Gartner Research


Published: 09 January 2001

ID: G0090173

Analyst(s): Barbara A. Kelly


The term application service provider (ASP) has been popularized in the e-health world for only a year or two, but the concept is not new to SMS Corp. The Malvern, Pennsylvania-based developer of application software and services has provided remote processing for 1,200 healthcare providers since the early days of outsourcing. Its mainframe-based INVISION product line, implemented mostly as an ASP solution, is marketed as INVISION.e for CDOs that require Web connectivity with physicians, health plans, suppliers, pharmaceuticals, and patients.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • ASP Option
    • Health Enterprise Portal Service (Dashboard)
    • Online Architectural Software
    • Proven Product With Large User Base
  • Limitations
    • Host-Based System
  • Insight

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