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Blogs by Michael Trilli

October 1, 2013

October 1, 2013—the dawn of the digital healthcare age, when government exchanges in the United States flip over their open-for-business signs. Prior to today's rollout of the healthcare vertical's answer to large Internet purveyors, vendors focused on readying products and technology for a new retail insurance marketplace. The technology may now be ready, but along the way, the consumer got lost in the shuffle. The U.S.

August 27, 2012

Global Payments’ August announcement of its acquisition of integrated payment provider (IPP) Accelerated Payments was welcome news for this analyst; it brings to bear the value that an integrated payment provider can bring to the healthcare table. The healthcare industry is moving forward, linking healthcare transaction data to the payment transaction and ultimately to the electronic health/medical record (EHR/EMR). Accelerated Payments and other IPPs specialize in moving data from point A to point B (e.g., the point of sale to card networks) where others cannot.

July 6, 2012

On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), paving the way for an influx of previously uninsured Americans to enter into the existing healthcare system. Approximately 30 million new patients, some with pre-existing conditions and some who previously chose not to pursue healthcare insurance, are eligible for coverage. That number would add a significant supply-and-demand stress to any business environment. Will PPACA prove a market force that launches industry transformation, or will existing cracks break the levee under its weight?

Michael Trilli is a senior analyst with Aite Group, specializing in health insurance and payments. He brings to Aite Group 15 years of experience in product management, strategic partnerships, market research, and business strategy in the financial services and payments industries.