Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has agreed to use the Benefitfocus Platform system to change the way it exchanges data with other organizations.

The Web-based system will help Louisiana Blue, Metairie, La., move away from paper-based processes and older electronic data interchange systems, according to Benefitfocus.com Inc., Daniel Island, S.C.

Louisiana Blue provides or administers health coverage for about 1.2 million people.