StateScoop highlights 2017 State IT Innovation of the Year winners

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The State ITInnovation of the Year award recognizes the innovative state IT approach to cross-agency or intra-agency technology that may have been unfathomable until recently.


Appellate eFiling System

Appellate eFiling System

Supreme Court
State of Nebraska

Saving thousands of hours in staff tasks, the Appellate Court eFiling is an innovative application streamlining processes for attorneys and support staff. The uniform file encryption assures security whileavoiding mismanagement and repetitive work. Naming conventions incorporate court requirements, ensuring collection of essential information filed systematically and consistently. Electronic filings facilitate efficiencies by removing the need for court staff to input data, review, file, reply andfax estimated at 2 to5 minutes per taskacross multiple cases. Include the cost savings of printing estimated at 8 centsper page and courier services averaging costs of $16-$20 per delivery, eFiling is a game-changer.


Arkansas Public School Computer Network

Arkansas Public School Computer Network

Department of Information Systems
State of Arkansas

With the Arkansas Public School Computer Network, the state’sDepartment of Information Systems is working to implement Gov. Asa Hutchinsons goal of ensuring at least 100 kbps Internet access speed per student for school districts in the state. In 2016, the department completed almost the entire project, with final implementations to be completed halfway through 2016. The DIS staff continued the project on pace, even despite the departure of the state CTO. Once completed, the network will support e-learning initiatives across the state and enable more education technology products and platforms to be used in the states public schools.


CCHCS Electronic Health Record System

CCHCS Electronic Health Record System

Correctional Health Care Services
State of California

Since 2008, health care for inmates at Californias 35 state prisons has greatly improved. The process of managing patient care has moved from millions of paper records, to a semi-electronic system of PDFs in 2011, to an electronic health record system (EHRS) in 2017. The new EHRS, coupled with business process changes, has helped CCHCS increase patient safety and continuity of care by integrating all aspects of health. EHRS alsoallows clinicians to manage care based on real-time data. Future enhancements include a fully integrated dental component and an information exchange with outside entities.


Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning

Department of Innovation and Technology
State of Illinois

The Illinois Enterprise Resource Planning began consolidating and modernizing the state’s information technology systems and applications. To date, the project has successfully implemented and piloted the new statewide ERP solution for four state agencies which has been used to pay out over $100 million in disbursements, process 2,000 payment vouchers and track approximately $50 million of state assets.


Iowa Department of Transportation

Iowa Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation
State of Iowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation unveiled a new way to visualize costs of keeping state-owned roads clear during winter weather. The Winter Cost Calculatorlets users see material, labor and equipment costs expended for the previous 48 hours during winter weather road maintenance activities. Color coded roadways show resource usage and users may click on segments of roadway to get costs specific to that segment, as well as more detailed information such as the last time a plow truck passed the segment, how much time was spent versus time spent applying material, and the length of the segment.


Maryland Uniform Commercial Code Online System

Maryland Uniform Commercial Code Online System

Department of Assessments & Taxation
State of Maryland

Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) online system has streamlined the agency back-office processing and management capabilities by replacing a paper based process with a modern end-to-end online system. Empowering customers to file commercial liens in real time, searchand order certified documents onlineeases the burden of filing in-person and waiting days for processing time. This service has processed 42,784 transactions in less than 9 months, with $829,782.00 in state revenue since inception.


Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps

Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps

Department of Technology, Management & Budget
State of Michigan

Michigan is unique among the 50 states in having an all-volunteer force of cyber-defenders to supplementstate resources. The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3) hasexperienced volunteers and certified subject matter experts across a wide range of cyber defense skills, with knowledge of tools, techniques, and methods used by attackers against networks and systems, and the expertise to defend those systems. The state benefits by having a group of trained experts fromvarying sectors (finance, health careand academia). Michigan currently has over 50 MiC3 membersbut looks to increase to 200within the next two years.


New Jersey Criminal History Record Request

New Jersey Criminal History Record Request

State Police
State of New Jersey

The Criminal History Record Request service streamlines the workflow process of obtaining a criminal background check for employment, volunteeror investigative purposes. Customers benefit from transparency into the process, and the State Police get enhanced request management and the ability to provide updates to the requester at each stage in the process. Furthermore, delivery time has been reduced with the elimination of mailing reports, deciphering handwritten forms and manual data entry. Overall, the service provides a more user-friendly, efficient and faster way to obtain background checks.


Utah.gov

Utah.gov

State of Utah

The Utah.Gov Driver License Practice Exam uses the Amazon Echo to help drivers practice by reviewing questions with the Alexa personal digital assistant. It is the first state government voice activated review test of its kind and provides additional resources for driver education programs in schools and at home. Utah.Gov partnered with the Utah Department of Public Safety and Driver License Division to develop the practice exam for the Echo. The voiceactivated practice exam is a new and convenient way for drivers to review the rules of the road beyond typical online web browsers.


Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program Payment Portal

Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program Payment Portal

Commonwealth of Virginia

The Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) has developed many educational programs designed to improve highway safety by decreasing the incidence of driving under the influence throughout the commonwealth. These programs distinctively respond to the needs of each locality in Virginia. The Payment Portal was developed for citizens to privately make secure program payments online and from any location or devise. Online adoption exceeds 30 percentand benefits include immediate notification of payments, reduced foot traffic at counter locations, and a dynamic dashboard with administrative and reporting tools for the commission.


WorksourceWA.com

WorksourceWA.com

Department of Employment Security
State of Washington

WorkSourceWA.com is a powerful online job-matching platform that has revitalized the way Washington employers and job seekers connect. The site offers employers unlimited job postings and award-winning talent-match software, enabling them to quickly identify and hire talent. WorkSourceWA.com has given job seekers access to the advanced search tools needed to thrive in todays competitive workforce. Since its launch in May 2016, employers have posted 142,000 jobs on WorkSourceWA.com and 8,200 resumes are uploaded each month. Washington citizens are registering at a faster pace than before over 6,200 employers and 115,000 jobseekers have opened accounts representing a 70 percent increase.


WVDE Electronic Application Processing

WVDE Electronic Application Processing

Department of Education
State of West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Educations WVEAP service revolutionizes how teacher credentials and applications are managed through every step of the process from submission through evaluation and approval. The secure, web-based system is a one-stop-shop for teachers, student support personnel and administrators and replaces a slow and inefficient paper-based process.

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