A New York state health carrier has chosen a Web portal technology vendor.

HealthNow New York Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., which does business as BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York, started implementing portal systems from ikaSystems Corp., Southborough, Mass., in February.

HealthNow and ikaSystems hope to get the full system live by this summer, ikaSystems says.

In addition to the ikaSystems portal systems, HealthNow will be using the ikaBilling, ikeCommissions and ikaMedicareGateway systems, ikaSystems says.