Software AG Works with Alabama Department of Public Health to Address Affordable Care Act Requiremen

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Software AG Works with Alabama Department of Public Health to Address Affordable Care Act Requirements

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Software AG today announced that the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has selected the company to help them meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements through modernizing their legacy eligibility determination systems.

Healthcare reform is necessitating dramatic programmatic and system transformation for states. The need for technology to keep pace with changes in business processes has never been more apparent. TheAlabama Department of Public Health is the primary state health agency for the state of Alabama. Through the application of Software AG's ARIS technology and its webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS), along with SOA Governance capabilities, the ADPH will be able to meet near term ACA deadlines by January 2014 while streamlining the eligibility and enrollment process and creating a system that automates application processing. The result: faster, more accurate eligibility determinations for the state's citizens, and savings of millions of dollars.


The ability to quickly take new ACA business processes from a strategy and design point of view in ARIS Business Architect and transform them into models for process automation in webMethods was a key differentiator as the state looks to be a model for Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) maturity guidelines provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

"The Software AG team was very accessible to us throughout the selection process and were able to show exactly how their ARIS and webMethods solutions would help us map the key Medicaid eligibility processes and integrate all of our systems more effectively," said Regina Patterson, Director of Business Operations for the Alabama Department of Public Health. "Implementing these solutions will enable us to meet the healthcare needs of Alabamians more quickly and effectively in coordination with the Affordable Care Act."

"The Alabama Department of Public Health is approaching the Affordable Care Act and the needs of its citizens in an innovative and cost-conscious manner," said Dave Barber, Vice President of State & Local Government, Software AG. "We are pleased they selected us to support them with this advancement and look forward to a great working relationship."

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Software AG (FRA: SOW) helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is among the top 10 fastest-growing technology companies in the world and is ranked as a "leader" in 15 market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural, ARIS, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has around 5,300 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €1.05 billion in 2012. Learn more at www.softwareag.com.

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