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 2002
CSC helps Ohio National minimize process and staffing burdens using DST Corp.'s Automated Work Distribution Tool.
Insurers and agents agree about the uses of technology in theory more than practice, an IIAA study confirms.
Technology offers limited benefits amid financial chaos.
UnumProvident subsidiary BenefitAmerica introduces BenefitAmerica Spectrum; Bisys Group offers customized, branded insurance distribution Web sites; Medical Mutual of Ohio claims more than 20,000 members have registered online through My Health Plan...
Technology has a role in helping insurers predict man-made catastrophes.
Responding to employers' concerns about rising costs and employees' wishes for greater involvement in managing their health benefits, Humana rolls out SmartSuite, which combines health plan design and Internet technology to give employers and employee members the ability to exercise healthcare plan options.
NAIC's Credit Scoring Working Group will "fast track" a review of credit scoring by insurers for rating purposes; Financial services spending on XML-related technologies and Web services forecasts from ZapThink; DriverShield CRM Corp. will provide Bankers Insurance Company of Florida with its DriverShield's CRM program...
Seizing an opportunity to provide corporate clients, including insurers, with a comprehensive integrated document technology solution, forms processing vendor Captiva Software Corp. and information capture solutions provider ActionPoint signed a definitive merger agreement.
Allstate provides consumers access to new products and services at allstatebank.com; CNA Life introduces tool enabling agents to track customer account activity; The St. Paul Companies launches Web-based tool for obtaining single entry, real-time quotes for small commercial products.
Softheon document management system automates massive workload and paves the way for paperless processes.
As broadband technology becomes increasingly affordable and reliable, insurers have to make some hard decisions about who to connect, how to connect them, and for what applications.
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young assists in transition.