5 MARCH 2014, MALAYSIA – Efforts to establish a paperless government are on its way as Malaysia spearheads a study on developing public-sector wide enterprise architecture (EA).
Dubbed as the 1GovEA Framework this is a bold step to establish a common EA framework and development methodology to be adopted by the public sector. This will foster:
1) streamlining of Information Communication Technology (ICT) architecture
2) identifying opportunities for ICT infrastructure consolidation,
3) creating common framework for achieving interoperability of Government systems and
4) establishing Whole-of-Government (WoG) Public Service concept in the Public Sector.
However this would not include the EA of individual Ministries/Agencies or sector.
An assessment of the current Enterprise Architecture Capability Maturity and Change Readiness across the Public Sector are key activities in this study. These was said to help facilitate future changes in preparation for the framework development.
“This is exciting as it has created awareness of EA and the use of it,” said Dr. Fazilah Alaudin, Deputy Director, Telehealth Division, Ministry of Health.
Dr. Allaudin is one of the work group in this initiative that will run for the next nine months.
Though headed by the public sector, it is hoped that the industry will garner support on the planned EA.
“Health sector would be a unique entity as we are moving towards public private integration”, she added.
Malaysia is one among countries moving towards their EA agenda along with Mongolia and Singapore.
Dr Alvin Marcelo
Medical Informatics Unit
University of the Philippines Manila
547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita
Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin
Health System Research Institute
National Health Building
88/39 Tiwanon 14 Road,
Ms Aliyah Lou Evangelista
National Telehealth Center
National Institutes of Health
University of the Philippines