NaviNet, a healthcare communications network, said that it has been selected to document the benefits of electronic health information exchange between healthcare providers and health insurers.

The benefits of NaviNet Insurer Connect, a multi-payer web portal, will be studied in New Jersey, where more than 50,000 providers use it to exchange data about New Jersey patients with health insurers in the state and more insurers in the surrounding region.

According to NaviNet, more than 800,000 healthcare providers, hospitals and ancillary care organizations use the web portal to communicate with multiple health insurers from the web site, therefore increasing office efficiencies, reducing administrative and medical costs, improving providers’ revenue cycles and enhancing the patient experience.

The initiative, which is organized by leading health insurers in New Jersey in collaboration with America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and NaviNet, showcases how multi-payer portals streamline and automate key healthcare processes to improve care delivery and save time and money.

Sponsoring health insurers offer providers access to NaviNet Insurer Connect web portal at no cost, enabling them to interact electronically with leading insurers via hundreds of real-time administrative, financial and clinical transactions, including eligibility and benefit inquiries, claims submission, claims status inquiries, and referral and authorization submissions.

Brad Waugh, president and CEO of NaviNet, said: “NaviNet is proud to participate in this collaborative effort to highlight the tangible benefits that multi-payer portals bring to the healthcare industry.

“NaviNet’s success in New Jersey, where nearly all healthcare providers and insured patients in the state are positively impacted by our solutions and services, is one regional example of the benefits that NaviNet’s real-time web interaction delivers to the US healthcare industry as a whole.”