Covered California asked TrueCourse if a Geographic Information System (GIS) could be developed that overlayed census bureau information with input from all the QHP applicants. The challenge was that this had to be done with no budget for software and within three months.
As California was implementing their version of an on-line healthcare exchange for the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), they had to review which healthcare providers qualified to sell their insurance products on the exchange. Such factors as coverage of poverty-stricken areas, number of care clinics, price, and number of doctors in their network were all considered to determine the range of qualified healthcare providers (QHPs).
TrueCourse leveraged our extreme flexibility with coding languages, systems and business processes to identify a solution that would meet the deadline and the cost contraints, but that would also deliver dependable quality. We set a standard submission process for QHPs, found the needed census bureau layers, geocoded addresses in Google Fusion tables, developed custom code on Google App Engine and interfaced with Google Maps API.
CoveredCal had a live GIS solution for California residents in less than three months. With the standard submission process set for QHPs, updates occurred in seconds. Leveraging Google's infrastructure, APIs and tools, we were able to build on a trusted foundation. And, finally, CoveredCal was able to present ad-hoc visualizations to support intelligent business decisions using our custom menuing features.
Healthcare and Human Services
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