Yesterday NantHealth announced their acquisition of NaviNet, Inc resulting in a more integrated, seamless health care system by coordinating efforts between payers (typically insurance companies) and providers (hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, etc).
According to Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NantHealth-
“The acquisition of NaviNet completes our 10-year vision at NantWorks and NantHealth to integrate and coordinate our complex healthcare ecosystem from the knowledge domain, to the care delivery domain and now to the payer domain, as a single sign-on, seamless, cloud-based, secure adaptive learning system for patients, payers, and providers. NaviNet has a tremendous, long-term customer base of more than 40 health plans – Blue Cross Blue Shield payers, Aetna, Cigna, and many others – a nationwide network of more than 450,000 active end-users across all 50 states, and an All-Payer Access provider portal to 450+ commercial and government plans nationally built on NaviNet Open, the company’s payer-provider collaboration platform. This cloud-based system allows provider access to over 90% of covered lives in the United States and will serve as a transformative platform for the communication of cutting-edge knowledge to all.”
With BlackBerry providing their Enterprise security via BES12, this looks like a major step forward for health care cost containment.
Just another way BlackBerry and its’ partners lead by example!