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Course Descriptions    

April 21


Business and Project Track: Model N Core Fundamentals

1 Day - Online

April 22 - 25


Business and Project Track: Commercial Suite Overview

4 Days - Online

April 28


Business and Project Track: Model N Core Fundamentals

1 Day - Online

April 29 - 30


Business and Project Track: Government Pricing

2 Days - Online

May 1 - 2


Business and Project Track: Medicaid

2 Days - Online

May 19 -21


Technical Series: Installation, System Administration, and Integration

3 Days - Online

May 22 - 23


Technical Series: Developing Reports

2 Days - Online

June 2


Business and Project Track: Model N Core Fundamentals

1 Day - Online

June 2 - 4


Technical Series: Integration Development

2 Days - Online

June 3 - 6


Business and Project Track: Commercial Suite Overview

3 Days - Online

June 9


Business and Project Track: Model N Core Fundamentals

1 Day - Online

June 10 - 11


Business and Project Track: Government Pricing

2 Days - Online

June 12 - 13


Business and Project Track: Medicaid

2 Days - Online

June 17 - 20


Technical Series: Model N Strategy Designer Workshop

4 Days - Online


Course Descriptions

Technical Series: Integration Development

Description:

This course is intended for all those who will be developing custom integration solutions for the Model N application. The course covers the technical options for building custom Data Flows, including customizations to the Inbound and Outbound Channels, Custom Mappers and Parsers, Custom Processors and Importers, Setup and Teardown Plug-ins, Validation Plugins, Transformers, and Entry Configurations. The use of both XML and various formats of flat and hierarchical .csv files for import and export will be covered as well. After completing this class, students will be able to design, develop, and test completely custom Data Flow solutions to common integration challenges.

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $2,400

Prerequisites: Model N Developer Fundamentals


Technical Series: Developer Fundamentals

Description:

This course is intended for all Model N developers, including those who will be doing general application configuration, extension, and customization as well as the development of custom integration solutions. After completing this class, students will understand the detailed technical underpinnings of the Model N application, including the overall technical architecture of the application; characteristics of the data model; the general strategy used by the Persistent Object Framework (POF) for defining the business model using Java Objects (including FGOs); and the architecture of the Application Component Framework (ACF) – the Java and XML mechanisms for defining the user interface and rendering (displaying) it at run-time. Students will also learn a very quick (< 30 minutes) method for creating a development environment from a production environment.

Topics:

  • Model N Architecture
  • Core Java
  • Deployment Modes for Java Code
  • Java development process
  • Java Classes
  • Modeling Business objects
  • Data Model
  • Configuration Properties
  • UI Framework
  • Java and XML for the UI

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $1,600

Prerequisites: Model N Foundations; understanding of Web-based application architecture and relational database concepts; experience with XML, Java programming, and SQL


Technical Series: Developing Reports

Description:

This course is intended for those who will be developing custom Reports for the Model N application. The course covers the architecture of Model N reporting, using Cognos Connection to explore Report Specifications and Templates, using Report Studio to modify existing and create new Report Specifications, creation of List Reports, Crosstab Reports, and Charts, creation of both model-based Queries and Queries based on custom SQL, custom Report Prompts, and the administration of Reporting metadata. This course also explores the data model in enough depth to give the report developer a head start in crafting custom SQL for their Reports. After completing this class, students will be able to modify existing Model N reports, design new custom List, Crosstab, and Chart reports, and administer Model N reports.

Topics:

  • Analysis of Model N reporting technology
  • Using Cognos Connection to explore Model N Report metadata
  • Analyzing the detailed design of Model N Reports
  • Using Cognos’ Report Studio professional Report authoring tool to analyze, modify, and create Model N Reports
  • Creating Reports with tabular (list) data, charts, crosstabs, and drill downs to other Reports
  • Creating and customizing Model N Report Prompts
  • Understanding the Model N Data Model for use in writing Reports
  • Writing Report queries using custom SQL against the Model N database
  • Developer’s survey of representative Model N Reports
  • Administering and deploying Reports

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $1,600

Prerequisites: Model N Foundations; some exposure to computer programming languages and software development. Experience with SQL.


