X12 Announces Partnership with PilotFish to Benefit X12 EDI Users Across Healthcare
Hartford, CT, February 24, 2018
X12, the longstanding standards body that develops and maintains EDI and related standards, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration (APHI) to license and redistribute artifacts of the X12 standard as a component of PilotFish’s eiConsole for X12 bundle. PilotFish is one of a select group of partners working alongside X12 under its new licensing program. PilotFish recognizes the critical role than X12 plays in supporting electronic data exchange (EDI) in healthcare and throughout the economy and is proud to work alongside the organization to advocate for the ongoing evolution and implementation of the standards.
X12 is an ANSI-accredited, consensus-based, non-profit organization focusing on the development, implementation and ongoing use of interoperable electronic data interchange standards. In healthcare and insurance, X12’s standards are not only vitally important to effective communication between trading partners, but also required per HIPAA regulations that mandate their use for several administrative business processes such as Healthcare Claims and Payments.
Across supply chain, insurance, transportation and finance – X12 standards are ubiquitous. X12 has formed partnerships with PilotFish and other software and solution providers to ensure that these mission-critical standards are not only sustainably maintained, but that they also evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of modern business.
“At X12, we understand that the definition and maintenance of standards is only half the story. Even with mature and robust standards, X12 relies on an ecosystem of solution providers who facilitate the successful implementation of X12 transaction exchanges. PilotFish has a long history of promoting the adoption of standards and facilitating their effective use. This partnership better aligns our organizations and bolsters our respective abilities to deliver on our already complementary missions,” stated Cathy Sheppard, X12’s Executive Director. “We at X12 are excited about the opportunities this partnership opens up for both organizations.”
With the announcement of this partnership, PilotFish has also announced the upcoming availability of the eiConsole for X12 Bundle. This new offering is a marriage of PilotFish’s best-of-breed data transformation and mapping components with X12 standards artifacts, resulting in seamless and efficient parsing, mapping, validation and/or production of any X12 standards message.
“PilotFish is an expert in healthcare integration, a trusted adviser and innovation leader. This strategic technology partnership with X12 and our eiConsole for X12 bundle will allow us to deliver a high-quality, platform-independent and easy-to-use middleware solution that will support X12’s untold number of users and uses,” said Monika Vainius, Executive Vice President, APHI.
The X12 and PilotFish HIT partnership brings immediate benefits to X12 EDI users across healthcare starting with more efficient processes resulting in lower operational and maintenance costs. PilotFish’s Integration Engine solutions allow healthcare users to better leverage the use of X12 EDI data critical to major developments in population health initiatives, value-based care, risk analysis and analytics thus lowering the cost of delivering healthcare and simplifying its administration.
X12’s historic partnership program with PilotFish and other software and solution providers arm healthcare organizations for success as the electronic data exchange world changes at lightning speed creating startling new realities for business. X12 and PilotFish now give X12 EDI healthcare customers the X12, integration options and strategies to adapt more quickly and profitably to these trends.
X12, chartered by the American National Standards Institute for more than 35 years, develops and maintains EDI standards and XML schemas which drive business processes globally. X12’s diverse membership includes technologists and business process experts in healthcare, insurance, transportation, finance, government, supply chain and other industries. With more than 320 transaction standards available for use, X12 standards can be used to conduct nearly every facet of business-to-business operations. Visit www.x12.org/licensing for more information about X12’s licensing program and how to become a licensed redistribution partner and service provider.
About Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration
APHI is a subsidiary of PilotFish Technology. Founded in 2001 and based in Middletown, Conn. PilotFish develops middleware to enable the integration of disparate systems. APHI distributes PilotFish products directly to healthcare industry end users, solution providers and through select channel partners. Visit PilotFish Technology for more information.