BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Civil Service Commission has signed off on a heavily revised proposal revamping information technology services at the state Department of Health and Hospitals.
Unlike a prior plan, there would be no state employee layoffs.
Various IT functions would be spread out among four different entities - DHH, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of New Orleans and a private vendor, Venyu Solutions.
DHH is projecting a $1.12 million savings over three years from the current $37.8 million expense.
DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein said Wednesday the savings are only part of the benefit of the revamped operations, which he said also should help the agency respond more timely to state health care needs.
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