Technical Series: Installation, System Administration, and Integration

Description:

This course is intended for the application support team and anyone on the implementation team who must install, populate and maintain the Model N application. After completing this class, students will be able to design the architecture of Model N production environments; perform an installation of a Model N environment (including Reports); manage Servers, Logging, Configurations, User Sessions, and Background Jobs; monitor the health of the application; monitor the performance of the application using both 3rd-party tools as well as Model N’s Performance Monitoring Application (PMA); and use and manage Data Flows to import and export data.

Topics:

  • Architectural Overview
  • Installing Model N
  • Setting up Reporting
  • Server Administration
  • Configuration Administration
  • Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Data Flow Configuration
  • Exporting
  • Importing

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $2,400

Prerequisites: Model N foundations; understanding of Web-based application architecture


Technical Series: Price Type Development

Description:

This course is targeted for anyone who needs to create or extend Price Type definitions in the Life Sciences application. After completing this class, students will be reacquainted with the business requirements that drive the need for different types of Price Type calculations; will understand the different types of input to Price Type calculations and the typical elements of a Price Type calculation formula; and will be able to examine a Functional Requirement Specification to determine Price Type requirements; and will be able to use an Excel for testing correctness of Price Type calculations. Students will also be able to use the Price Type Formula Builder in the Model N user interface to define custom Data Sources; define custom Formula Parameters; define the entire calculation methodology, including intermediate calculations and final results; and customize the display of fields in the calculation basis, in the calculation results, and in the drilldown window. Finally, students will understand how the configuration information they create and modify in the Formula Builder in the user interface is backed up by the XML metadata in the Price Type definition file and how they can use Data Flows to export Price Type definitions to that file and import Price Type definitions from that file.

Topics:

  • Definitions
  • Development Process
  • Workbooks
  • Transactions
  • Calculations
  • Data Sources
  • Other Formula Elements
  • Configuring the Display
  • Configuring Using Back-End Metadata

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $2,400

Prerequisites: Model N Government Pricing


Technical Series: Model N Strategy Designer Workshop

Description:

This workshop-style course is for anyone who wants to use the Model N Strategy Designer to make changes to or even completely customize the logic that defines how institutional or managed care rebates are calculated. After completing this course, students will be able to use Filters to precisely define custom transaction sets to use in a calculation, create and modify Formulas to define the calculation logic, use Structure objects to define custom contract attributes required in Formulas and expose those attributes in the contract, use the Dry Run feature to debug and troubleshoot the logic in Formulas, and use the Tracker feature to import and use custom external data in Formulas.  Students will learn how to use these technologies to define logic Components for both Tier Basis calculations and Benefit calculations for rebate programs. This course will cover the required concepts for using Strategy Designer but will heavily emphasize use cases and hands-on practice with the Strategy Designer tool.

Topics:

  • Types of problems solved by Strategy Designer
  • Decomposing the problem
  • Elements of the Strategy Designer Tool
  • Strategy development process
  • Incorporating strategies in contracts
  • Viewing results of strategy calculations
  • Defining Filters for custom transactions
  • Defining Formulas for calculation logic
  • Defining Structures for calculation components
  • Using Tracker to import custom external data

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $3,200

Prerequisites: Model N Life Sciences Commercial Suite Overview, some technical acumen


Technical Series: Price Type Development

Description:

This course is targeted for anyone who needs to create or extend Price Type definitions in the Life Sciences application. After completing this class, students will be reacquainted with the business requirements that drive the need for different types of Price Type calculations; will understand the different types of input to Price Type calculations and the typical elements of a Price Type calculation formula; and will be able to examine a Functional Requirement Specification to determine Price Type requirements; and will be able to use an Excel for testing correctness of Price Type calculations. Students will also be able to use the Price Type Formula Builder in the Model N user interface to define custom Data Sources; define custom Formula Parameters; define the entire calculation methodology, including intermediate calculations and final results; and customize the display of fields in the calculation basis, in the calculation results, and in the drilldown window. Finally, students will understand how the configuration information they create and modify in the Formula Builder in the user interface is backed up by the XML metadata in the Price Type definition file and how they can use Data Flows to export Price Type definitions to that file and import Price Type definitions from that file.

