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Business Function Framework Overview and Business Architecture Repository Demonstration. Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA), Strategic Investment Management (SIM), Business Architecture (BA), Business Reference Architecture (BRA).

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business function framework overview and business architecture repository demonstration

Business Function Framework Overview and Business Architecture Repository Demonstration

Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA), Strategic Investment Management (SIM), Business Architecture (BA), Business Reference Architecture (BRA)

Donna Marcum, BRA Unit Lead

March 13, 2014

agenda
Agenda
  • VHA Business Architecture Alignment
  • VHA Business Reference Architecture Unit
  • VHA Business Function Framework overview
  • VHA Business Architecture Repository overview and demonstration
vha business reference architecture unit
VHA Business Reference Architecture Unit

Roles:

  • Provides the Business Function Framework (BFF) / Business Reference Model (BRM) which is used as the context for categorizing, planning and aligning business processes, information models and business requirements and other business primitives
  • Maintains the VHA Business Architecture Repository (BAR) in order to support sound IT and program decision-making by providing impact reports generated by aligning primitives under stringent mapping guidelines
  • Supports development of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) including preparing the architectural environment for vertical, horizontal and other analytical views, especially to identify redundancies

Key Products:

  • VHA BFF / BRM
  • Quarterly update of the BAR (primitives, mappings and impact reports)
  • Integrated DoD/VA Business Reference Model (iBRM), developed as part of the iEHRInitiative

VHABusiness Architecture

VHA Business Reference Model

(Business Function Framework)

vha business function framework overview
VHA Business Function Framework Overview

The VHA Business Function Framework (BFF) is a business reference model that represents the VA business functions necessary to deliver health care

VHA BFF

OneVA Segment Architecture View

vha business function framework overview cont
VHA Business Function Framework Overview (cont.)
  • VHA BFF comprises one Segment-level component and seven Line of Business-level components
  • VHA BFF describes all VHA business functions but it does not include organizations, programs, processes or applications
what s the value of the vha bff
What’s the Value of the VHA BFF?
  • The BFF provides:
  • A comprehensiveview of VA health care business functions
  • A way to categorize and prioritize VHA activities
  • A bridge between the VHA’s strategy and its technology resources
  • A hub for VHA business architecture components, linking multiple internal and external artifacts/products
  • Support for collaborative efforts with agency partners
vha business architecture repository release overview
VHA Business Architecture Repository Release Overview
  • The VHA Business Architecture Repository (BAR) Release is a Microsoft Excel workbook published on a quarterly basis, located on a VHA BA SharePoint website
  • The VHA BAR Release consists of multiple components:
    • Table of Contents
    • Release Notes (tab descriptions and
    • changes since the last release)
    • Glossary of Terms
    • Lists
    • Direct Mappings
    • Derived Relationships
    • Informational Documents
vha business architecture repository release overview cont
VHA Business Architecture Repository Release Overview (cont.)

VHA BAR December 2013 Release Table of Contents

navigating the vha bar
Navigating the VHA BAR

Click on any of the links in the VHA BAR Release Table of Contents to access lists, direct mappings, derived relationship reports and informational documents

Click on any of the tabs in the VHA BAR Release to access the table of contents, release notes, glossary, direct mappings, derived relationship reports and informational documents

what s the value of the vha bar
What’s the Value of the VHA BAR?
  • The VHA BAR Release serves as a single access point to multiple Business Architecture products and artifacts, including: VA/VHA Strategies, VHA Program Inventory, VHA IT Projects, VHA applications, architectural mappings and informational documents like the VHA BFF Supplement
  • The VHA BAR Release demonstrates relationships between VHA Business Architecture artifacts and supports business analysis, reporting and decision making
questions
Questions
  • Email the BRA Team at VHA10P2ESIMBABRA@va.gov
    • Or contact Donna Marcum at Donna.Marcum@va.gov