Magellan Health Services to Standardize on MKS for Organizational IT Change and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance.
The MKS Integrity Solution(R) will be deployed to approximately 1300 developers, business and IT operations staff in Columbia, Maryland, Maryland Heights, Missouri, and Salt Lake City, Utah. MKS will provide Magellan's IT team with centralized project management controls, real-time collaboration across development locations, and increased security, auditability and traceability over all changes to Magellan's IT systems and software applications. Magellan is also a longstanding user of Implementer(R), MKS's leading change management solution for IBM iSeries. By standardizing on the full MKS solution, Magellan benefits from:
- Centralized and improved change management visibility and control over iSeries and distributed development activity; - Improved development consistency through automated process and better cross-team communication and collaboration; - Greater accuracy and reproducibility of software; - Enhanced security for software assets and intellectual property; and - Improved ability to effectively manage change to clinical Web applications, as well as change to IT hardware and software across the entire organization.
"Developing, implementing, evaluating, and maintaining systems that allow Magellan to provide high levels of service to members, customers and providers is vital to our success. Further, compliance with the laws and regulations that govern our business and with contractual and accreditation requirements is critical," says Jeff Emerson, CIO Magellan Health Services. "Achieving and maintaining compliance requires active participation and coordination with our customers, providers and business associates. We selected MKS for its people and support just as much as for its technology, and are confident that the value MKS brings to our business and to our customers will allow us to continue this mutual commitment to excellence far into the future."
"Compliance is an issue that is dominating discussion in every industry and company, and we compliment Magellan's vision for compliance, and are pleased they have selected our enterprise SCM solution for the job. We are confident our technology will enable new levels of control, consistency and security within Magellan's IT organization, while at the same time, assisting them in achieving new levels of process automation and productivity," says Michael Harris, COO, MKS Inc.
About Magellan Health Services, Inc.
Headquartered in Farmington, Conn., Magellan Health Services, Inc. , is the country's leading managed behavioral health care organization. Its customers include health plans, corporations and government agencies.
MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSX: MKX) provides award-winning enterprise software configuration management (SCM) and interoperability software solutions enabling Global 1000 companies to better manage and control the complete process of software development. The company's family of SCM products offers advanced technology with robust workflow, version control, and impact analysis capabilities. Under its widely known MKS Toolkit brand, MKS also provides UNIX-Windows co-existence, and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market while enabling enhanced performance. Founded in 1984 with over 10,000 customers worldwide, MKS has built its brand on the foundation of advanced technology, superior quality and extraordinary customer service. More information about MKS can be found at http://www.mks.com/, or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), and +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom).
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