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February 22, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Stan Ketchum has been selected as a project manager of an important project for the California Department of Corrections (CDCR). The project is to rollout upgraded radio technology to facilities throughout the state. The project's current phase is expected to last six months, with an additional phase planned to complete the effort.

August 4, 2014

We are delighted to annouce that Stan Ketchum has been brought on board by Hewlitt Pactard (HP) as a project manager on the CalWIN Constortia project. Stan is overseeing multiple projects as part of the CalWIN PMO. Stan performs full spectrum project management in an environment that includes offsite resources in the U.S., India and China. The project's Maturity Level is rated at Level 3. Strict adherence to best practices are required and supported.

CalWIN is used by 18 California counties to efficiently administer public assistance programs. CalWIN is a integrated on-line, real-time automated system with 26 subsystems to support eligibility and benefits determination, and case management for public assistance programs.

CalWIN is used by 18 California counties to efficiently administer public assistance programs. CalWIN is a integrated on-line, real-time automated system with 26 subsystems to support eligibility and benefits determination, and case management for public assistance programs.

February 13, 2014

JKCS has recently been awarded a new California Master Services Agreement (MSA) valid to 2018. We would like to thank all our great business partners who provided references during this very long process.

January 27, 2014

JKCS is proud to be working with Solano County Public Health, the  San Diego Beacon Community, and the University of California San Diego Department of Emergency Medicine to create the PPHealthHub to  automate public health reporting. Hospitals and health providers are required by law to report immunizations to a central registry, as well as specified diseases and conditions to the local health officer. Reporting currently occurs manually (faxes and phone calls). Not only are manual methods costly and inefficient, but federal law and policy requires that health providers begin electronic reporting of public health information.  

The effort to convert to electronic reporting is a significant one:

  1. An outreach and enrollment process is is necessary to contact up to thousands of providers and enroll them into the process of onboarding as electronic exchange partners
  2. Providers must review and approve data sharing/data partner agreements developed by the Exchange to protect the data and secure privacy of individual records. (Public health data is for the most part statistical in nature does not have personal or identifying information. However all HIPPA and California laws will be followed to assure protection of data and compliance to best practices).
  3. File formats, exchange methods and frequencies along with rules governing the distribution of data must be finalized.
  4. Exchanges must be tested then placed into production.
  5. Exchange accounts must be kept up to date once the transition to ongoing maintenance occurs.
  6. Organizational change management planning and implementation must occur so that staff used to performing their work in the old ways will know what is expected of them and how to fulfill their duties once data exchange is automated.

​Dr. Bela Matyas, Solano County Public Health Officer and chair of the California Conference of Local Public Health Officers (CCLHO) Health Information and Data Committee has scheduled a presentation of the BEACH to health officers. Dr. Jim Killeen, Director of Information Technology Services for UCSD and our very own Stan Ketchum will be among the presenters.

November 6, 2013

JKCS has been notified that our California Multiple Awards Schedule (CMAS) has been renewed until December 31, 2018.

August 20, 2013

We are very proud to announce that Stan Ketchum and Doug Brockbank are on the MVS engagement team to provide planning services to the California Office of Systems Integration (OSI). OSI is tasked by the Health and Human Services Agency to manage the agency's very large information technology systems. The systems under OSI management are used daily by tens of thousand state and county workers across California. Together they serve millions of Californians in receipt of economic and social services.

OSI was awarded a grant by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to explore and plan for improved interoperability and integration of eligibility and enrollment, case management, and other related functions. The result is the California Interoperability Roadmap (CIR). The CIR presents a vision for robust interoperability systems capability by enhancing institutional cultural and leaderships models ao promote information sharing; streamlining and changing laws and policies that restrict sharing; and implementing information technology enterprise architectures technologies that easily, efficiently, and securely allow information to be transmitted between systems.

Please click on the link to learn more about this exciting project: http://clients.stewardsofchange.com/AOC/California%20HHS%20Interoperability%20Symposium.aspx

The short but highly significant engagement  was to produce an actionable plan for implementation of the California Interoperability Roadmap (CIR). JKCS produced the following deliverables:
•  CIR 24 Month Scope and Deliverable Plan
•  Two and Five Year Cost Models
•  Actionable MS Project Work Plan
•  Statements of Work for Procuring Professional and Integration Services

Additionally JKCS assisted in development of a model enterprise architecture emphasizing national and state standards, such as Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA),   National Human Services Interoperability Architecture (NHSIA), National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), Health Level 7 (HL7), and The California Enterprise Architecture Framework (CEAF).

We are particularly pleased to be working with the firm awarded the contract, MetaVista Consulting Group (MVC). Headquartered in Sacramento, . MVC has a proven track record in providing services to satisfied customers since 1996. Please click on this link to learn more about MVC: http://metavista.com/

August 16, 2013

Throughout the 15 years of our existence we at JKCS have learned to adjust to sometimes radical changes in the needs and realities confronting our state, local, and business customers.

Given the positive feedback we have had from many folks (thanks go out to them!) we believe that the addition of a blog page to keep the public abreast of the changes and opportunities JKCS is presented with.

Please feel free to keep abreast of our news in the following posts.

Regards,

Stan and Jeanie Ketchum​