“The bottom line is that this solution is going to help us reach new levels of integration with our customers and partners, and make us a more agile organization.” Charles C. Emery, Jr., Ph.D.Sr. V.P. Information Systems and C.I.O.Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates standardization in electronic healthcare administration. Washington Publishing Company (WPC)—the main publisher of HIPAA implementation guides—and Microsoft have developed a state-of-the-art solution to help the healthcare industry make this transition smoothly. Based on Microsoft BizTalk™ Server 2000 plus technology from WPC, this standards-based solution for electronic data interchange helps reduce HIPAA compliance costs by accelerating transactions and eliminating paper-shuffling among providers, plans, patients, and payers.
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THE FUNDAMENTALS: Learn about the origins of HIPAA, who it affects, its goals and compliance dates, and how it impacts existing information systems.
THE BUSINESS CASE: Get the facts about the long-term benefits of HIPAA and the logistical consequences of using paper-based claims systems.
THE SOLUTION: Find out how the technology in the Microsoft and WPC solution works to help you manage enrollment, claims, payments, and other transactions.
Lisa Miller is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Washington Publishing Company (WPC), a Maryland-based firm. Lisa joined WPC in 1999 as Director of Information Technology. She serves as co-chair of the American National Standards Institute, Accredited Standards Committee X12N, Task Group 3, Work Group 4, Object Oriented Modeling and XML Liaison and has over 10 years experience in the IT industry. Before joining WPC, Lisa co-founded one of the first ISP’s in the State of Maryland in 1995 and developed medical applications in both public and private health care sectors including the Department of Defense TRICARE. She began her professional career in the field of nursing, specializing in the areas of critical and emergency services. She attended Bloomsburg State College and graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1983, Summa Cum Laude.
Bryan Nylin is a BizTalk Group Program Manager at Microsoft, a co-founder of the BizTalk Server development team in 1998. In addition to helping create key enterprise and B2B integration technologies, he has pioneered the efforts to create .NET Enterprise Server solutions for vertical markets, including the work related to Healthcare. Before joining Microsoft in October 1995, Bryan owned and operated his own network consulting firm in Seattle, WA. He also previously led software development efforts for the Government of Bermuda and The Boeing Company. Bryan was awarded both a B.A. in Accounting and a B.S. in Business Economics from Central Washington University in 1982.