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Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information technology in the property/casualty, life and health insurance industries, following the trends and issues faced by senior technology executives. In addition to reporting and editorial duties for I&T, O'Donnell also serves as a moderator and speaker at industry events and broadcasts. He began his editorial career in the healthcare industry where he reported and edited for medical publications with a variety of audiences, from the general public to physicians and researchers. He has also worked in the healthcare field as a media relations professional and Spanish/English interpreter/translator, and has taught English composition and conversation classes to native speakers of Spanish, both in the United States and in Latin America. O'Donnell lives in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife and two sons.

Articles by Anthony O'Donnell
posted in February 2010

Trizetto Launches Electronic Personal Health Record

2/24/2010
The vendor expects payer-based personal health records (PHRs) to "vault ahead" of provider-based electronic health records (EHRs) or electronic medical records (EMRs) because of health insurance carriers central location in the healthcare supply chain.

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Frank Coyne Elected to Underwriters Laboratories Board of Trustees

2/19/2010
The Verisk Analytics and ISO chairman, president and CEO also served as executive vice president for Kemper Insurance Companies' specialty and risk management groups, as well as having held roles within the U.S. Treasury Department, Universal Underwriters Group, Reliance Insurance Company and PMA Insurance Company.

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CargoNet: Expanding the Significance of Insurance Data

2/18/2010
CargoNet functions as a symbiotic network of law enforcement, insurance companies and the industries implicated in the shipment of goods, namely transportation, manufacturing and retail. CargoNet provides the first national network for the reporting and circulation of information about cargo thefts in order to both facilitate recovery and to mitigate shipment risks.

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CNA Adopts CargoNet

2/18/2010
CargoNet provides a central database and related functionality that enables the immediate reporting of cargo theft to law enforcement professionals nationally, as well as secure and confidential information sharing among other concerned parties.

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Sunshine State Extends BPO Relationship With CSC

2/18/2010
The six-year contract will add support for the insurer's personal and commercial property business from an upgraded technology platform to existing processing services supporting Sunshine State's underwriting, rating policy issuance and administration and other functions.

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Humana Appoints Roy Goldman VP, Chief Actuary

2/8/2010
Goldman, who has served in actuarial and financial management roles at Geisinger Health Systems, Mercy Health Plans, and Prudential Health Care Group, will report to James H. Bloem, Humana's senior vice president and chief financial officer.

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SOTU and State of Health Insurance Reform

2/1/2010
Reform may come in a series of bills rather than a single, big game-changer, suggests Paul Keckley of Deloitte. "I would not be surprised that health insurance plans will face regulatory changes addressing things like pre-existing conditions, guaranteed issue, lifetime limits and even interstate competition," he comments.

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