Claims Management Is Top Healthcare IT Priority Says eJigsaw

IT Spending Increases as HIPAA Deadline Nears



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from eJigsaw

    HAYWARD, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- eJigsaw (www.ejigsaw.com) today
 announced claims management to be the most popular query for the Healthcare
 category on their IT research site. Of the solutions researched and evaluated
 on eJigsaw's site during the first quarter of 2001 by healthcare IT decision
 makers, the most popular searches were for Claim Administration solutions at
 26%, followed by queries on Patient Care Support and Clinical Resource
 Management, at 24% and 22%, respectively.
     According to eJigsaw analysis, many healthcare organizations are
 undertaking or considering E-business strategies for their organizations
 (E-health) as they prepare for compliance of the Health Insurance Portability
 and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA. Federal HIPAA guidelines require
 that healthcare organizations begin handling all standard patient care
 transactions electronically, as well as institute new privacy capabilities.
 These transactions include claims submission, checks on patient's insurance
 coverage and eligibility for treatment. The deadline for HIPAA compliance is
 February 2003.
     A survey conducted by the Healthcare Information Management Systems
 Society (HIMSS) in February 2001 of more than 500 healthcare information
 executives shows 79% of executives stating their organization's top technology
 priority is upgrading systems in preparation for HIPAA compliance.
     Within the eJigsaw Healthcare solution segment, the three most researched
 sub-categories focus on applications that enable organizations to retrieve,
 manage, analyze and distribute healthcare data:
 
     Claims Administration
     -- Claims Adjudication
     -- Claims Analysis
     -- Referral Management
     -- Provider Profiling
 
     Patient Care Support
     -- Physician Access
     -- Decision Support
     -- Electronic Medical Records
     -- Pharmaceutical Support
 
     Clinical Resource Management
     -- Case Management
     -- DRG Mix/Prospective Payment
     -- Financial Management/Statistical Reporting
     -- Managed Care
 
     eJigsaw builds technology markets by connecting IT customers and IT
 vendors using interactive exchanges. The popularity of the eJigsaw site, which
 has attracted over 50% of the Fortune 500, lead to the recent launch of the
 eJigsaw RFP FasTrak(SM) IT referral service, offering companies the ability to
 work one-on-one with an eJigsaw IT solutions expert who analyzes the
 customer's requirements and recommend solutions after completing a detailed
 analysis.
 
     About eJigsaw:
     eJigsaw (www.ejigsaw.com) helps business customers accelerate the IT
 decision process. eJigsaw offers a suite of interactive tools that enable IT
 decision makers to evaluate over 21,000 products and services segmented within
 50 different Industry solution channels. eJigsaw's intelligent search engine
 enables users to compare vendor offerings using Industry, Business and
 Technology cross-matching. Founded in 1999, the privately held company is
 located at 25151 Clawiter Road, Hayward, California 94545.
 
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    HAYWARD, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- eJigsaw (www.ejigsaw.com) today
 announced claims management to be the most popular query for the Healthcare
 category on their IT research site. Of the solutions researched and evaluated
 on eJigsaw's site during the first quarter of 2001 by healthcare IT decision
 makers, the most popular searches were for Claim Administration solutions at
 26%, followed by queries on Patient Care Support and Clinical Resource
 Management, at 24% and 22%, respectively.
     According to eJigsaw analysis, many healthcare organizations are
 undertaking or considering E-business strategies for their organizations
 (E-health) as they prepare for compliance of the Health Insurance Portability
 and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA. Federal HIPAA guidelines require
 that healthcare organizations begin handling all standard patient care
 transactions electronically, as well as institute new privacy capabilities.
 These transactions include claims submission, checks on patient's insurance
 coverage and eligibility for treatment. The deadline for HIPAA compliance is
 February 2003.
     A survey conducted by the Healthcare Information Management Systems
 Society (HIMSS) in February 2001 of more than 500 healthcare information
 executives shows 79% of executives stating their organization's top technology
 priority is upgrading systems in preparation for HIPAA compliance.
     Within the eJigsaw Healthcare solution segment, the three most researched
 sub-categories focus on applications that enable organizations to retrieve,
 manage, analyze and distribute healthcare data:
 
     Claims Administration
     -- Claims Adjudication
     -- Claims Analysis
     -- Referral Management
     -- Provider Profiling
 
     Patient Care Support
     -- Physician Access
     -- Decision Support
     -- Electronic Medical Records
     -- Pharmaceutical Support
 
     Clinical Resource Management
     -- Case Management
     -- DRG Mix/Prospective Payment
     -- Financial Management/Statistical Reporting
     -- Managed Care
 
     eJigsaw builds technology markets by connecting IT customers and IT
 vendors using interactive exchanges. The popularity of the eJigsaw site, which
 has attracted over 50% of the Fortune 500, lead to the recent launch of the
 eJigsaw RFP FasTrak(SM) IT referral service, offering companies the ability to
 work one-on-one with an eJigsaw IT solutions expert who analyzes the
 customer's requirements and recommend solutions after completing a detailed
 analysis.
 
     About eJigsaw:
     eJigsaw (www.ejigsaw.com) helps business customers accelerate the IT
 decision process. eJigsaw offers a suite of interactive tools that enable IT
 decision makers to evaluate over 21,000 products and services segmented within
 50 different Industry solution channels. eJigsaw's intelligent search engine
 enables users to compare vendor offerings using Industry, Business and
 Technology cross-matching. Founded in 1999, the privately held company is
 located at 25151 Clawiter Road, Hayward, California 94545.
 
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