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B2B Challenges in Healthcare

Tallan Partner

It’s no secret that paying for healthcare in the United States is extremely difficult to do. Payment systems for healthcare across the country are highly fragmented; many payers and providers use multiple formats for remittance. This creates challenges and frustration for patients, providers, and insurance companies, particularly at a time when there is increased pressure to reduce costs. Other industries use B2B automation processes in standard languages like EDI to standardize and automate payment systems; B2B challenges abound for the healthcare industry.
The B2B challenge in healthcare remittances
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, there are now in motion some new initiatives related to healthcare payment reform – chief among them, the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.  “The ramifications of this transition for payers are significant,” says John Tyler, Data Science Platform Manager at Premera Blue Cross. “Payers are going to…

BizTalk and Windows Azure Service Bus as Relay

Stan Kennedy

Recently, I presented a webinar “Secure Integration Messaging with BizTalk and Windows Azure Service Bus (formerly known as AppFabric Service Bus).  The webinar and slide deck and be viewed here.
I’d like to take some time and walk through creating the solution.  In this webinar, I demonstrated how to process inbound orders from external trading partners into our on-premise middle-ware platform (which routes orders to the fulfillment order processing systems).  One of the key components to solving this integration problem was Windows Azure Service Bus.  The Windows Azure Service Bus exposes an endpoint and acts as a relay service to external endpoints. BizTalk 2010 can now natively connect to the Service Bus using the AppFabric Connect feature.  This feature can be installed from the BizTalk 2010 installation media.
Here is the overall architecture:

Below illustrates the integrated external B2B partners into our internal LOB systems flow…

I’ll walk…

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