HP Enterprise Services and Blue Shield of California recently announced they have signed an agreement designed to enable Blue Shield to deliver new services that enhance efficiencies and improve affordability of health care for its customers.
Under the five-year contract, HP will continue providing technology infrastructure and applications support to Blue Shield, extending a relationship that has spanned more than 43 years. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
HP will continue providing Applications Development and Management Services for more than 100 Blue Shield core administrative data and corporate systems as part of the new agreement. HP will manage these applications using tiered service levels designed to enable Blue Shield to more effectively align and better manage its applications environment as opportunities are presented.
HP also will provide Applications Services using its global delivery system to connect existing centers of excellence with software professionals across Blue Shield projects.
The Blue Shield systems reside on mainframe, midrange servers hosted in a secure HP data center supported by HP Managed Mainframe Services and HP Server Management Services. HP Continuity Services provide a robust disaster-recovery strategy with data mirrored in primary and secondary sites for Backup and Restore.
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