Health care technology triumvirate offers turnkey support for American provider organisations

Westboro 03 March 1998 Three expert companies in health care technology have united their forces in order to deliver a technological and administrative infrastructure to provider-based managed care organisations across the United States. The infrastructure will include Data General's NT AViiON enterprise servers and CLARiiON storage systems, Health System Technologies' Trillium Managed Care Information System and, Innovative Outsourcing's technology and administrative services. Together, the service provider and the two vendors will supply a competitive and efficient outsourcing solution for the health care industry.

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Three expert companies in health care technology have united their forces in order to deliver a technological and administrative infrastructure to provider-based managed care organisations across the United States. The infrastructure will include Data General's NT AViiON enterprise servers and CLARiiON storage systems, Health System Technologies' Trillium Managed Care Information System and, Innovative Outsourcing's technology and administrative services. Together, the service provider and the two vendors will supply a competitive and efficient outsourcing solution for the health care industry.

The Trillium Managed Care System is an enterprise managed care software package developed for health care organisations delivering their services across a provider network and assuming financial risk. Health Systems Technologies, based in Seattle, has designed the software to offer administrative and financial functionality in managing benefits, referrals, eligibility, capitation and claims. It has been planned to let the programme run on Data General's AViiON NT enterprise servers, thus providing an innovative platform for a reliable connection between all the parties concerned in a managed health care organisation, including doctors, hospitals, members, employers, and so on.

Since health care provider organisations are more and more relying on NT-deployed, mission-critical applications, server performances need to increase according to the growing needs of a higher data availability. At the same time, the involving costs have to be contained as much as possible. This constitutes the challenge for Data General Health Care Division, that will install and maintain the AViiON servers and CLARiiON storage units, as well as offer continuous service and support for the supplied hardware.

Innovative Outsourcing, headquartered in Baltimore, forms the organising link between the two vendors and the health care organisations, in its role as a service provider of technology and administrative expertise. In this way, the company hopes to deliver an efficient, integrated but cost effective solution for both newly emerging and already existing managed care organisations.


Leslie Versweyveld

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