Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority www.mahealthconnector.org
Web Site Strategy, Design, and Development
Project Lead: Bob Nevins, Chief Information Officer
Project Description: Massachusetts recently embarked on a first-in-the-nation attempt to implement sweeping health care reform. Legislation was passed in April 2006 that requires all Massachusetts residents to acquire health insurance by Dec. 31, 2007. To help uninsured residents find affordable health care plans, the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, with assistance from Computer Sciences Corp., developed an interactive Web portal, integrating Vignette Application Portal 7.2 with other key technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server databases, Apache HTTP Web Server, Tomcat application server, and various open source developer tools. The team developed migration and configuration control processes for moving app components from environment to environment to complete the Web site, which communicates in real time using Web services and contains links to related systems and sites hosted by other state agencies, contractors, and participating health insurance carriers. To date, 8,200 residents have found affordable insurance through the Connector portal.
Compassion International www.compassion.com
Web to COMPASS: BPM Initiative
Project Lead: Brian Houghtaling, Enterprise Architecture Director
Project Description: Web to COMPASS was launched by Compassion to streamline its sponsor engagement and service processes, enabling the organization to automate data collection, review, and approval for providing assistance to needy children in third-world countries. The project integrates Microsoft BizTalk with Ultimus' BPM suite, tapping the organization's .Net development skills to form an SOA foundation. A home-grown database is used in conjunction with a Cognos LAVA appliance to provide BAM services that help monitor the performance of Web to COMPASS. Compassion's BPM efforts have also reduced the cycle time for processing its more than 475,000 case studies a year from one month to two days.
Industry: Donation Services
Computer Sciences Corp. www.csc.com
Army Logistics Modernization Program
Project Lead: Sheri Thureen, Vice President, CSC Program Manager
Project Description: In collaboration with the U.S. government and SAP, Computer Sciences Corp. developed a Web-based ERP solution as part of the U.S. Army's Logistics Modernization Program. The fully integrated supply chain and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) planning and execution system is built around SAP and is supplemented by components from Sun, Cisco, and HP. The LMP manages $4.5 billion in inventory, processes transactions from 50,000 vendors, and integrates with more than 80 DoD systems to deliver supplies from the factory to the front lines.