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 November 2003
Phil Zwieg, vice president, information systems, Northwestern Mutual ($103 billion in assets), has spent a lot of time acquiring knowledge during a career in IT spanning nearly 25 years. Now he is determined to share it with others.
After MBIA Insurance Corp. (Armonk, N.Y., $36.2 billion in assets) lost several of its top-tier technology executives to dot-com fever, Andrea Randolph was brought in as part of a group of new-bloods led by CTO Bob Wheeler.
While still cautious on open source, insurers are seriously studying-and increasingly implementing-Linux-related solutions.
Company promises improved patch management, firewall measures.
Rulings pave way for next-gen admin of consumer-directed health plans.
The insurance industry has accepted the inevitability of Do Not Call compliance, but many companies lag in implementing concrete measures.
At Insurance & Technology's Executive Summit 2003, held in Tucson, Ariz., November 9-12, a distinguished panel of CIOs was asked: Does IT Matter? The answer given by Gary Scholten, senior vice president and CIO of Principal Financial Group was "It's all about the alignment.
Seeking to boost generic drug utilization and improve quality of service, Tufts Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts are joining in a $3 million dollar program to provide physicians with a comprehensive e-prescribing program.