Informatica to provide data integration backbone to Connecticut’s Access Health CT

Informatica Corporation announced that it is providing the crucial data integration backbone for Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT. Reportedly, with one of the best sign-up rates of any health insurance exchange the country, Access Health CT has been so successful that Connecticut intends to franchise the technology, selling an “exchange in a box” to other states.


“From day one, Informatica has been a linchpin of Access Health CT’s ability to successfully address the needs of Connecticut’s uninsured citizens, on deadline and well within budget,” said Peter Nichol, Director of IT, Access Health CT. “We faced some distinctly non-standard challenges, from a large range of data types and sources, to data timeliness and trustworthiness, to compliance, all capped by an aggressive go-live schedule. Informatica provides us with the advanced data integration capabilities we need while saving us enormous amounts of time, effort and money,” he said.


Established to satisfy requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), Access Health CT went live in September 2013. More than 282,000 Connecticut residents have subsequently enrolled through the exchange. Significantly, 83 per cent of qualified health plan enrollees and 91 per cent of Medicaid enrollees report satisfaction in using the system.


Behind the scenes, Access Health CT uses Informatica PowerCenter and Informatica Advanced Data Transformation software to help ensure the accuracy, efficiency and performance of the exchange. This includes:

– Accelerating the integration and transformation of data in disparate formats across multiple internal and external entities, from insurance carriers to government agencies.

– Delivering a single, authoritative view of individuals, families, businesses, health insurance plans and program participation.

– Reducing error rates, waste, fraud and abuse while improving eligibility accuracy through advanced data matching and identity resolution technologies.

– Meeting stringent data governance and reporting mandates (e.g., IRS and Medicare reporting) and increasing transparency to citizens and other agencies.


“The data integration challenges faced by Access Health CT are shared with other health insurance exchanges and increasingly with private and public sector organisations around the world, which are building the complex systems that will enable them to thrive in today’s economy and society,” said Amit Walia, Senior VP and GM, Data Integration and Data Security, Informatica. “Informatica has partnered with Access Health CT to provide a flexible, high performance and secure data integration infrastructure that has helped the organisation hit the ground running in serving Connecticut with an efficient health insurance marketplace,” he added.



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Peter is a healthcare business and technology executive, recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO 100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and the Project Management Institute. As Managing Director at OROCA Innovations, Peter leads the CXO advisory services practice driving digital strategies. Peter was honored as an MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist in 2015 and is a regular contributor to on innovation. As Head of Information Technology, Peter was responsible for Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange’s (HIX) industry-leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail oriented services for the health insurance industry. Peter championed the Connecticut marketplace digital implementation with a transformational cloud-based SaaS platform and mobile application recognized as a 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award finalist, CIO 100, and awards for best digital services, API, and platform. He also received a lifetime achievement award for leadership and digital transformation, honored as a 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Peter is the author of Learning Intelligence: Expand Thinking. Absorb Alternative. Unlock Possibilities (2017), which Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Triggers, calls "a must-read for any leader wanting to compete in the innovation-powered landscape of today." Peter also authored The Power of Blockchain for Healthcare: How Blockchain Will Ignite The Future of Healthcare (2017), the first book to explore the vast opportunities for blockchain to transform the patient experience. Peter has a B.S. in C.I.S from Bentley University and an MBA from Quinnipiac University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned his PMP® in 2001 and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Masters in Business Relationship Management (MBRM) and Certified Scrum Master. As a Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Peter understands first hand, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.