HealthTrio and FlexTech partnership increases resources and expertise available to health plans

Nashville 01 October 2002HealthTrio, a provider of e-health and core business solutions for the managed care industry, and FlexTech Inc., specialised in the managed health care consulting industry, will work together to develop additional experienced implementation resources for HealthTrio xpress, a system for automating a health plan's core administrative functions. The HealthTrio xpress system utilises a unique architecture and leading-edge technology to reduce this complexity, simplifying and accelerating the implementation process.

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Successful and timely implementation of comprehensive software solutions has traditionally represented a difficult challenge for health plans. Health plan data is often fragmented across multiple systems and requires lengthy and costly technical processes to move to a single, integrated new business solution.

FlexTech consultants have extensive experience helping health plans improve efficiency by replacing outdated legacy systems with contemporary applications and computing environments. HealthTrio's formalised certification programme ensures that FlexTech resources are fully trained to take maximum advantage of HealthTrio's technology during implementation. This additional expertise enables health plans to bring new business processes to market more quickly, resulting in streamlined administrative operations and potential cost savings.

"We are excited about the impact this agreement with FlexTech will have for our customers", stated Ralph A. Korpman, M.D., president and CEO of HealthTrio. "Having the FlexTech team become an expert on HealthTrio xpress is yet another way we can deliver value to our customers through a deeper level of expertise as well as an improved implementation process."

Under the terms of the agreement, FlexTech is not only teaming with HealthTrio on current implementation projects but has also created a special team of resources that are being certified on the HealthTrio xpress solution. "HealthTrio offers health plans one of the industry's most comprehensive business solutions", stated Craig Pfent, president of FlexTech. "We are impressed with the depth of functionality as well as the cost effectiveness it offers. We are proud to have HealthTrio as a partner, and look forward to the opportunities that this agreement represents for our mutual clients."

HealthTrio xpress is a suite of managed care applications that helps health plans and at-risk provider organisations manage core administrative functions effectively and efficiently. The system's powerful functionality utilises flexible set-up and maintenance techniques and extensive work flow processes. HealthTrio xpress excels in managing multiple lines of business and products, including traditional HMO, PPO, POS, Medicare, and Medicaid offerings.

FlexTech's software development expertise will also be available to HealthTrio customers through additional interfaces, conversions, or other development projects necessary for health plans which are converting or consolidating multiple core business systems into one with HealthTrio xpress.

With a staff of highly trained professionals located nationwide, FlexTech offers prompt and cost-effective solutions to its clients' business needs. Since 1989, FlexTech has provided a full range of consulting services to the managed health care industry, including custom programming, software implementation, project management, EDI solutions, interim staffing, system audits, conversions, recoveries, HIPAA, Web Assessments, and others.

HealthTrio's software applications include HealthTrio connect, which offers health plans a quickly installed Internet communications channel for providers, members, brokers, and employers. HealthTrio connect immediately impacts inefficiencies and administrative costs affecting all plan stakeholders while "wrapping" a health plan's legacy system in a HIPAA-ready environment.

HealthTrio xpress is a core business system that replaces health plans' legacy systems with a fully integrated end-to-end administrative infrastructure. Both HealthTrio connect and HealthTrio xpress enable robust functionality to help health plans become HIPAA-compliant quickly, with a minimal financial investment. HealthTrio connect and HealthTrio xpress can often be implemented in 90 days or less, and each can be implemented as a stand-alone application, or together as a total solution. More news on HealthTrio is available in the VMW January 2002 article HealthTrio integrates SNOMED RT into Web-based clinical communications platform.


Leslie Versweyveld

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