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 January 2012
Cover-All seeks to speed its entry as a componentized suite vendor during 2012, with its plans to integrate BlueWave with its existing policy and business intelligence solutions and also debut its billing component.
Director Michael McRaith is expected to issue the a report on how to modernize the insurance industry by Jan. 31, within the 18-month deadline stipulated in the Dodd-Frank Act.
Guidewire's initial public offering validates the vendor's customer focus, innovation and emphasis quality, and it gives the insurance software industry greater visibility to sophisticated investors, analysts say.
The very nature of cloud offerings carries implications for contract negotiation and aspects of control within the insurer/vendor relationship.
Executive VP Chris Blunt and Executive VP John Y. Kim will head the company's two major business units, the Insurance Group and the Investment Group.
Oracle Insurance Claims Adjudication for Health to reduce administrative costs and to more rapidly support new products, react to market changes and meet changing regulatory compliance demands.
AXA says that the NetReveal solution will provide the Paris-based with effective means of reducing risk, preventing and discovering more fraudulent claims, improving positive customer service levels and allowing AXA to have more efficient claims organizations.
Michael Dell recently met with Techweb editors to discuss the company's adaptation to a changing consumer and business computing market through continued device innovation and expansion in storage, networking and virtualization technology.
A new study from Novarica finds that carriers are doing more new development than ever, as compared to spending on maintenance, but that insurers are challenged to make innovation a matter of routine than special appointment.
Chartis' elevation of analytics to a corporate level concern signals a paradigm shift from insurance as focused on operational and transactional processing to insurance focused on information as its key corporate asset.
Chartis' new chief science officer talks vision, identifies skills he'll seek, and discusses the impact of the P&C insurer's analytics-focused science office on high-level strategic business decision-making.
The newly created position will oversee a research and development function aimed at applying analytics to a wide range of purposes, including underwriting, product innovation, pricing, distribution, claims and customer experience.
The former Arch Insurance CIO fills a position left vacant by Gary Plotkin's departure in July 2011. Pet Hartman succeeds McClintock at Arch.
Health plans use Medical Data Express's technology and services to meet federal and state mandates for claim submissions that require medical encounter data formats and for automated end-user claims-testing technology to complete system upgrades, migrations and configuration changes, helping to ensure accuracy and reduce costs.
Learning how to maximize your health data tool's capabilities provides users with better access to and deployment of an organization's health information in order to make better decisions.
The cash transaction, which concluded on Dec. 30, underscores continuing vendor consolidation aimed at providing integrated core insurance software component suites.