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Adobe reforms the experience of accessing health care


Last week, we launched the Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform (ADEP) for customer experience management (CEM) — a unified suite of solutions for managing multi-channel digital experiences that transforms how enterprises attract, engage, and service today’s digitally immersed consumer.

Launch announcements occurred simultaneously in several major venues, including Enterprise 2.0 in Boston, JAX Developers Conference 2011 in San Jose, and Forrester’s 2011 Customer Experience Forum in New York (where Adobe was also presented with Forrester’s “Voice of the Customer” Award).

At the State Healthcare IT Summit in the Washington DC area, I had the privilege of announcing the launch of ADEP to an exclusive audience of government policy makers as well as Healthcare IT executives and thought leaders.

The announcement was met with enthusiasm and excitement as our government audience discovered for themselves the possibilities that ADEP provides in real-world applications throughout healthcare and government. And the timing couldn’t have been better, considering President Obama’s recent executive order for agencies to streamline service delivery and improve customer service. The president is tasking agencies to leverage technology in order to keep pace with the private sector.

To demonstrate how the new Adobe platform can help achieve such improvements, along with measurable results, I provided a detailed presentation of our new solution for Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX). These exchanges, a central mechanism of Health Reform, are state-facilitated online marketplaces that allow small businesses and citizens to research, compare, and enroll in health care plans provided by private insurance companies (or Medicaid, if the applicant is eligible).

In order to be successful, health insurance exchanges will need to provide applicants with consistent experiences, regardless of their eligibility determination, device of choice, or mode of communication.

The Adobe HIX solution delivers an engaging experience at every point along the consumer’s lifecycle (learn, validate, decide, use, commit) by incorporating each of the corresponding ADEP modules: Web Experience Management, Social Brand Engagement, Selection and Enrollment, Unified Workspace and Customer Communication. Other primary customers of the exchange (HIX administrators and health payers), and their related experiences were reviewed in detail as well.

This is the first installment of a three-part series to provide coverage of my time spent at the 2011 State Healthcare IT Summit. Check back soon for more on the summit, including interviews with state executives as they share their approaches to HIX.

In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts with us in comments and on Twitter @AdobeGov and @AdobeCEM.

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