With all the hype surrounding Web Services, it was inevitable that the healthcare insurance environment would be identified as a fertile ground
for this technology. After all, this marketplace is characterized by:

  • Many-to-Many relationships between brokers, providers, payors,
    plan administrators and consumers.
  • Extremely heterogeneous IT environments
  • Demand for exposing business logic and data both within and
    across institutional boundaries.
  • Emerging acceptance of standardized transaction formats as
    a result of HIPAA regulations.

Given the above, there would seem to be a clear technological imperative for deployment of Web Services in healthcare. The real question is: Who will pay
for it and why? To put it another way: Is this a solution looking for a problem
or is there a real value proposition here?
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Healthcare and the Internet


 



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