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PrimeWest Health Chooses Healthation's AboveHealth as Next Generation Provider Portal

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 General News J E 4
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DARIEN, Ill., Feb. 12 Darien, IL-based Healthationannounced PrimeWest Health of Alexandria, MN has selected its AboveHealth(R)Provider Portal to deliver interactive self-service capabilities to itsprovider community. Important to PrimeWest's decision was a proven trackrecord of integrating with the plan's existing claim system and the abilityfor providers to submit claims directly through the provider portal.

The AboveHealth solution is a tightly integrated suite of Web portalsdesigned to give healthcare payers a platform for building and maintainingelectronic relationships with members, employers, providers and brokers. Thesolution is designed to integrate with a payer's existing claims processingand business systems infrastructure through a variety of techniques includingreal time Web Services, single sign-on and a proprietary engine that mapspayer system interfaces to standardized transaction sets.

As healthcare continues to transform into a more consumer orientedmarketplace, the company believes business users will want to assert morecontrol over the functionality of their software systems. According to BenEmbree, Director of Application Development for the AboveHealth suite,"Healthation's overall design strategy is based on two architectural tenants;to push the envelope on rules driven user-configurability and to leverage realtime Web Services as the primary means of integrating with external systems."

About Healthation

Darien, IL-based Healthation is a healthcare technology company helpingpayers and administrators improve business performance with user-drivenbenefits management and transaction processing solutions. Healthation's goalis to accelerate a retail transformation in healthcare with a real-time, openexchange platform. The company's AcceleHealth(R) solution is the industry'sonly 100 percent Web-based payer system built to administer benefits acrossall lines of business including dental, medical, vision, AD&D, life andpharmacy.

About PrimeWest Health

PrimeWest Health is a Medicaid-managed health plan serving 10 ruralcounties in western Minnesota. It is organized through a joint powersagreement among the member counties. This creative venture is termed countybased purchasing and is allowed by Minnesota legislation enacted in 1997.

SOURCE Healthation
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