Informatica Unveils Health-Care Package - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Informatica Unveils Health-Care Package

The system will act as a hub between companies' transaction systems, transforming data from proprietary formats generated by legacy IT systems into HIPAA-compliant formats for transmission.

Health-care-industry IT managers are rushing to implement transaction standards mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This week, Informatica Corp. unveiled data integration and transformation software designed to make that task a little easier.

Many health-care organizations, hospitals, and insurance companies use proprietary EDI technology to communicate and process transactions such as insurance claims. But HIPAA mandates the use of standard data sets and codes for communicating such transactions. While the deadline for implementing those standards is ostensibly October, many--if not most--health-care companies are expected to request a one-year extension from the Health and Human Services Department, industry observers say.

The Informatica Solution for Healthcare will act as a hub between companies' transaction systems, transforming data from proprietary formats generated by legacy IT systems into HIPAA-compliant formats for transmission. The system collects data in an operational data store for transformation and in a data warehouse for analysis.

The Informatica package includes the vendor's recently unveiled PowerCenterRT real-time data transformation and integration platform, the PowerCenter Distributed Option software for integration with remote systems, and new HIPAA business components. The components, key to the package, provide syntactic and semantic data transformation capabilities, including filters, lookups, metadata definitions, and data aggregations. The system, for example, transforms the 55 ethnicity codes used by health-care providers in California into HIPAA's 15 codes. The package will also include the Informatica Analytics Server for data analysis.

Components of the health-care package are available now, and the complete system will be available in the third quarter. Pricing will start at $300,000.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
Download this report from InformationWeek, in partnership with Dark Reading, to learn more about how today's IT operations teams work with cybersecurity operations, what technologies they are using, and how they communicate and share responsibility--or create risk by failing to do so. Get it now!
10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  6/24/2020
IT Trade Shows Go Virtual: Your 2020 List of Events
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/29/2020
Study: Cloud Migration Gaining Momentum
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  6/22/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll