Microsoft announced it'll offer new turnkey technology solutions tailored to help states quickly roll out their statewide health insurance exchanges by 2014, dubbe "Microsoft" State Health Insurance Exchange."
HIX solutions include several core Microsoft and partner technologies and allow state and government agencies to choose a single interoperable framework that connects new and existing government and private sector systems within a consistent architecture. Among Microsoft's partners is Extend Health, Inc., which operates the largest private Medicare health insurance exchange in the country and recently won the contract to provide its exchange technology and services to the state of Nevada's Public Employees" Benefits Program where it'll transition eligible retired employees to individual Medicare supplemental plans.
Microsoft's technologies, including: Windows Azure Lync Server 2010, BizTalk Server 2010 and SQL Server, serve as the foundation for the HIX solutions. Partner technologies, such as Extend Health's premium administration, plan comparisons, and enrollment and call center operations solutions, layer additional functionality to the robust platform.
HIX also gives states access to the extensive Microsoft partner network for solid expertise in crucial areas such as systems integration, Medicaid Management Information Systems and Medicaid Information Technology Architecture requirements.
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