 workgroup was to combine the tools and       data the tool uses for planning, and 4) the                                                       Proxima, &
                 procedures of each Service's business        importance of MERPS data quality for effective                                                    screen.
                 planning process into one Tri-Service        planning using this tool.
                 Tool. From September 2004 through
                 May 2005, the Tri-Service Business
                 Planning workgroup developed, trained,
                 and deployed the Tri-Service tool
                 throughout the MHS. The tool uses
                 volumes of data from the EASIV
                 repository to assist MTFs in determining
                 capacity of providers. The focus of our
                 presentation is to illustrate the tool and
                 how MEPRS/workload data is used in
                 forecasting workload demand and
                 capabilities within the MHS.

                                                                                                                                                                                Table with
                                                                                                                                                                                skirt and 3
                                                                                                                                                                                chairs
Exhibits
                                                           Through review of printed materials and viewing                        Demonstration   Table, chair    Internet
                A hands-on, interactive exhibit created    of on-line tools like MEACS 2.0 and                                    and handouts                    Access
                to introduce attendees to the ever-        MEPRS.Info, participants will gain an
                growing Knowledge Network of               understanding of the latest MEPRS information
                MEPRS. View the latest MEPRS               tools and how to access and use them.
TMA MEPRS       knowledge tools such as; the new
Program Exhibit MEPRS Information Portal, Six Sigma
                workbook, MEPRS Newsletter, Online
                MEWACS, learn about upcoming
                MEPRS Application and Data
                Improvement (MADI) Workshops and
                much more.
DMHRSi, EASi Three systems will be demonstrated at         Following a visit to this booth, individuals will be                   Demonstration   1. (2) Two     Commercial
and PAS         the conference: 1) Defense Medical         able to summarize how RITPO adds strategic                             and handouts    High Speed     internet
                Human Resources System – internet          business value to the Medical Expense                                                  Internet       access.
                (DMHRSi), 2) Expense Assignment            Performance Reporting System (MEPRS) through                                           Connections
                System – Version Four (EAS IV), and 3)     DMHRSi, EAS IV, and CCE.                                                               2. (4)
                Patient Accounting System (PAS) which                                                                                             Electrical
                includes Coding Compliance Editor                                                                                                 Outlets
                (CCE). The Resources Information                                                                                                  3. (8) Stools
                Technology Program Office (RITPO)                                                                                                 4. (2) Garbage
                will provide live demonstrations of                                                                                               cans
                information technology solutions being                                                                                            5. (1) Easel
                acquired and implemented to improve                                                                                               6. Space
                management of the Medical Expense                                                                                                 should be
                Performance Reporting System                                                                                                      around 10' x
                (MEPRS) for the Military Health System.                                                                                           40'




Wednesday Service Breakouts
                Discussions will focus on the FY 06        At the end of this session, participants will have a   Debbie           Lecture, Q&A   Lecturn,        Internet
                guidance. Participants will have the       better understanding of the external resource          Malkovich,       and handouts   microphone,     Access and
                opportunity to participate in a question   sharing initiative, MTF preparation for EASi, the      Mona Bacon,                     computer with   Business
                and answer session.                        stand-alone WMSN-A, FY06 tables, DMHRSi                Harold                          MS Office       Objects /
Army Breakout
                                                           and the operational assessment program.                Cardenas, Jeanie                software,       Access to the
                                                                                                                  McCleary                        Proxima , &     EAS IV
                                                                                                                                                  screen          Repository
              Presentations and discussions will focus        At the end of the Navy break-out session, the       TBD             Lecture, Q&A,                Lecturn,        Internet
              on the SPMS and EAS IV to include               participants will have had the opportunity to ask                   handouts and                 microphone,     Access and
              common issues/errors during month end           questions related to the day's general sessions and                 demonstration                computer with   Business
              processing and Grumpfish reporting.             the presentation given in the Navy breakout                                                      MS Office       Objects /
              Participants will have the opportunity to       session, and be able to demonstrate 1) an                                                        software,       Access to the
Navy Breakout
              participate in a question and answer            understanding of specific questions relating to the                                              Proxima , &     EAS IV
              session.                                        presentations of that day, and 2) an understanding                                               screen          Repository
                                                              of the answers to the questions that were posed.


