Integration server provider Vitria (Sunnyvale, CA) has released the Vitria Collaboration Center (VCC) kit for HIPAA compliance. The kit provides a quick-start solution for managing transaction, validation and security requirements among healthcare payors, providers, clearinghouses and government agencies in time for the mandated October 2002 deadline, the vendor says. The kit leverages VCML markup language to extract the meaning of each document used in any EDI-based transaction and map it to an XML equivalent.
Business process automation software provider Staffware (New York ) has launched a set of business process templates to improve the efficiency and flexibility of the claims-handling process for non-life insurers. The templates incorporate best practices for notification, opening, investigation and payment, as well as closing and recovery. They also provide improved communications between parties and allow process modification, ensuring companies can respond to changing markets, according to the vendor.
TUCSON--FinanCenter has released the FinanCenter e-Merchandising System (EMS), which the vendor describes as an affordable, fast-deployment customer relationship toolset. The solution uses a browser-based interface for campaign set-up and management that is accessible to authorized users using a standard Internet browser. Wizards guide the user through the process of defining target audiences, determining content type and placement, inserting content, scheduling deployment and tracking campaigns, claims the vendor.
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