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Rapid MES Assessments

No matter what is motivating your Medicaid Enterprise System journey – be it transformation, modernization, evolution, or compliance, rapid assessments help understand what has happened, current status, and defensible strategies for improvement. Assessments take on many forms – some that are specific to an industry, and others that are universal – but they provide the foundational understanding of progress against objectives and benchmarks. Usually, project leadership hires a team of consultants who walk on to a project site with little knowledge of the goals, objectives or status of the project. 

Using a generic or lightly modified checklist, they manually read through documentation, hold interviews with some stakeholders and then intuit some high-level finding themes and specific recommendations based on the limited information they have. Project leadership must have a good deal of trust for the consultancy as trying to justify each finding and recommendation is difficult with limited information.

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Elyon provides rapid, comprehensive, model-driven assessment services – we can often do in 5 weeks what it takes months for others to do. We have a team of experts that understand the nuances of the industries and solutions that we support. We are able to complete the document review and findings analysis with the assistance of our digital assistant CADETSM that greatly reduces the manual effort required to consume, map, understand, analyze, diagram, and report on the baseline data. Plus, you get a fact-based, comprehensive, accurate and precise, model-driven, tailored knowledge base that can be queried and updated. Even better, it persists. CADETSM won’t retire or take vacations so it can be reused over and over without missing a beat. Your investment in the assessment is also the first step of your modernization.

Elyon’s suite of assessments include:

Platform Assessment | Elyon Strategies

Enterprise Modernization Readiness Index (eMRI)

Your organization’s readiness to tackle a modernization initiative

Technology Selection

See how well a technology or approach matches up with your vision and goals

Organizational / operational risk assessment

How well your organization is performing and any pitfalls that may lay before you

Platform Assessment | Elyon Strategies

Budget Assessment 

How large does your budget need to be? Do the dollars align appropriately to vendors and state staff needs over your entire roadmap timeline?

Requirements and Procurement Assessments

Do you have the right requirements in your RFP? Or did you get responses back and want to know how well they align to your ask?

Program / Portfolio Health Check and Risk Assessments

How well your imminent or in-flight project is going – do you have the right people; do you have the right governance and processes? And how does your technology stack up?

Platform Assessment | Elyon Strategies

Forensic assessments

Uh oh – something went wrong.  Determine what happened and why so it doesn’t happen again

Custom Designed Assessments

Our model-based approach allows for significant flexibility and reusability of best practices, standards and
architectures.  And if we can model it, we can provide an assessment and options


CADET℠, Elyon’s AI-fueled Sidekick

CADET℠ AI-fueled Sidekick | Elyon Strategies

Elyon’s delivery team includes CADET, a semi-supervised digital assistant, which increases the breadth and depth of the analysis the project team is able to provide. CADET can also be used as an enterprise knowledgebase to store each of the onboarded documents, the specific metadata that was gleaned from each, and the analyses that came from the project. CADET supports the team’s model-driven approach to map pieces of documents to framework item in the business, information and technology architectures of the project, and tracks changes and maturity progress throughout the project. CADET provides visualizations and reports in the perspectives and formats that support strategy and validation sessions with executives and management. 

At the end of the project, CADET generates a comprehensive documentation mapping, and stands ready to pick up right where it left off in the project or agency’s next initiative. 

Transformatiom Starts Here

Transformation starts here

Elyon Strategies is a management consulting firm specializing in enterprise business design. Our purpose is to see executive burdens lessened, organizational order increased, with leaders and their organizations having more hope, more success, less despair, and human need being met.

Our Vision is to be your most trusted advisor as you seek to arrive at your full potential. We know your unique business, deliver insightful strategies, build great designs, and skillfully navigate the road ahead together.

We inspire leaders to transform complexity into enterprise success.

"I have read a lot of vendor material in my time, and found this [Assessment] to be first class. It was very thorough, very specific, and has been, is currently, and will continue to be most helpful as I move forward with a related project for that Agency. Very high quality."
— Representative from a large state department

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Carl Engel is a Business and IT visionary with 30+ years of experience including Health and Human Services, Revenue, Finance and Technology. Teaching advanced technology, architecture and framework courses on 4 continents.
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