Aetna Names J.P. Morgan Vet New CISO May 16, 2013James Routh has joined Aetna as chief information security officer responsible for the overall program around the health insurer's information assets. As Telecommuting Debate Rages, Aetna Sticks by Big At-Home Workforce March 01, 2013Of the insurer's 35,000 employees, 14,500 do not
have a desk at the home office, a move that the company's top executives, CEO Mark Bertolini and national business chief Joseph Zubretsky, have said helps cut costs in real estate. Aetna Launches Document Capture App for International Claims February 25, 2013The app allows insureds to upload pictures of their documents. Aetna Names New Leader for Health Information Exchange Division Medicity February 15, 2013Nancy Ham has experience in health insurance analytics. Aetna Joins Payer Trend Toward Embracing Clinical Big Data, Analytics September 26, 2012The insurer has partnered with GNS Healthcare to identify members at risk for metabolic syndrome. Aetna to Buy Coventry for More Than $5 Billion, Expanding Medicare/Medicaid Business August 20, 2012Health insurer Aetna Inc
said on Monday that it would buy rival Coventry Health Care Inc
for $5.6 billion to increase its share of the
fast-growing, U.S. government-backed Medicare and Medicaid
programs. Health Insurers' Online Tools Give Consumers Purchasing Clout June 20, 2012United Healthcare and Aetna empower customers with online tools that estimate the cost and quality of medical care. Aetna Selects Kony to Revamp Mobile App May 14, 2012The new platform allowed the health insurer to add capabilities. Aetna, McKesson Partner on Automated Payment Platform March 21, 2012The companies have implemented a bundled payment model with a California orthopedic provider. Two Health Insurers Make Mobile Enhancements March 06, 2012Aetna has added to its iTriage app, while Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has created a mobile version of its website. Aetna Exploring iPad Solution for Reduced Tobacco Use January 26, 2012The company is working with Columbia University to develop a clinical decision support system that dentists can use to encourage their patients to quit smoking. What Do ACOs Have to Do With Tech, Anyway? December 02, 2011Insurers' data will be central to developing the ideal accountable care organization as outlined by the healthcare reform bill. Can You Achieve Better Sales and Service Through Animated Characters? November 18, 2011Stonebridge Life's Encore Dental direct-to-consumer website has increased the conversion rate by double digits through intermediation of animated "interactive assistant" Harvey; Aetna and other insurers have enjoyed similar successes. Which Insurer Do Customers Trust Most? October 18, 2011The Temkin Group just released the results of its 2011 Trust Ratings, based on a poll of 6,000 U.S. consumers about 143 companies across 12 industries, and readers may be shocked to see an insurer in the number-one spot. Aetna Helps Distribute Health Screening Stations October 13, 2011The stations are seen as a next step from worksite clinics. Aetna Selects Benefitfocus for Benefits Management September 27, 2011The platform unifies the experience for members, employers and brokers. Aetna Offers Mobile Tools to Florida Doctors August 12, 2011Mobile alerts and e-prescribing are available through NaviNet Mobile Connect. Insurers Take Social Media Strategies Beyond Branded Pages May 04, 2011With initiatives such as corporate Facebook pages and Twitter feeds becoming table stakes, carriers across lines of business are looking to lead in other areas. Aetna Using Mobile and Social to Reach College Students March 30, 2011The carrier's Student Health initiative is designed to help college students make healthy choices while in school. Aetna Names New CTO February 23, 2011Richard Leonard is promoted to the position from head of systems architecture and the company's M&A IT services team.