The Enterprise Architecture Office (EAO) was looking for a way to establish the first EA program for the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). By doing so, they would not only achieve optimal compliance with state mandates, but chart a path for Health Care Innovation for the State.
When it came to the implementation of Enterprise Architecture, Elyon Strategies would assess the department’s architecture methods, artifacts, culture and environment, determining the EA capability maturity of the organization.
Along with monthly reports, Elyon planned to produce materials for:
After this, Elyon would also train and prepare every member of the DHCS Enterprise Architecture office for their EA certification.
Elyon introduced a number of best practice frameworks and methodologies into the department’s capabilities including the integration of strategy planning, PEAF, TOGAF, as well as doing comprehensive research into MITA 3.0.
Coaching methods and executive strategies were developed for individual executives and branch chiefs.
The Elyon team evaluated reports, assessments and project efforts for some of California's largest IT projects including:
Elyon also advised the CIO and CEA on business improvement, information quality and technology adoption.
During the 2015 MITA State Self-Assessment, Elyon was required to assess the systems and technical capabilities of the department and recommend a strategy for accomplishing business goals.
Elyon guided division chief workshops and produced the “Health Care Innovation Strategy” which won the 2014 Excellence in EA Award from the FEAC Institute and Zachman International.
Elyon also developed DHCS specific EA processes, such as architecture assurance assessments used on larger IT projects such as CA-MMIS System Replacement Project, and provided personal coaching for team leaders, managers and practitioners
The Elyon team worked hard to ensure project milestones and deadlines were met, no matter what.
As part of the training, Elyon guided the EA Office through the EA program vision, principles, risk and governance model. With Elyon’s help, the Technology Architecture Board (TAB) was formed. Over the space of a year, Elyon guided TAB through:
The result was the award-winning “Health Care Innovation Strategy” which established vision, strategy and goals for a 5-10 year strategic plan.
All of the results from Elyon and the Enterprise Architecture team’s efforts were compiled into technical documents explaining all the processes and procedures they went through to achieve:
Elyon wrote and published a few documents that would help unlock this desired transformation, including:
In addition, technical standards, reference architectures, and the Health Care Innovation Strategy Implementation plan was developed to guide efforts over the next five years.
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