Topics:

  • Definitions
  • Development Process
  • Workbooks
  • Transactions
  • Calculations
  • Data Sources
  • Other Formula Elements
  • Configuring the Display
  • Configuring Using Back-End Metadata

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $2,400

Prerequisites: Model N Government Pricing


Technical Series: Installing and Configuring ImpACT Products

Description:

This course is intended for the application support team and anyone on the implementation team who must install, populate, and maintain Model N ImpACT applications. After completing this class, students will be able to design the architecture of the ImpACT deployment, set up and execute the Extract Transform and Load (ETL) process to create the ImpACT data mart, and install and configure the QlikView server components.

Topics:

  • Architectural Overview
  • Installing and Configuring the ETL and Data Mart
  • Running the ETL
  • Configuring and Running the ETL
  • Installing and Configuring QlikView Server Components
  • Deploying Price ImpACT Reports
  • Setting up End-to-End Data Load for Price ImpACT

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $2,400

Prerequisites: Experience installing enterprise software, knowledge of SQL, basic knowledge of packaged ETL software such as Informatica


Technical Series: Advanced Reporting for Medicaid

Description:

This course is  a one-day class designed to provide contract, pricing, sales operations and finance managers with a working knowledge of the functional areas of Qlikview Core Platform software. Students will learn how to use the tool’s various filters and functions to perform and share in-depth analysis to measure business performance in multiple dimensions and using multiple key performance indicators.  They will become familiar with how to dynamically slice and dice and drill through multiple levels and analysis models to research data

Topics:

  • Overview of Analytics: loading the data mart and understanding available data to analyze
  • Navigating Qlikview software
  • Using the ImpACT tool: running, saving, sharing and exporting analyses and printing reports
  • Understanding Filters

Format: Instructor-led

Prerequisite: ImpACT Fundamentals

Price: $700


Business and Project Track: Model N Core Fundamentals

Description:

Intended for all members of the Model N implementation, administration, and management teams, this course will allow students to become familiar with the core components of the Model N application. Through discussion and hands-on lab exercises, students will learn about navigation, architecture, data security as well as work flow components including alerts and approval routing.

Topics:

  • Business Process Overview
  • Navigation
  • Security
  • Architecture
  • Community
  • Catalog
  • Alerts
  • Approval Routing
  • Basic Application Administration

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $700

Prerequisites: Model N customer, partner, or employee


Business and Project Track: Government Pricing

Description:

This course is designed to provide Project Managers and Business Analysts with an overview of Model N's Government Pricing application as well as a clear understanding of all phases and associated deliverables for a Government Pricing implementation. Emphasis is placed on Model N's approach to regulatory compliance as part of the Revenue Management suite. As part of the course, students will become familiar with how to use the Government Pricing application including: managing pricing methodologies, calculating government prices, performing data analysis and filing with various government agencies.

Topics:

  • Introduction to the Model N Government Pricing application
  • Government Price Types and Policies
  • Workbooks and Calculations
  • Filings and Restatements
  • Defining and Configuring Reports

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $1,400

Prerequisites: Model N Foundations


Business and Project Track: Commercial Suite Overview

Description:

Intended for all members of the Model N implementation, administration, and management teams, this course is designed to provide a basic understanding of Model N's Commercial Application suite. The suite includes Pricing Management, Contract Management, Contract Compliance, Chargebacks (Distributor Rebates) and Incentives (Rebates, Admin Fees & Service Fees). Students will also be exposed to Model N's supporting applications including Membership Management and the Price Engine. Students will follow a contract from creation to submission for approval, to amendment. They will manage contracts, customer eligibility and commitments, and how to set up Incentive Programs. Students will work with Chargebacks, Incentive Programs and Contract Compliance issues.

Topics:

  • Brief overview and current challenges of the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical landscape
  • Basic Pricing Management - Price Lists and Floors
  • Basic Contract Creation and Management
  • Complex Contract Creation (Group Contracts, Government Contracts, Complex Pricing and Promotions, Price Monitoring, Bid Awards)
  • Contract Lifecycle and Approval Management
  • Market Share Programs in Pharma (Setting up Market Baskets, Creating Market Share Rebate Programs on Contracts)
  • Maintaining Membership
  • Chargeback Processing (Sales Submissions and Data Manager)
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Compliance Results
  • Processing Incentive Programs (Rebates, Admin Fees & Service Fees)
  • Managed Care (Rebates and configuration, Plan and Formulary Management, MC Contracts, Programs, and Utilization)
  • Federal Supply Schedule Monitoring (Setting up Tracking Entities, Price Points, Monitoring, Alerts)

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $2,800

Prerequisites: Model N Foundations.


