What is Project Titan?
Project Titan is the new system DIDD, with the assistance of vendor Mid America Consulting Group, is building to support Service Planning, Service Tracking and Billing and Protection from Harm. The objectives of the system include: standardization of business processes using workflow rules; improvement in the timeliness and accuracy of data collection through online functionality; and enhanced data visibility and reporting based on the application of a central data repository. It will be the technical foundation on which future DIDD business processes will be built.
When will Titan be implemented?
Our implementation approach is to roll out Titan in three phases. The first will be Service Planning, followed by Service Tracking and Billing, and then Protection from Harm. At this time we do not have hard dates defined. We are currently developing a detailed schedule that is inclusive of all activities required to implement the Service Planning phase. When that schedule is completed and specific dates are known, we will communicate them to you. We are targeting the first quarter of calendar year 2014 for the first phase, second quarter of 2014 for the second phase and the third quarter of 2014 for the last phase.
What is a phased approach?
As you know, the areas of Service Planning, Service Tracking and Billing and Protection from Harm are each very complex processes. In order to ensure quality of the system, simplify the conversion of data and manage the training of employees and providers, we determined that Titan should be built and rolled out in three phases, one right after the other. The “Big Bang” approach would generate too much chaos for the department and negatively impact DIDD’s mission.
What is included in the scope of Titan?
Project Titan is focused on building a solid foundation for DIDD’s future. We are focused on Service Planning, which includes the intake, eligibility, wait list, ISP, service authorization, waiver/program services maintenance and provider maintenance processes. Service Tracking includes provider claims processing. Protection from Harm will replace the current Incidents & Investigations system. Titan will not replace Legacy systems that support other functions, though it may include some required interfaces to those systems.
How will it affect my job?
The goal of Project Titan is to enhance DIDD employee’s efforts to support the people you serve. Project Titan aims to reduce the use of paper and some of the associated administrative tasks. The system is a new tool, and almost everyone will need to learn new business processes and how to use Titan to support those processes.
How will I be trained on Titan?
You will be trained on Titan through a combination of webinars and classroom training created for your specific job.
Will there be a resource person onsite throughout the process?
You will have a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in your area throughout the process to serve as a resource.
Will I have to travel for training?
Most of the training will be implemented in your region, though you may have to travel to your region’s computer training site to attend. Some selected trainers, however, will likely travel for “train-the-trainer” sessions and/or to deliver the training to all of you.
Will I need a new computer or a software upgrade?
As part of the Information Systems plan for fiscal year 2014, any computer not on Windows 7 will be upgraded with a new computer. Additionally Office 2003 or 2007 will be upgraded to Office 2010. Training for Office 2010 will be provided by the IS Training staff.
Will Titan be accessible on my phone or tablet?
While Titan will not initially be accessible on your phone or tablet, we are building the system so that capability will be available in the future.
I’m not really that comfortable with computers. What can I do to get ready for Titan?
We are designing additional training for those who need to learn more about standard computer programs and Internet applications. Your participation in a computer survey at the end of September was critical to helping develop that training. Keep watch on our Titan Newsletter, the website and in Open Line for training announcements about these programs.
What does “roles based” mean?
In computer systems security, role-based access control is an approach to restricting system access to authorized users. In other words, the system will display only the windows and information that you are classified to use in your specific job.
How can I participate in Project Titan?
You will receive updates via DIDD.Titan@tn.gov, the Titan Newsletter and Open Line about chances to participate. Additionally, if you haven’t been contacted about doing user acceptance testing for Titan and this is something you would like to do, discuss with your manager, and then let us know by emailing DIDD.Titan@tn.gov