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HealthNow New York

HealthNow New York is a leading healthcare company, providing access to healthcare, innovative technologies, and information and services. The company serves 815,000 members, 13,000 client companies, has 2,100 employees and revenues of $2.27 billion.

“I see Informatica Data Services as both an evolutionary and revolutionary capability for us; it looks and feels like the rest of the Informatica Platform and this is a skill set we already have; it is revolutionary for us in that I am actually creating data services for the organization.”

— Rob Myers, Enterprise Data Warehouse Solution Architect/Manager, HealthNow New York

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Business Need

Improve health outcomes of members with on-demand information at lower costs.

Shift business processes to comply with health insurance reform and mandates.

Increase operational efficiency and profitability.

Ensure information privacy and security requirements are met.

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Challenges

Data spread across up to 16 enterprise databases—including DB2, Sybase, and SQL Server—and more than 30,000 Microsoft Access databases.

It took HealthNow months to build critical new data extracts of customer and products data for pricing and risk analysis.

It required 1,700 hours to add a new product to the portfolio.

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Solutions & Results

Delivered single, trusted view of data quickly, across diverse enterprise data sources.

Enabled business users to quickly access plan rate and claims information from a single service.

Shortened time to access new, critical data for pricing and risk analysis, from months to days.

Improved data governance and reduced compliance risk.

Accelerated analysis and certification of data quality for ensuring trusted data

Helped the company quickly adapt to evolving healthcare trends and legislation.

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Technologies Used

Informatica PowerCenter

Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding

Informatica PowerCenter Data Profiling Option

Extends PowerCenter’s ability to furnish comprehensive, accurate information about the quality, content, and structure of data—in virtually any operational system.

Informatica PowerCenter Partitioning Option

Take advantage of parallel data processing in multiprocessor and grid-based hardware environments.

Informatica Data Services (with Data Profiling Option)

Directly accesses and merges data across systems to deliver trusted data and more cheaply.

Informatica PowerExchange

Accesses mission-critical data and delivers it throughout the enterprise wherever it’s needed, on any schedule.

Informatica Data Explorer

Finds hidden risks, pinpoints structural issues, and stops quality problems from spreading in data.

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