DENVER--(The TriZetto Group, Inc., today announced that Samaritan Health, a health insurer that serves more than 50,000 members throughout Oregon, is making administrative tasks faster and easier for healthcare providers by using TriZetto’s technology-enabled solutions.)--
“TriZetto’s consulting services provided essential support for the project.”
In 2010-2011, health insurance organizations in Oregon joined together in a statewide initiative to create a “single sign-on solution” that would give healthcare providers a convenient and secure way to access the provider sites of major local health plans and hospitals. The healthcare payers agreed to link their provider portals to an organization called OneHealthPort, which would assign security passwords to users, manage passwords and give users single sign-on access to each health plan’s provider portals. To participate in this program, Samaritan Health chose to leverage its provider service portal technology, a TriZetto application, rather than implement a costly new solution.
“We used our TriZetto technology, and the implementation process was both cost-effective and rapid,” said Kim Whitley, chief operating officer, Samaritan Health Plan Operations.
The project was completed in approximately four months in 2011, with minimal internal resources Whitley said, adding that “TriZetto’s consulting services provided essential support for the project.”
Efficiencies achieved with the single sign-on solution have enabled Samaritan Health to redeploy one full-time employee. In addition:
- Users now can manage their own credentials, which saves Samaritan Health time and expense.
- New troubleshooting tools enable the Samaritan Health customer-service staff to see what is on the user’s screen. This has increased efficiency greatly.
- The solution allows for a clearer picture of who has logged in and when.
“The response from providers has been very positive,” noted Rob Scavo, TriZetto’s regional accounts market president, pointing out that use of TriZetto’s portal solution by participating Oregon providers has increased by 10 percent. “Additionally, the Oregon Health Leadership Task Force’s provider membership recently recognized Samaritan Health for increasing provider satisfaction. These results speak for themselves.”
In 2012, Samaritan Health was nominated for a TriZetto IHM Power Award for Innovation, in recognition of the company’s pursuit of Integrated Healthcare Management, TriZetto’s vision for the healthcare industry.
TriZetto provides world-class information technology and service solutions that help payers and providers work more efficiently and collaborate to deliver better health. TriZetto solutions touch over half the U.S. insured population and reach more than 180,000 care providers. TriZetto helps healthcare organizations enhance administrative efficiency; improve the cost, quality and delivery of care; address compliance and compete to win in an emerging retail market. Payer solutions include benefits administration, care management, network management and portal platforms, as well as consulting, application management and business management services. Provider solutions include real-time eligibility assurance, claims editing, revenue cycle management technology and services that help providers get paid quickly and accurately. For more information, visit www.trizetto.com.