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Computer Sciences to Use Healtheon System

Times Staff and Wire Reports

Healtheon Corp. said it signed up Computer Sciences Corp. as the first company to install its health-care network service. Palo Alto-based Healtheon, founded by Netscape Communications Corp. Chairman Jim Clark, is an Internet-based system that connects health-care companies, employees and employers. Using the service, employees can look up doctors, make appointments, file benefits and find out information about their health-care plans using the Internet. The system is designed to lower processing and distribution costs. El Segundo-based CSC, which installs databases and networking systems, will install Healtheon in about 10 businesses during the next three months, Healtheon said. Three pilot programs using the service are underway in Colorado, Massachusetts and California with Blue Shield and Rocky Mountain Health Care.


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