HealthEdge and NTT DATA Build on Strong Partnership

Combination of next-generation technology and shared service delivery drive successful transitions to HealthRules® for a growing list of HealthEdge customers

HealthEdge and NTT DATA Build on Strong Partnership

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, provider of the only integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for healthcare payors, today announced that its continued partnership with , Inc., a leading IT services provider, is helping a growing list of HealthEdge customers, including Independent Health and Riverside Health, achieve a successful transition to the HealthRules product suite.

“Riverside Health is seeking to become a leading managed care organization in the Medicaid marketplace. We selected HealthRules as our operations platform in order to leverage the HealthRules product suite. We believe it will allow us to outpace our competition in what is arguably the most dynamic industry in business today. NTT DATA brought a comprehensive suite of configuration and claims support services which enabled us to meet an aggressive timeline. Utilizing local talent, NTT DATA’s support services were scalable to the peaks and valleys with new health plan implementation – all the while we maintained the highest levels of customer service,” said David Margolit, vice president of Operations, Riverside Health, Inc.

NTT DATA Corporation is the sixth largest IT services provider in the world. Working in conjunction with HealthEdge leadership and delivery teams, NTT DATA, Inc. has developed HealthRules-specific solutions that leverage shared service delivery to optimize operational and technology investments, while supporting successful transitions and continuous improvement.

“As part of the implementation of the HealthRules product suite from HealthEdge, we explored all possibilities to expedite and enhance our implementation experience,” stated Judy Feldman, senior vice president and chief information officer for Independent Health Association (IHA). “We selected NTT DATA, Inc. based on their comprehensive shared service model, to support our efforts to centralize organizational correspondence utilizing our internal ECM applications and HP Exstream application. In keeping with our laser focus on opportunities to improve administrative efficiencies and effectiveness, NTT DATA has supplied their industry expertise and highly skilled resources to manage the HP Exstream effort which allowed IHA to concentrate on business strategy and overall project deliverables for our system conversion.”

“For payors to compete in the next-generation healthcare market they will require both end-to-end transformative technology as well as strong solution partners that can provide the capacity to meet these market challenges,” said Ray Desrochers, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing at HealthEdge. “The collaboration of HealthEdge and NTT DATA provides payors with a dynamic solution to reduce the risk of implementation as they transform their businesses to compete in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.”

“The collaborative nature of our relationship with HealthEdge has allowed NTT DATA to partner with the creator of an industry-leading core claims and administrative platform, HealthRules, to create innovative solutions that introduce new levels of transparency, quality, responsiveness and cost-benefit,” said Mike Ragan, senior vice president, Life Sciences and Healthcare at NTT DATA, Inc. “Our dedicated and certified HealthRules Competency Center offers a broad range of shared services that are supported by deep domain, process, and operational expertise, to accelerate deployment and deliver quantifiable value.”

NTT DATA is your Innovation Partner anywhere around the world, with operations in more than 35 countries. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services from consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing to cloud-based solutions.

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HealthEdge® provides the only integrated financial, administrative and clinical software platform for healthcare payors. The HealthRules® platform, built on modern, patented technology, delivers for the first time, a suite of software products that enables payors to leverage new business models, improve outcomes, drastically reduce administrative costs and connect everyone in the healthcare delivery cycle. An award-winning company, HealthEdge delivers disruptive technology that makes the new healthcare economy work. For more information, visit .

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