Application Development Best Practices
For the Business, By the Business
Service-oriented architectures and business-rules technologies are helping IT develop solutions for business users, but control of the business still is in the hands of the business.
Insurers likely will lead the way in adopting technology to support electronic medical records - but they may have to pick up much of the bill as well.
Deloitte Acquires TCi
Addition of benchmarking and advisory firm gives consultant an operational edge.
Colonial Life & Accident's new Web-based enrollment system supports agent-assisted service and self-service.
Shop Till You Drop
S. USA Life brings insurance into a retail environment with mall-based customer centers and kiosks.
My Favorite ... Hobby
--SUNZ Taps Delphi
--Verint Be-Friends Provident
--Safeway Calls AT&T
--Kingsway Gains Insight From Thazar
--Brick Street Licenses Lawson
--ABCBS Selects Benefitfocus.com
--Economical Chooses ILOG
--Lloyd's Licenses EQECAT
--Trustmark Relies On CareGain
--KMG America Selects InSystems
Alliances & Partnerships
--WellPoint to Acquire WellChoice
--Group Health, HIP Merge
--Fair Isaac Deals
--FileNet Acquires Yaletown
--Western Computer Selects Prima
Back To Business
A Good EXAMPLE
Experian Fights Fraud
Tracking Super Cats
Online Rate Comparisons
Auman Drives IT Efficiency
Cornelio's New Digital Life
From the Editor
Momentum finally is gathering in the health insurance and healthcare industries to develop standardized electronic medical records. But, after some recent experiences, I am wondering what it is going to take to really get there.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona eliminates rate-calculation bottleneck with Resolution business rules engine.
A Structured Approach
Amerisure installs Web-based solution to drive faster, more-effective and more-efficient project management.
One On One
In With the New
Adrian Brown, CIO, Canal Insurance Before Adrian Brown took over as CIO at Greenville, S.C.-based Canal Insurance (more than $1 billion in assets), the IT staff at the commercial trucking insurer was focused on maintaining legacy mainframe applications.
Technology offers insurers and their distributors tools for everything from mining client data and selling policies to enforcing regulatory compliance and tracking agent performance.