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SLI Presenting at the 2014 MESC Conference

Thursday, July 10, 2014   (0 Comments)
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SLI Global Solutions is pleased to be sponsoring and presenting at the 2014 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) August 18th – 21st, 2014 in Denver, CO. MESC has adopted the tagline “Moving Mountains with Medicaid Technology” for this year’s conference that will be attended by thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share ideas and information related to Medicaid systems and initiatives in the Mile High City.

“SLI is thrilled that MESC is coming to Denver, home to SLI’s corporate headquarters”, remarked Steve Esposito, SLI’s Senior Vice President for Government Solutions. “Medicaid programs across the nation are continuing their transformation to be more efficient, client-centric and outcome focused, and technology plays a critical role as an agent for successful transformation. SLI looks forward to participating at 2014 MESC as a corporate sponsor and presenter at two industry sessions that are highly relevant to successful Medicaid technology initiatives.”

Oversight of Agile Software Development Projects While many Medicaid IT projects have embraced iterative software development approaches, like Agile, most state and federal oversight of these projects are rooted in assessing work products from the traditional waterfall approach, creating an inherent and potentially disruptive disconnect. SLI’s Steven Esposito, along with Director of Operations for Government Solutions, Robert Tafoya, will be presenting at 2014 MESC on Agile Software Development in a regulated environment.

The session will address how to use a tailored IV&V/QA methodology to accommodate Agile work products in a manner that meets federal requirements without placing an unwanted administrative burden on the Agile Development Team or compromising the integrity of the oversight process. RFP Clarity to Improve Medicaid Procurements The success or failure of a Medicaid IT project can often be traced to the procurement process and the published Request for Proposal that is used to procure IT services and solutions from the Medicaid IT vendor community.

Frequently, states and vendors end up with very different perspectives on what exactly an RFP is procuring, which can result in vendors submitting responses that are out of sync with the State’s expectations. Dave Jennings, SLI’s Director of Business Development for Government Solutions, will be presenting at an MESC session titled A 60 Minute Approach to a Mature RFP Development Model. Dave’s presentation will address how clarity, or lack of it, in the RFP language can influence how vendors respond to real and perceived risks.

About SLI Global Solutions: Since 1996, SLI Global Solutions has been helping customers manage their technology risks and investments. SLI has earned an ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management Systems and ISO 17025 accreditation for all laboratory work. We provide software testing, quality assurance (QA), and independent verification and validation (IV&V) for government agency and commercial clients that are based upon our proprietary quality management framework, SQM3. SLI Global Solutions is a nationally recognized partner with State and Local Government agencies and has worked extensively with CMS and State Medicaid agencies to provide IV&V, QA, and Testing services to mission critical Medicaid IT projects. SLI’s recent Medicaid portfolio includes oversight of MMIS replacement projects in Iowa, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Washington. SLI brings a deep understanding of MITA and CMS Certification requirements and processes. Additionally, SLI is experienced in performing MITA State Self-Assessments and ICD-10 assessments. SLI has been authorized by the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator as an Accredited Test Lab (ONC-ATL) to perform complete Electronic Health Record (EHR) and/or EHR Module testing. SLI has conducted over 100 accreditation tests of EHR systems. We invite you to stop by booth #33 at 2014 MESC in Denver and our website at:

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