                   Facility Specific Topics/Best Practices    Upon completion of this activity, participants will TSgt Jody       Lecture, Q&A,                Lecturn,
                                                              be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of     Callender, USAF handouts and                 microphone,
                                                              the best practices across the AFMS                                  demonstration                computer with
Air Force                                                                                                                                                      MS Office
Breakout                                                                                                                                                       software,
                                                                                                                                                               Proxima , &
                                                                                                                                                               screen

Thursday Plenary Sessions
                   This presntation will explore the forces   Following this presentation, participants will be   Mr. Kenneth     Lecture and     Auditor- ium Lecturn,
                   driving DoD / VA resource sharing, the     able to demonstrate an understanding of 1) why      Cox             Q&A                          microphone,
                   future of resource sharing, tools being    we need to capture workload performed as part of                                                 computer with
                   used to measure sharing, and how           resource sharing agreements with the VA, 2) what                                                 MS Office
                   MEPRS data are being used.                 is the future of that sharing (e.g. FHIE, etc.), 3)                                              software,
DoD/VA                                                        how is market planning being done for the                                                        Proxima , &
Resource Sharing                                              regions which includes VA in that planning, and                                                  screen
                                                              4) importance and impact of MEPRS data quality
                                                              in DiD/VA resource sharing.




               During this session, participants will be      Upon completion of this session, participants will    Mr. Patrick   Lecture and     Auditor- ium Lecturn,
               familiarized with the MMIG strategic           be able to 1) articulate the MMIG vision for the      Wesley, TMA   Q&A                          microphone,
               planning process and the products that         MEPRS Program, 2) cite the strategy for               MEPRS                                      computer with
               have resulted from that process. Mr.           achieving that vision, and 3) recount the three top   Program                                    MS Office
MMIG Strategic
               Wesley will present the MMIG vision            MMIG priorities.                                      Manager                                    software,
Plan Summary
               and priorities for the MEPRS program,                                                                                                           Proxima , &
               and the strategies and plans for                                                                                                                screen
               achieving that vision.

Thursday Service Breakouts
              The daily breakout session primarily will The objective of this session is to provide a    Mona Bacon              Q&A                           Lecturn,        Internet
              be a conference wrap-up and question      summary of conference presentations and/or       and Debbie                                            microphone,     Access and
              and answer period.                        issues, and provide the opportunity to ask       Malkovich                                             computer with   Business
                                                        questions regarding conference and Army specific                                                       MS Office       Objects /
Army Breakout
                                                        issues.                                                                                                software,       Access to the
                                                                                                                                                               Proxima , &     EAS IV
                                                                                                                                                               screen          Repository

                Presentations and discussions will focus    At the end of the Navy break-out session, the       Jane             Lecture, Q&A,                 Lecturn,        Internet
                on the FY 06 financial guidance.            participants will have had the opportunity to ask Cunningham,        handouts and                  microphone,     Access and
                Participants will have the opportunity to   questions related to the day's general sessions and Nicole Meyers    demonstration                 computer with   Business
                participate in a question and answer        the presentation given in the Navy breakout                                                        MS Office       Objects /
                session.                                    session, and be able to demonstrate 1) an                                                          software,       Access to the
Navy Breakout
                                                            understanding of specific questions relating to the                                                Proxima , &     EAS IV
                                                            presentations of that day, and 2) an understanding                                                 screen          Repository
                                                            of the answers to the questions that were posed.


