Anthony O'Donnell

Profile of Anthony O'Donnell

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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 March 2004

Bessellieu Heads Sapiens Americas

Seeking to increase its presence in the American insurance solutions market, Sapiens International has named Steven Bessellieu president of Sapiens Americas and a member of the company's global management team.

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Belief Network Model Helps AIGM Reduce Leakage

The insurance industry has made a substantial investment in fraud detection, but simple overpayment of claims still results in substantial leakage suffered by insurance companies. Predictive modeling can help stem that leakage by identifying claims with a high probability of overpayment.

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Having held the top technology spot at companies such as New England Mutual (now New England Financial) and John Hancock, Diane Smigel now offers her experience as a CIO-for-hire at Tatum CIO Partners.

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Many Paths to Integration

The ideal of a fully integrated, end-to-end, real-time enterprise is a worthwhile goal, no matter what your lines of business may be. But who you are will shape how you get there.

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Hartford Gets Claim Components

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (Hartford, $188.7 billion in assets) has licensed the full suite of Accenture's (Chicago) .NET version of its Claim Components solution.

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The Road to Enterprise Integration: I&T Talks to AFLAC’s David Turner.

Ensuring the highest levels of customer service in the high-volume supplemental insurance business requires a robust, integrated technology infrastructure. David Turner, vice president, advanced technology group, AFLAC tells Insurance & Technology how the Columbia, Ga.-based insurer has worked toward the ideal of the integrated enterprise to ensure superior claims service and reduce costs while serving nearly 290,000 U.S. payroll groups.

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