Modis repairs WICNet program, automates department services

Client Overview: Commonwealth of Virginia

This international financial services provider is one of the largest in the world. The company is made up of an international network of strong brands with first-class products and brings together the expertise of specialists in the fields of property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, asset management and banking.

The Modis Solution: Salvage failed project, integrate new hardware and software

The Virginia Department of Health provides a wide variety of health-related services to the people of Virginia. Their mission is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health by emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, and environmental protection. The Virginia WIC Program is the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. It is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is operated through local health departments as well as satellite and mobile clinics in Virginia.

The department hired another firm to develop and install an automated check-issuing system that had the tracking capabilities required by the federal government. The department also wanted this system to have on-site printing capabilities. The WICNet program, which was never fully developed, was implemented and later abandoned five years later.

Modis assembled a team of consultants (including a WIC Analytical Specialist) to reverse engineer the abandoned project. Our consultants also used Developer, Designer, Oracle, PVCS and Test Director to develop this project. The team also developed a call-tracking system using MS Access. In four months, the Modis team began rolling out a limited version of the properly working application. Modis also staffed a traveling team of two hardware and software PC Integration Specialists to insure proper installation of the WICNet program.

Modis has provided IT resources services for numerous Virginia agencies including the Department of Social Services, Department of Health, Department of Taxation, Department of Transportation, Department of Information Technology, Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, Department of Rehabilitative Services, Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Virginia Compensation Board and Department of Juvenile Justice.

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