BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Health Solutions, LLC (DSTHS), a leading provider of technology solutions and services to health plans, integrated delivery systems, and health care providers, today announced the launch of Exeter 1.0, a next-generation enterprise payer platform.
Planned for roll out at this month's America's Health Insurance Plans Conference, Exeter 1.0 is designed to integrate with external applications via web services and portals, and will support the growing necessity for data access via disparate external data systems and consumer-driven mobile applications.
These advances position Exeter 1.0 to be the platform of choice for health plans as they address emerging industry trends, specifically the advent of Health Insurance Marketplaces, the expansion of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Dual Enrollment.
"Health plans must be able to develop the products and services demanded by the industry, and they can't be held back by antiquated payer platforms. Until now, there has been a high degree of cost and risk associated with core systems replacement," said Steve Sabino, President, DST Health Solutions. "That is why we've developed Exeter. Built utilizing open-source architecture and providing an innovative modular approach to delivery, Exeter addresses the specific business needs of an organization, as they happen, while lowering overall administrative investments."
With health plans increasingly recognizing the need for internal payer platforms that are nimble enough to securely and rapidly exchange information with external channels, Exeter 1.0 provides an efficient way to make core changes only as needed. Deployed through an innovative, modular approach, the Exeter 1.0 platform's transformational capabilities mitigate the risk and expense associated with full system conversions.
Built using state-of-the-art technology, Exeter 1.0 provides any health plan the administrative efficiency, enhanced automation, and business-driven flexibility necessary to succeed in a today's rapidly evolving healthcare industry.
According to Gartner, Inc., "CIOs who invest in scalable, flexible enterprise systems that are configured to respond to changing healthcare needs have the ability to participate in a wide variety of new opportunities. Viable systems that can carry an organization forward into the next era must provide a flexible benefit platform to cater to the needs of individual consumers, rather than just managing a set of standardized products for the group, small business or exchange markets." (Top Actions for Healthcare Payer CIOs, 2013: Ensure Core System Readiness for Postreform Era, Christina Lucero: 24 January 2013)
DSTHS will demonstrate several Exeter 1.0 modules at AHIP Institute 2013, which will be held June 12-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To schedule a demonstration at the event, contact DST Health Solutions at 800-272-4799 or e-mail at MarketingDSTHS@DSTHealthsolutions.com.
About DST Health Solutions
DST Health Solutions, LLC, delivers systems and services that help improve efficiency, reduce operational costs, increase speed to market, and facilitate medical cost management and price containment. Clients include commercial health plans, consumer-directed plans, government plans, and physician practices. A wholly-owned subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc., DSTH's enterprise applications and outsourcing services include claims processing, member and provider management, benefit plan management, new product development, care management and medical management, and decision support/analytics. For more information, contact 800.272.4799, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dsthealthsolutions.com.
America's Health Insurance Plans is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. AHIP's members provide health and supplemental benefits to more than 200 million Americans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation. For more information, visit www.ahip.org.
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