AHIP Institute 2010: NaviNet Executives to Discuss Payers’ Role in HIE and the Value of Multi-Payer Portals in Improving H

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NaviNet, America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, announced that two of its senior executives will join industry peers in panel discussions at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2010. James Bogdan, senior vice president, will speak on the roles and opportunities for payers in Health Information Exchange (HIE), and Tom Morrison, co-founder and chief strategy officer, will discuss the use of multi-payer portals to improve administrative efficiencies in healthcare. NaviNet, the industry leading multi-payer Web portal, enables secure, real-time communication between leading national, commercial and Blues health plans, and hundreds of thousands of physicians, clinicians and other caregivers in all 50 states – resulting in improved quality of care and significant cost savings to the industry.

Payers and HIE: Health Plans as Key Players in Reducing Costs, Improving Outcomes and Driving Adoption

Health plans have an important role in health information exchange as the best sources of readily available, comprehensive, patient-centered data from multiple providers. They also have the technology networks and momentum necessary to drive HIE adoption. In a panel discussion, industry experts will identify and discuss how participating in HIEs can positively impact the payer’s business, and the role payers can play in increasing utilization of electronic transactions, improving outcomes and reducing costs.

What: Panel discussion moderated by David K. Nace, MD, vice president, Clinical Development, McKesson Health Solutions and RelayHealth divisions, McKesson Corporation


  • James Bogdan, senior vice president, NaviNet
  • Daniel Carmody, vice president, Information Strategy & Solutions, CIGNA Healthcare
  • Joseph Miller, director of E-business, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies
  • Tom Williams, executive director, Integrated Healthcare Association

When: Friday, June 11, 7:30 a.m. PT

Building an Integrated Health Care System: Optimizing Administrative Data Exchange

NaviNet Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tom Morrison will join a panel of thought leaders and health plan executives, including Chere Parton, national head, Provider Solutions for Aetna, to discuss how multi-payer portals offer administrative efficiencies and improve electronic health information exchange between providers and payers.

What: Panel discussion moderated by Tom Meyers, executive director, Product Policy, America's Health Insurance Plans


  • Tom Morrison, co-founder and chief strategy officer, NaviNet
  • Chere Parton, national head, Provider Solutions, Aetna

When: Thursday, June 10, 10:30 a.m. PT

The panel discussion corresponds with a landmark initiative, sponsored by AHIP and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, to document the benefits of electronic health information exchange between providers and health insurers. NaviNet, which was selected to participate in the initiative in New Jersey, has built the largest health information exchange in that state. Approximately 85 percent of providers in New Jersey complete over a million NaviNet transactions a month, communicating online with 16 regional health plans and accessing patient information for 95 percent of commercially insured members in the state.

For more information about the 2010 AHIP Institute, please visit: http://www.ahip.org/links/institute2010/index.htm.

About NaviNet

NaviNet, America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, securely links hundreds of thousands of physicians, clinicians and other healthcare providers to patients, industry partners and leading health plans. More than 70 percent of the nation’s physicians are enrolled in the NaviNet Network, which touches 121 million insured patients. NaviNet’s advanced solutions, services and expertise streamline business processes and drive industry-leading innovation. In a time when access to healthcare is a critical issue, NaviNet fosters collaboration and helps government, plans and providers improve quality of care and reduce costs. For more information, or to sign up for NaviNet, please visit www.NaviNet.net or call 617-715-6000 or 800-805-7569. Follow us on Twitter at @NaviNet.


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