Dean Health Plan Has Prescription For Data Integration Solution And Gains A Competitive Advantage With Informatica Platform

Leading HMO Streamlines Claims Processing and Boosts Provider Efficiency with Informatica Data Integration Platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 03, 2010 -  News facts:
  • Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced that Dean Health Plan, one of the largest and most diversified health maintenance organization (HMO) in the Midwest, has standardized on the Informatica Platform.
  • Dean Health Plan is implementing a single integrated claims administration system to streamline claims management, adjudication and reporting.
  • Helps increase healthcare provider efficiency, reduces information management costs, and quickly delivers innovative new services in a highly competitive market.
  • Reduced latency of critical information from a matter of weeks to a day or less.
  • Enables quicker reaction time, effective claims trends and information requests across a network of more than 2,000 healthcare practitioners, 80 clinic sites, and 26 plan hospitals.
  • Informatica Platform is “the solution of choice” for data integration, movement and synchronization after original data warehouse deployment in 2001.
  • Underpins Dean Health Plan’s healthcare provider portal for ready access to timely, consolidated views of eligibility and claims data.
  • Powers the successful, low-risk migration of claims data from a legacy mainframe environment to a modern HIPAA-ready EDS Metavance claims system.
  • Business benefits include: a faster, more efficient process for submitting patient referral requests, which in turn has helped enhance practitioner efficiency, reduced administrative costs and improved patient satisfaction.
  • IT benefits include: increased IT agility in the face of business and regulatory change requests from the government for new types of information within frequently tight timeframes.
  • Saved several months of effort helping the company respond quickly and cost-effectively to requests through the extensive use of reusability and automation built into the Informatica Platform.

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  • “The payback from the Informatica Platform has been immense, particularly in terms of enhanced practitioner efficiency,” said Jenny Mangasarian, information technology project manager, Dean Health Plan. “The rich functionality of Informatica supports multiple environments and offers one, single unified platform for all our enterprise data integration, data migration, and data warehouse needs. When you factor in Informatica’s continual R&D development of the technology and vision for the future of data integration, it quickly becomes the only choice you need.”
  • “Healthcare systems are under increasingly intense pressure to deliver highly effective services at reasonable costs,” said Shekhar Iyer, senior vice president, Healthcare and Public Sector, Informatica. “Dean Health Plan illustrates the value of Informatica as a standard platform for transforming and delivering the right data to target systems at the right time, going far beyond data warehousing to touching almost every aspect of the business and ultimately helping drive its success.”

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About Dean Health Plan
Established in 1983, Dean Health Plan is the insurance services subsidiary of Dean Health System and SSM Health Care. It maintains a position of leadership in insurance services through a physician-led integrated health system that improves the health status of its members and delivers a superior level of service and care.

Dean Health Plan earned the “Highest Member Satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in the Minnesota/Wisconsin Region, Two Years in a Row”, from the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Member Health Insurance Plan StudySM.

1   Dean Health Plan also holds an Excellent Accreditation - the highest accreditation available - from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its commercial HMO product and received the 2009 Best of Business Award in the state from Corporate Report Wisconsin.

1 Dean Health Plan received the highest numerical score among commercial health plans in the Minnesota-Wisconsin region in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2009-2010 U.S. Member Health Insurance Plan StudiesSM. 2010 study based on 33,986 total member responses, measuring 9 plans in the Minnesota-Wisconsin Region (excludes Medicare and Medicaid). Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of members surveyed November-December 2009. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world gain a competitive advantage in today’s global information economy with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. More than 4,000 enterprises worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise, off premise and in the Cloud. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.

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