                The daily breakout session primarily will The objective of this session is to provide a         TSgt Jody       Lecture, Q&A,                  Lecturn,
                be a conference wrap-up and question      summary of conference presentations and/or            Callender, USAF handouts and                   microphone,
                and answer period.                        issues, and provide the opportunity to ask                            demonstration                  computer with
Air Force                                                 questions regarding conference and Air Force-                                                        MS Office
Breakout                                                  specific issues.                                                                                     software,
                                                                                                                                                               Proxima , &
                                                                                                                                                               screen

                   Incorporated an "OnLine
                Answer: “This isInto"OnLine Tools…"
                  Incorporated Into innovative and fun      The objective of this activity is to tap into the   Mr. Patrick      Activity         Auditor- ium Lecturn,        Computer
                way to show off your MEPRS                  competitive spirit between Services, but also to    Wesley, and      modeled after                 microphone,     with mouse
                expertise .” Question: “What is             challenge all participants to ponder thought-       Teams from the   the popular TV                computer with   (not touch
Closing
                MEPRDY? !”                                  provoking questions about topics presented          Army, Navy and   game show                     MS Office       pad!!),
Statements &
                                                            throughout the week.                                Air Force        "Jeopardy"                    software,       projector
“MEPRDY”
                                                                                                                                                               Proxima , &
                                                                                                                                                               screen

Classroom Sessions
               This session will explore the                At the conclusion of this presentation,             TBA              Lecture,                      Lecturn,
               implementation of APV enhancements,          participants will be able to demonstrate an                          demonstration                 microphone,
  Session 01 - looking at processing changes and the        understanding of 1) the different elements of the                    and Q&A                       computer with
Implementation benefits of the enhancements to data         APV enhancements, 2) the processing changes                                                        MS Office
    of APV     analysts and managers.                       associated with those enhancements, and 3) how                                                     software,
 Enhancements                                               the enhancements impact how they perform their                                                     Proxima , &
                                                            jobs.                                                                                              screen
Session 02 –     This session will explore how to “Tune   At the end of this session, the participants will be Ms. Charlene C.   Lecture,           Lecturn,
Measuring Cost, Up” and “Test Drive” ADM and              able to improve data quality through application Colon, SAIC,          demonstration      microphone,
Quality and      MEPRS for Maximum Performance            of their understanding of 1) the relationships and Fort Bragg NC       and Q&A.           computer with
Performance in                                            differences between Visits as defined by MEPRS                         Slides and         MS Office
DoD Healthcare -                                          and Encounters processed by ADM and CHCS II,                           checklists to be   software,
 ADM and                                                  2) Downstream Impacts of key data elements that                        provided.          Proxima , &
MEPRS                                                     drive Provider Relative Value Units (RVU),                                                screen
                                                          Prospective Payment System calculations and
                                                          Primary Care Provider RVU/FTE, 3) MEPRS
                                                          related CHCS II experiences, and 4) Approaches
                                                          to utilize the data to “Drive” improved capture
                                                          processes.


Session 03 --  This session presents a detailed look at   At the end of this presentation, participants will   Ms. Deirdre       Lecture / slides   Lecturn,
RVUs in EAS IV the development of and the differences     be able to:                                          Baker, SRA,       and Q&A            microphone,
               between the RVU weights used in EAS        1. describe the MHS RVU derivation process.          TMA MEPRS                            computer with
               IV, CHCS, and M2                           2. delineate the differences between RVUs used       Program Office                       MS Office
                                                          in EAS IV, CHCS, and M2.                             Support                              software,
                                                          3. identify modifiers used by DoD.                                                        Proxima , &
                                                          4. explain how coding practices affect RVU                                                screen
                                                          weight assignment.


