BCBSNC Launches Predictive Modeling Initiative
In order to identify patients with treatable illnessesand reduce
costs related to providing services to these customersBlue Cross
and Blue Shield of North Carolina and BioSignia are co-developing a
software program that will review insurance claims using predictive
Cotelligent Invests in Bluebook Claims Hub
Cotelligent, a Web services and mobile business solutions provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Bluebook International to develop B.E.S.T.NET, a Microsoft .NET-based Web services claims solution.
The Digital Insurer: Challenges & Opportunities
In an increasingly difficult economic environment, with health insurers being squeezed between the rising administrative costs of complying with new HIPAA standards and the continual rise of medical costs, insurers are looking for innovative methods to not only reduce their costs, but also to increase efficiency and improve customer service.
--> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City will implement DST Systems' Automated Work Distributor;
--> Xchange Inc. will use IONA's Orbix E2A Application Service Platform enterprise edition;
--> DataFlux Corp. reaches an agreement with iORMYX ;
--> Jacada makes the Jacada Integrator 3.6 generally available...
DELIVERY STRATEGIES BRIEFS
--> ACORD's newly redesigned Web site will allow for easier downloads;
--> Applied Systems unveils long-term research and development plans;
--> Fireman's Fund Insurance wins the endorsement of the Woodworkers Institute of California...
CIGNA To Standardize Claims with Acenza
In a move intended to standardize and enforce best-practice claims management across CIGNA's disability benefits claims processes, the insurer awarded FileNET a contract for use of its Acenza for Insurance application suite.
P&C Industry To Spend More on IT
2001 losses and hard market notwithstanding, P&C insurers will actually increase their IT budgets in
2002 and beyond, according to a new TowerGroup study.
The Same New Erie
Erie is transforming its IT shop to retain its tradition of excellent service, while controlling costs.