SOURCE: Emptoris

September 12, 2007 10:02 ET

Emptoris and TriZetto to Offer Online Seminar on Provider Contract Management

Presentations From Health Industry Insights and CareFirst

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Emptoris, a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, in conjunction with The TriZetto Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TZIX), a leading healthcare technology provider, announced today that the organizations are offering an online seminar for healthcare payers.

Janice Young, program director, Health Industry Insights and Peter Stoessel, Director of Administration, Medical Systems and Business Development at CareFirst, will be the primary presenters in the online seminar and will provide insight into best practices in provider contracting, with a focus on the best case use of software technologies. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, and will subsequently available for download. Registration is available online at www.emptoris.com/webcasts/provider_contract_management/

The online seminar specifically examines the crucial issues and trends in provider network management -- and how to build a foundation for stronger provider contract management, with a focus on the use of the latest software technologies. In this seminar, participants will learn:

--  How to reduce the frequency of inaccurate payments to providers
--  How to locate and eliminate process bottlenecks to reduce time to
    contract
--  How to leverage technology to optimize provider contracting and
    network management
    

In addition, Peter Stoessel, Director of Administration, Medical Systems and Business Development at CareFirst, will provide real life examples of how CareFirst reduced time to agreements and increased measurement and visibility through automated contract and network management solutions.

"Healthcare organizations today are challenged by rapid change, dynamic cost structures, and volumes of increasingly complex contracts," said Pat Finn, Vice President, Alliances with Emptoris, Inc. "Improved provider contracting, enabled by the right technology, can provide greater visibility and control over provider agreements, reduce costs and ensure regulatory compliance. I'd encourage healthcare payers to invest a bit of time into learning more about the technologies available to them, and how their peers are using these technologies to positively effect their provider relationship management."

Dave Pinkert, Vice President, Product Management for The TriZetto Group, added, "By investing in network management automation technology, healthcare organizations can own capabilities from contract modeling, to contract workflow management to production claims pricing. This path appears to have high strategic and tactical value to payers."

About Emptoris

Emptoris is a world leader in innovative supply and contract management software solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. Emptoris solutions are used by successful Global 2000 companies in every industry. Customers include American Express, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Motorola, Owens Corning, Syngenta, and Vodafone.

About TriZetto

With its technology touching nearly half of the U.S. insured population, TriZetto is distinctly focused on accelerating the ability of healthcare payers to lead the industry's transformation to consumer-retail healthcare. The company provides premier information technology solutions that enhance its customers' revenue growth, increase their administrative efficiency and improve the cost and quality of care for their members. Healthcare payers include national and regional health insurance plans, and benefits administrators that provide transaction services to self-insured employer groups. The company's broad array of payer-focused information technology offerings include enterprise and component software, hosting and business process outsourcing services, and consulting. Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., TriZetto can be reached at 949-719-2200 or at www.trizetto.com.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:
    Dan Cahill
    (917) 617-0106
    Email Contact