Public Health Technology & Software

Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Automated Random Moment and Reporting System (ARMARS)

Operating from 2013 to the present, HZA’s Automated Random Moment and Reporting System (ARMARS©) provides a comprehensive, web-based vehicle for public agencies to measure how staff spend their time. ARMARS can be used on a single occasion to analyze workloads or on an ongoing basis for federal claiming, as for Title IV-E. The system:

• generates quarterly samples,
• auto-generates survey email requests,
• monitors responses and auto-sends follow-up requests,
• calculates percentages of claimable activities and
• generates reports to use for claiming.

In 2015 the project was expanded to encompass the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing staff. Survey results are used to distribute administrative costs among the Medicaid and CHP+ programs and allow HCPF to determine the appropriate federal funding match rate available. Throughout the course of this project, HZA has relied on a variety of software, including .NET 4.5, MVC4, EntityFramework6, IIS7.5, SQLServer2012, Windows Services API, HTML, Excel, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, and Google Maps API.