LifePlans, based in Waltham MA, provides risk and care management products and services to insurance companies to determine whether individuals are qualified for insurance coverage.

The Need

LifePlans' existing system was built using a FoxPro database — the system was missing key functionality, was difficult to use, and system performance and reliability was degrading with continued use.

The Solution

PCA converted the FoxPro database to a modern multi-user platform comprised of Visual Basic and Microsoft Access. PCA evaluated LifePlans workflow and functional needs during the application migration process, filled in the functional gaps and streamlined the workflow. PCA also developed several versions of the solution to support different customer deployment scenarios e.g. standalone and networked use, and administration controls.
PCA developed a healthcare risk assessment database in MS Access that allows nurse associates to analyze diagnosis risk factors and determine long-term health care implications. LifePlans uses the application internally and markets, sells and supports the application commercially.
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Results and Benefits
  • Reduced time required by Nurse Associates to analyze diagnosis risk factors
  • Eliminated time-consuming manual processes due to functional gaps in the system
  • Substantially improved system performance and reliability
  • Streamline workflow and coordination
  • Enabled LifePlans to profit from commercialization of their solution