                 A quick overview to understand the       At the end of the session, the participant will be   LtCol Jeanne    Lecture and          Lecturn,
                 alphabet soup of RVU, RWP, CPT,          able to demonstrate a basic understanding of 1)      Yoder, Uniform Q&A                   microphone,
  Session 04 -
                 HCPCS, ICD, PE, DRG, APC, CMS, as        various data collection and measurement tools; 2)    Business Office                      computer with
    Coding
                 well as YOU’VE GOT TO BE                 the similarities and differences of the CMS and      Manager                              MS Office
 Overview and
                 KIDDING. Learn how others are using      MHS RVU tables; 3) how using the wrong tool                                               software,
 Data Quality
                 MEPRS data in conjunction with other     will make a really bad decision look good.                                                Proxima , &
  Implications
                 workload measures to make decisions.                                                                                               screen

                 This session will explore the many       Upon completion of this presentation,             Mr. Herb       Lecture, Q&A             Lecturn,
                 differences between MEPRS data in        participants will be able to 1) demonstrate an    Escobar, Axiom and hand outs            microphone,
                 MEPRS and the M2, and how that data      understanding of the differences between what                                             computer with
                 are used.                                MEPRS data elements are in EAS IV and the M2,                                             MS Office
 Session 05 -                                             2) explain reasons why the data are different, 3)                                         software,
MEPRS vs M2                                               describe the different purposes for which MEPRS                                           Proxima , &
     Data                                                 data in EAS IV and the M2 are used, and 4) list                                           screen
                                                          key references available to aid in understanding
                                                          data differences.
               In this session, participants will learn to   At the end of this session, participants will be      Ms. Jeanie        Lecture and     Lecturn,
               ensure data quality with the                  able to demonstrate an understanding of 1)What        McCleary,         Q&A             microphone,
               implementation of DMHRSi by                   MEPRS personnel need to accomplish prior to           Army MEPRS                        computer with
               reviewing lessons learned                     DMHRSi implementation; 2) lessons learned             Program Office                    MS Office
               from implementation at three Army             from previous deployment; 3) Where to go                                                software,
               sites. This session will provide useful       for information on DMHRSi; 4) The importance                                            Proxima , &
 Session 06 -  tools to make the transition easier on        of the timecard approver in ensuring data quality.                                      screen
   DMHRSi      MEPRS personnel and MTF staff
   Update --   members; show where to go for
Preparing Your information on DMHRSi; provide hints
     MTF       on how to prepare and translate your
               MEPRS data into DMHRSi
               language; review the steps to successful
               implementation and discuss the role of
               the timecard approver.


                This presentation will provide an            At the end of this session, the participant will be   Ms. Audrey        Lecture and     Lecturn,
                overview of technical changes related to     able to demonstrate an understanding of 1) the        Heil, Principal   Q&A             microphone,
                the upcoming EAS IV version, 3.1. This       architecture changes inherent to EAS IV version       Consultant                        computer with
                application will replace the current EAS     3.1, 2) the testing and deployment timeline           Expense                           MS Office
 Session 07 -
                IV client-server architecture with a web-    related to EAS IV version 3.1, 3) how these           Assignment                        software,
EASi -- What it
                enabled application utilizing an Oracle      technical changes will affect day-to-day              System,                           Proxima , &
Means for Your
                database.                                    processing of EAS IV data, and 4) the training        Resources                         screen
    MTF
                                                             plan associated with EAS IV 3.1.                      Information
                                                                                                                   Technology
                                                                                                                   Program Office

