Independent verification & validation

Independent verification & validation

Trusted independent verification and validation

A myriad of challenges face state and Federal agencies implementing and updating healthcare IT programs. These challenges stem from technical, process, and/or resource planning and utilization. Our rapidly transforming healthcare system leaves little room for error. States, pressured from one side by Federal agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and on the other side by consumers, must approach projects with zero tolerance for failure. Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) mitigates program risk, reduces time and cost overruns, and increases solution quality.

We assess the overall health of your IT projects

IV&V confirms that a specified functionality is provided by a system (validation), and that the functionality performs correctly (verification). Cognosante Consulting is the independent entity that ensures you meet your IT project objectives. Our IV&V teams work side by side with customer user and developer teams to create positive and productive interaction among all project stakeholders, producing a greater exchange of unbiased, standards-based critical information among all parties.

Industry-leading subject-matter expertise

Our IV&V analysts ensure that test scenarios and test cases reflect the real world of your agency, and our experts validate the system functionality required to meet your business needs. Our IV&V methods keep projects on track with an orderly method for software quality assurance and rigorous practices for review of all DDI artifacts, including requirements, design, planning, and other documents. We are also compliant with the IEEE 1012-2012 IV&V standards.

Independent validation & verification and quality assurance

“Our IV&V and QA teams work side-by-side with customer user and developer teams to create positive and productive interaction among all project stakeholders, producing a greater exchange of unbiased, standards-based, critical information among all parties.”

Karen Gage | Program Director
Cognosante Health Consulting Services

Recent HHS and MMIS IV&V and QA contracts include:

State Customers
  • Arkansas
  • New Hampshire
  • Delaware
  • New Mexico
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Indiana
  • Oregon
  • Kansas
  • Puerto Rico
  • Missouri
  • Tennessee
  • Nevada
  • Utah

Why choose Cognosante?

Our experienced and highly skilled IV&V team members have accumulated a broad knowledge of strategies—and potential risks—from multiple projects. On day one our teams are ready to be proactive in reducing overall project risk. Our IV&V activities include:

  • Validating system scope
  • Identifying all applicable industry, Federal, state, and application system requirements, including functionality, technology, standards, and operational benchmarks
  • Developing a comprehensive set of requirements that apply to design, development and implementation (DDI) vendors’ work
  • Developing a plan and criteria for reviewing all applicable system artifacts
  • Performing IV&V on each system artifact
  • Communicating IV&V outcomes to vendors and customers in a constructive manner
  • Performing ongoing project risk assessment
  • Developing and presenting quality assurance reports to project leaders
  • Developing and presenting progress reports to all state and Federal stakeholders

Cognosante wants to work with you

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