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 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 January 2010

Guidewire Debuts ClaimCenter 6.0

The new version of ClaimCenter features Claims Performance Monitoring, a visual display of claim health metrics that gives single-click, real-time access to actionable information to claims personnel users at all levels in a consistent and easy-to-use manner, according to the vendor.

Jackson National Life in Aggressive Hiring Mode

While other life insurance companies were tanking and laying people off, Jackson was holding course and hiring. In fact, hiring will be a high priority for Jackson's IT and operations organizations in the coming year.

John Hancock Launches Boston Marathon Twitter Site

Content for the site will include tweets on the perennial Boston Marathon sponsor's partnership with the Boston Athletic Association, the John Hancock Elite Athlete Program, its non-profit Bib Program, Employee Running and Fundraising Program, Marathon community initiatives, and additional Boston Marathon sponsorship news and information.

John Hancock Launches LTC Multi-Life Microsite

The site include information and tools to help brokers and consultants navigate through the employer-sponsored LTC insurance benefits planning process.

Significant Aftershock Hits Haiti

Little news has emerged of further damage, but as reporter Robert Dougherty darkly noted in a spirit of concern for Haitians' plight, the event "can't be as bas as last week's quake, since there's much less to destroy now."

Lowenthal Leaves NYMAGIC CIO Post

Craig Lowenthal was hired by New York Marine and General Insurance Company to build up the carrier's IT organization and replace its legacy system.

Ebix Enters Latin American Market with Acquisition of Brazilian Firm MCN

MCN's key product area is exchanges for pension and annuities, among a wide array of IT products and services, including specialized enterprise integration products, e-business transactional portals and specialized consulting, implementation and support services to the insurance industry in Latin America.

Blue Shield of California Launches Patient Portal

The Patient Ally portal enables members to connect with physicians offices for a variety of interactions, including arranging online "e-visit" consultations, viewing lab results and immunization records, and ordering prescription refills.

Lawson Announces Acquisition of Healthvision Solutions

Lawson seeks to combine what it calls its leading position in providing enterprise software to healthcare organizations with Healthvision's capabilities in order to enable Lawson to connect multiple source systems and provide healthcare providers with quick access to clinical, financial and operational information reliably and securely, regardless of the source system.

The Hartford's McGee Adds President Role

The Hartford Financial Services Group's board of directors confers new role in recognition of McGee's performance to date as chairman and chief executive officer.

National Western Life to Deploy iPipeline iGO e-App

The iPipeline intelligent fillable forms will supply e-signature and e-submission capabilities across a global sales territory encompassing 49 states and locations in Central and South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Rim.

Northwestern Mutual Launches Redesigned Web Site

Relaunch of main Web site includes a rich-Internet life event application that steers consumers to products that correspond to the financial needs associated with changing life circumstances.

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