BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. The insurer was included for the first time this year.
BlueCross was recognized for its industry-leading efforts in 2011 to encrypt all at-rest data within its enterprise.
The $6 million effort included more than 885 terabytes of data and is believed to be the first of its kind for any health insurer.
“We are honored to be included in the 2012 InformationWeek 500,” said Nick Coussoule, senior vice president and chief information officer for BlueCross. “This recognition underscores our commitment to protecting our members’ data, which is a vital responsibility and an on-going journey. The encryption project had a very aggressive timeline and took an outstanding effort by a great team to accomplish.”
“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston.