And NaviNet is the web portal for over 50 different insurance companies. It includes Aetna, Cigna,Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Horizon, Oxford, Medicare, UnitedHealthCare, and many others. This site is required by doctors, not individuals. If you are a doctor, and accept any one of these insurances, you must do all of your account maintenance using this site. It is mandatory. It is stipulated by the doctor's contract with the insurance carrier. They use this site to check for eligibility, for financials, check information and even electronic prescribing.
As for the illustrious US government, access to the PECOS site can only be done effectively through Windows and IE. This site is used by the doctors to manage their Medicare and NPI enrollments. If you are a doctor, and wish to accept Medicare, you must deal with this site. I have on numerous times, tried to use other browsers on these sites, but they don't work.
I guess being a shill for Microsoft doesn't give you a whole lot of time to read the news. Microsoft has spent tremendous amounts of money in the healthcare industry. It has even formed a joint venture with GE who is a major player in that industry. It has given millions of dollars to the insurance carriers to lock the industry into Microsoft technologies. This is an undeniable fact.
This lockdown is digitally restricting me to using proprietary systems and is preventing me from choosing other technologies. Whether or not it is using encryption to accomplish that is immaterial. It is still DRM.