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:
relationships between brokers, providers, payors,
plan administrators and consumers.
heterogeneous IT environments
for exposing business logic and data both within and
across institutional boundaries.
acceptance of standardized transaction formats as
a result of HIPAA regulations.
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
or is there a real value proposition here? Click
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