Partner Requirements

Handle an unexpected issue

MedAsset's in-house IT team could not lose focus of their priority deliverables in favor of a short-term project.

Software Development Skills

Project required a team that also had high-level experience in software and application development.

company culture integration

Nature of project required compatibility between outsourced and in-house teams. Onshore was like part of the family!

Background

MedAssets is a healthcare performance improvement company with over 3,200 employees in 15 locations across the U.S. MedAssets provides a multitude of services to many different health-based clients, including:

 

  • 180 health systems 4,400 hospitals (4 out of 5 major U.S. hospitals are clients)
  • 100,000 non-acute health systems (small clinics & private practices)
  • payers and healthcare information vendors

 

CMS Reliance

As a robust, highly technical organization, MedAssets relies heavily on a contract management system (CMS). The MedAssets CMS is the cornerstone of their business — enabling them to reduce total cost-of-care, enhance operational efficiency, align clinical delivery, and improve revenue performance for their clients.

Challenges

Microsoft discontinued their Silverlight framework in 2012 in favor of ASP.NET MVC. MedAssets needed a way to convert their CMS front-end from Silverlight to ASP.NET MVC without sidelining other development projects.

 

MedAssets sought an outside development team that could produce high-quality software in a timely and cost-effective manner. Additionally, they sought individuals that would integrate with their in-house staff as if they were part of the MedAssets family.

Project Outcomes

Onshore created a front-end system that interfaces with the MedAssets CMS to search, view, and update information on a daily basis for MedAssets business users. Onshore teams utilized the MedAssets SQL database with management through WCF services and developed an MVC 4 front-end with jqGrid/JQuery functionality and visual styling.

 

Other tools utilized include:

 

  • Rally
  • TFS
  • Visual Studio
  • SQL service
  • Rhino
  • Mocks
  • HTML 5
  • Ninject

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