SOURCE: NaviNet, Inc.

NaviNet, Inc.

November 19, 2014 09:00 ET

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. Will Employ NaviNet Open to Complement Its Value-Based Reimbursement Programs

Upgrading to NaviNet's Real-Time Next-Generation Healthcare Communications Platform

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2014) -  NaviNet, Inc., America's largest real-time healthcare communications network, serving more than 420,000 users and over 40 health plans nationwide, today announced that Newark, New Jersey-based Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. has chosen the NaviNet Open next-generation payer-provider collaboration platform to help support its patient-centered clinical workflows and value-based reimbursement models. NaviNet Open is a robust enterprise cloud-based software platform complete with core and Value-Based Network applications and APIs for application development by payers and third parties.

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. is leading an effort with like-minded doctors and hospitals to transform how healthcare is delivered in New Jersey. More than 500,000 of the company's 3.7 million members are benefiting from Horizon's patient-centered programs, which reward the quality -- not the quantity -- of care delivered. NaviNet Open supports the collaborative relationships between payers and providers in value-based programs by enabling the real-time exchange of critical clinical and administrative data among members of the health care ecosystem to improve cost management and overall patient care.

"The NaviNet Open platform is a foundational tool for building data exchange capabilities that will help providers more effectively manage the health of their entire patient population," said Douglas E. Blackwell, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.

"Horizon has been on the leading edge of evidence- and value-based medicine. The entire healthcare industry has benefited from the results of its collaborations with the healthcare community," stated Frank Ingari, President and Chief Executive Officer, NaviNet, Inc.

NaviNet Open provides the extensibility, flexibility, and scalability necessary to accommodate change and promote growth as health plans launch new businesses and products. In addition to the base platform, NaviNet Open offers core applications, Value-Based Network applications, configuration and administrative tools, and open APIs for easy connectivity, integration, and application development. These capabilities, which make NaviNet Open the most advanced network technology platform in healthcare today, were designed based on the best practices of the NaviNet multi-payer portal.

About Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey's oldest and largest health insurer, is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Serving more than 3.7 million members, Horizon is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com.

About NaviNet

NaviNet is America's largest real-time healthcare communications network. The company's flagship multi-payer provider communications platform connects more than 420,000 administrative and clinical staff, representing 60% of the physicians in the United States, with over 40 health plans. NaviNet Open is a next-generation healthcare communications network integrating value-based reimbursement and clinical workflows. It consists of a series of layers: a platform, a set of network services, a suite of Value-Based Network applications, and a set of tools that customers can use to configure and customize the system. For more information, please visit www.NaviNet.net.

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