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Sunday, May 11, 2003

VARBusiness:State Teams With Novell and BravePoint To Develop Online Health Care System
The diagnosis was easy: The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services was suffering from budget constraints, reams of paperwork, the administration of requirements regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and an expanding number of employees who were quickly running out of office space. The cure, although tougher to determine also was obvious to the department's IT staff: Develop a secure Web-based system that would allow the organization's health care clients and more than 1,800 employees to remotely access data from its existing mainframe environment.
Is it as good as it sounds? Novell?? Java?? Mainframe?? Time will tell.


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