Business and Project Track: Medicaid

Description:

This course is designed to provide Project Managers and Business Analysts with an overview of Model N's Medicaid Claims Processing application as well as a clear understanding of all phases and associated deliverables for a Medicaid implementation. Emphasis is placed on Model N's approach to regulatory compliance as part of the Revenue Management suite. As part of the course, students will become familiar with how to use the Medicaid application including: how to process and pay claims, manage adjustments and disputes, and manage federal Medicaid and State Supplemental programs. Additionally, students will become familiar with system administration processes that include maintaining CPI-U and T-bill rates and the setting up approval routes.

Topics:

  • Brief overview and current challenges of the regulatory pharmaceutical landscape
  • Medicaid Project Methodology
  • Program Management - Setting up and implementing a Medicaid program
  • Pricing Management - URA Price Lists
  • Claim Processing - Processing claims, adjustments and payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Approval Routes
  • Administration - Maintaining Medicaid payee and product information
  • Defining and Configuring Reports

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $1,400

Prerequisites: Model N Foundations.


Business and Project Track: Price ImpACT

Description:

This course is  a one-day class designed to provide contract, pricing, sales operations and finance managers with an overview of Model N’s Price ImpACT (PI) Analytics tool.  This application helps develop, monitor, and drive optimal pricing strategies by leveraging the wealth of Revenue Management data.  Students will build on the skills they learned in the ImpACT Fundamentalsclass to learn about and use the PI tool’s many analysis templates—as well as how to create their own—to perform in-depth analysis to measure business performance in multiple dimensions—including customers, products, strategies and contracts—and using multiple key performance indicators.  They will become familiar with the analysis models to research data, gaining granular visibility into price and contract performance.

Topics:

  • Understanding existing analysis templates: top/bottom customers, price scatter, revenue risk, etc.
  • Use case scenarios
  • Ad hoc analyses: creating, saving, sharing and printing

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $700

Prerequisites: ImpACT Fundamentals


Business and Project Track: ImpACT Fundamentals

Description:

This course is  a one-day class designed to provide contract, pricing, sales operations and finance managers with a working knowledge of the functional areas of Qlikview Core Platform software. Students will learn how to use the tool’s various filters and functions to perform and share in-depth analysis to measure business performance in multiple dimensions and using multiple key performance indicators.  They will become familiar with how to dynamically slice and dice and drill through multiple levels and analysis models to research data. 

Topics:

  • BOverview of Analytics: loading the data mart and understanding available data to analyze
  • Navigating Qlikview software
  • Using the ImpACT tool: running, saving, sharing and exporting analyses and printing reports
  • Understanding Filters
  • Claim Processing - Processing claims, adjustments and payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Approval Routes
  • Administration - Maintaining Medicaid payee and product information
  • Defining and Configuring Reports

Format: Instructor-led

Price: $700


Business and Project Track: Managed Markets (Managed Care ImpACT)

Description:

This one-day course is  designed to managed care contracting and sales operations access to rich contracting and utilization data through a centralized view. Managed Care ImpACT gives insight into how your contracted managed care business is performing across the multiple dimensions of customers, products, and rebates.  Students will learn how to use the tool to view and deliver key Managed Care key performance indicators - from volume, market share and rebate analysis to formulary behavior - to pick-up on and respond quickly to changing market dynamics.  They will also learn how to boost contract performance and profitability through the powerful analytics capabilities of Managed Care ImpACT, including how to understand market share and volume trends, formulary tier impact, and rebate/incentive effectiveness, determine which payers to contract with and how, and formulate contracting and rebating strategies that enhance long-term performance and overall profitability.

Topics:

  • Application Basics: User Interface, Toolbar, Bookmarks, Notes, Printing/Downloading an Analysis
  • Dashboards and Reports: Business Review, Rebate Performance, Summary Metrics
  •  Selections for Data Filtering
  • Supported Metrics
  • Business Views and Associated Dimensions and Facts
  • Ad-Hoc Reports: creating, sharing
  • Access Rules and Resources

Format: Instructor-led

Prerequisite: ImpACT Fundamentals

Price: $700