SAS Programming Consulting, NYDOH


The New York State Department of Health is the department of the New York state government responsible for public health. It is headed by Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D., who was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and confirmed by the State Senate on May 5, 2015. Its regulations are compiled in title 10 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations.

Project Scope

The State of New York - Department of Health NYSDOH required a SAS Programming Support for transitioning SAS technologies and programs used to support the Health Commerce System for enhancing it and making it more efficient, in line with the business requirements and goals.


The objective of the project is to provide a continuous SAS Programming support for performing migration tasks related to existing SAS programming for the Health Commerce System including documentation of existing programs and functionalities. Also, it required support for a migration pathway to new technologies, developing and testing new programming, platform transition, writing and executing unit test plans, researching, resolving and testing reporting defects, closely collaborating with the application technical owners.

V Group Inc. provided support in the implementation of health care, public health information or electronic health record systems successfully, as per the project scope. Primarily, we understood and captured the parameters, and the project was broken down into several components to ease the process offering quality services.

With a methodical approach, we helped in documenting business requirements working in tandem with Technical Project Manager and Application Programmers to ensure clarity in the implementation of technical design. We also participated in business requirement and joint application development sessions for migration purposes. Created appropriate documentation in work assignments such as program code and technical documentation, as per the project requirement.

Moving ahead, we did coding, testing, debugging, implementing, and documenting programs, and developing test plans to verify logic programs and output for a smooth flow of the project. Also, helped in troubleshooting end user technical issues, identifying problems and leading solutions. Implemented release management process including technical steps to promote, test and release through the development environment, coordinating with infrastructure staff. Using iterative and agile software development life cycle methodologies, V Group’s support assisted in managing the scope as per the project requirement.

Served as a liaison between Agency and solution’s contract and helped the client in transitioning and migrating SAS technologies and programs used to support the Health Commerce System for State of New York - Department of Health NYSDOH, aligned with their business’ requirements reducing support overhead.


  • SAS Technologies - Base SAS
  • SAS/Macros
  • Enterprise Guide

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