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Jinxed Minnesota health software project ends up in court

Published 09/03/2009, Associated Press

Six years and more than $30 million ago, the Minnesota Department of Human Services set out to improve its method for processing health insurance applications. The vision: caseworkers and customers tapping into an electronic system that could whiz through 1,000 applications a day, determining eligibility and matching a person with the right program in about 30 seconds. It was not meant to be.

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