Piecing It All Together

A year after Steve Kaufman and his staff at Goshen, Ind.-based health care insurer Mennonite Mutual Aid Association (MMAA) launched a massive enterprise application integration (EAI) project  (see story), the results are in, and the news is mostly good.

The company’s goal was to use tools from Vitria Technology Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., to integrate core insurance applications running on IBM AS/400s with applications running on Windows NT servers and to more than double its system-to-system interfaces over the next five years.

The project is being driven by the approach of the October 2003 deadline associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which requires the use of a set of specific standards for the electronic exchange of data.

Read full story at Computerworld.