              By providing a perspective of the              At the end of this session, participants will be      Mr. Andrew        Lecture, Q&A    Lecturn,
              Information Management “Portfolio”             able to demonstrate an understanding of 1) the        Cornell, TMA      and hand outs   microphone,
              and especially focusing on Manage the          (IM) requirements development process, 2) their       Information                       computer with
              Business Capabilities, this session will       role as a functional user in driving the              Management                        MS Office
 Session 08 -
              afford attendees a view of where IT            requirements for developing information               Office                            software,
CHCS / ADM /
              system interfaces might be expected in         systems,3) the timing and life cycle of current                                         Proxima , &
WAM Migration
              the future and of how they might               legacy systems (and their replacement), and,                                            screen
  to CHCS II
              develop and use these tools to assure          specifically, 4) what reasonable changes might be
              their success.                                 anticipated in the Cost and Workload Accounting
                                                             Functionality.
               During this session, the MEPRS Manual       Upon completion of this presentation,               Ms. Cynthia      Lecture / slides              Lecturn,
               (6010.13-M) Interactive Website will be    participants will be able to demonstrate an          Barrett, Perot   and Q&A                       microphone,
               described, and the strategy or process     understanding of 1) the process being used to        Systems, TMA                                   computer with
               used by TMA to update the current DoD      update the MEPRS Manual, 2) the current status       MEPRS                                          MS Office
 Session 09 -
               6010.13-M explained. The current status    of the revision, and 3) the next steps required to   Program Office                                 software,
MEPRS Manual
               of the revisions to the DoD 6010.13-M      meet the coordination timeline for the DoD           Support                                        Proxima , &
Update Process
               will be reviewed, to include input         6010.13-M.                                                                                          screen
               previously received from participant's.


Hands-On Sessions
                 Hands-on session focusing on proper      Upon competion of this session, participants will    CharleeAnne      Hands-on           Computer   Proxima (with      Business
                 interpretation and application of        be able to 1) successfully interpret and apply the   Wunderlin, SRA   training, using    Room       remote             Objects and
                 MEPRS data in the EAS IV Repository.     EAS IV Repository class matrix that details          and Cindy        the EAS IV                    control),          Access to the
                 The contents of select EAS IV            which classes can and cannot be combined, 2)         Vasquez, SRA     Repository                    printed            EAS IV
                 Repository classes are explained using   understand the basics of Business Objects, 3)                                                       materials, two     Repository
                 exercises and demonstrations.            differentiate across the various EAS IV                                                             chairs at the
   EAS IV
                 Prerequisites: The Beginning MADI        Repository classes and distinguish what type of                                                     front of room
 Repository I:
                 class requires only that participants    MEPRS data are contained in key classes, and 4)                                                     for instructors,
  Navigating
                 have a working knowledge of              given specific scenarios and data requirements,                                                     lectern/desk
 Through the
                 computers; for instance, maneuvering     build and execute EAS IV Repository queries that                                                    at front of
  Repository*
                 through programs with a mouse.           satisfy varying report needs.                                                                       room
                 Previous experience with Business
                 Objects is not required, nor is
                 familiarity with the EASIV
                 Repository.
                   Hands-on session offering advanced         Upon completion of this session, participants will   CharleeAnne      Hands-on          Computer   Proxima (with      Business
                   Business Objects tips and techniques       be able to 1) link reports, 2) write prompts, 3)     Wunderlin, SRA   training, using   Room       remote             Objects and
                   useful while using the EAS IV              create new variables, 4) imbed calculations, 5)      and Cindy        the EAS IV                   control),          Access to the
                   Repository for MEPRS data analyses.        effectively use the slice and dice feature, and 6)   Vasquez, SRA     Repository                   printed            EAS IV
                   Also presented are value-added EAS IV      create imbedded graphs.                                                                            materials, two     Repository
                   metrics and analyses useful in data                                                                                                           chairs at the
                   quality evaluation or management                                                                                                              front of room
    EAS IV         decision-making. Prerequisites: The                                                                                                           for instructors,
 Repository II:    Advanced MADI class requires a                                                                                                                lectern/desk
   Advanced        good understanding of Business                                                                                                                at front of
   Business        Objects. The participant should be                                                                                                            room
  Objects and      very comfortable with creating and
    Metrics*       refreshing queries prior to taking this
                   class. The participant should be
                   familiar with the classes in the EASIV
                   Repository in order to focus on
                   advanced techniques of creating
                   complex EASIV Repository reports.


*These sessions are “elective” – not part of the four-track structure

				
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