SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- Vitria, a leading provider of business process integration solutions, today announced that Premera Blue Cross, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association independent licensee for Washington state and Alaska, has selected Vitria's Healthcare Solutions as the integration infrastructure to simplify, streamline and automate its transaction management processes.

Operating as Premera Blue Cross in Washington state and as Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield in Alaska, Premera Blue Cross offers a large, diverse network of providers, including nearly 20,000 healthcare professionals and 100 hospitals in the state of Washington and 1,000 professionals and 20 hospitals in Alaska. Vitria is providing the company with healthcare-specific solutions and domain expertise with the goal to simplify and automate transaction processes.

"We were looking for a technology partner with experience in implementing healthcare solutions," said David Young, vice president, information technology, Premera Blue Cross. "Premera Blue Cross has been dedicated to finding innovative ways to manage healthcare costs while improving information access and overall patient care," said Robert Golladay, vice president of Vitria's Insurance & Healthcare solutions group. "We are pleased to add the organization to our growing list of independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans relying on Vitria:BusinessWare to improve claims processing efficiency," added Golladay.

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