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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in February 2005
Claims: Electronic Medical Records and Claims Management: Perfect Together?
Commentary  |  2/23/2005  | 
I usually am skeptical when the government proposes something it asserts will make my life better. However, when it comes to the recent enthusiasm for adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs), I might be persuaded.
Claims Technology Alignment: Getting From Here to There
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Technology holds the key to making the claims process "more": more rapid, more accurate, more fair and more efficient. Using that key requires alignment among business drivers and claims initiatives, among initiatives and outcomes, and among business- and technology-side staff. This is easy to say, but harder to do. The challenge is how to get from here to there.
Easing Connectivity
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
SeaPass Solutions (New York) developed a connectivity solution for insurance agents and carriers that has been implemented by The Hartford Financial Services Group (Hartford; $18.7 billion in revenue).
SOA: Plug and Play
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
For insurers, service-oriented architecture can enable interoperability among systems and foster more effective application integration, while leveraging previous investments in core applications.
Achieving True Enterprise Content Management Proceed With Caution
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
Insurers are taking steps to gain an enterprisewide view of their business, but no single solution can achieve true ECM on its own.
Getting to One
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
Technology doesn't drive mergers and acquisitions, but astute technology management is indispensable for achieving successful outcomes. Insurance & Technology looks at two large and one smaller merger to examine M&A best practices.
Going With the Workflow
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Thanks to Verity's Medi-Claim solution, workers' compensation insurer State Fund Mutual is able to dig out from under mounds of paper.
Off to a Good Start
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Startup carrier EquiTrust gambles and wins with implementation of a new life and annuity policy administration system from Systems Engineering Group.
Working Together
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
IT and business alignment remains a top priority for insurance CIOs.
2005 Technology Issues for Health Insurance
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Insurance & Technology Reader Advisory Board member Bruce Goodman discusses the increased importance of business alignment to the health insurance industry in the coming year.
Former Aetna And CNA IT Leader Named CIO Of Connecticut
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Diane Wallace tapped to replace the state's first CIO, Rock Regan.
Insurer Moves To Self-Service Claim Filing
News  |  2/15/2005  | 
Fireman's Fund wants a policyholder's first contact with the company to be via a Web-based claim-reporting app.
MetLife Acquires Citigroup Businesses
News  |  2/2/2005  | 
Seeking to substantially expand its distribution capacity, MetLife will purchase Citigroup's Traveler's Life and Annuity business and virtually all of the financial services firm's international insurance business.

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