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APNewsBreak: Oregon to review another IT project

March 8, 2014 • Business


FILE – This Dec. 10, 2013, file photo shows Dr. Bruce Goldberg, acting head of Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange, at a news conference at Cover Oregon headquarters in Durham, Ore. More than five months after Oregon’s botched health-insurance exchange failed to go live, concern is mounting for another, less visible state IT project that was built in conjunction with the exchange, using the same technology. Officials say they are about to launch a formal review of the so-called modernization program, a multimillion-dollar Department of Human Services project meant to improve online access to public benefits, to see if it hides serious flaws similar to those of the Cover Oregon exchange. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than five months after Oregon’s botched health-insurance exchange failed to go live, concern is mounting for another, less visible state IT project that was built in conjunction with the exchange, using the same technology.

Officials say they are about to launch a formal review of the so-called modernization program, a multimillion-dollar Department of Human Services project meant to improve online access to public benefits, to see if it hides serious flaws similar to those of the Cover Oregon exchange.

The exchange was once a part of modernization, and both projects were designed by the same technology contractor, Oracle Corp., on a foundation of the same Oracle software and hardware.

The state has since blamed Oracle for Cover Oregon’s fiasco, including critical issues with its website coding. What’s not known is Login to read more

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