At a Senate hearing Tuesday morning, Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said programmers are on track to make sure the â€śexperience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of usersâ€ť by the end of November.
â€śWe are now able to process nearly 17,000 registrants per hour, or five per second, with almost no errors,â€ť she said about HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance Web site, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.
Here are the highlights of the upgrades she outlined:
â€˘Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Two weeks ago the tech team put into place enhanced monitoring tools that provide a high level picture of the system that lets them know how quickly pages are responding
â€˘Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Viewing and filtering of health plans during shopping should now take seconds, rather than minutes.
â€˘Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Eligibility notices should now display properly at the completion of the application process.
â€˘Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Users should now be able to successfully create an account.
â€˘Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â They have doubled the number of servers and have replaced the virtual database with a high-capacity physical one.