BlueCross Earns Spot On 2013 InformationWeek 500 List Of U.S. Top Technology Innovators

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Tuesday announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. This is the second consecutive year BlueCross earned a spot on the list, which can be found at www.informationweek.com/500/.

BlueCross was honored for its member 360 dashboard, which helps consumer advisors provide better service by integrating multiple data sources and applications in real-time. The dashboard, developed in partnership with BlueCross’ service divisions, allows representatives to easily access a member’s medical, dental and pharmacy claims alongside benefits details and case management information on a single screen. 

“We’re proud to be recognized again this year as an industry leader in innovative business technology,” said Nick Coussoule, senior vice president and chief information officer for BlueCross. “The member 360 dashboard is another example of how we’re working closely with our business team and leveraging technology to continuously improve service for our three million members.”

“The theme of this year’s InformationWeek 500 is digital business," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston.  "It’s a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computer, social networking and other customer-focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear.  Every enterprise is now a digital business – or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology. 

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/500/.



Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Feb. 20-22

Feb. 20 Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting Noon to 1 p.m. Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Dr. $10 Feb. 21 Southside Chamber Council Community Coffee 8 to 9 a.m. The Barn Nursery: 1801 E. 24th St . Feb. 21 Reality Check at Lookout Valley High School 8:30 to 10 a.m. Lookout Valley High School: 350 Lookout High St . Reality ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Gas Files First Rate Request In 8 Years

Chattanooga Gas on Thursday filed its first general rate request in eight years with the Tennessee Public Utility Commission. The company reports in its petition that a $7 million increase in base rates is necessary for system improvements to accommodate new growth, avoid interruptions in service, install critical safety infrastructure and recruit and cross-train the next generation ... (click for more)

Cachet Peterson, 21, Killed, Tiana Linares, 24, Injured, In Drive-by Shooting Early Sunday Morning On Chestnut Street

Cachet Peterson, 21, was killed and Tiana Linares, 24, was injured in a drive-by shooting on Chestnut Street early Sunday morning. The Chattanooga Police Department responded to a shooting call at 1:27 a.m. in the 1800 block of Chestnut Street .  Upon arrival, officers located the two female victims in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. HCEMS responded to the ... (click for more)

Woman Killed At Foot Of Lookout Mountain After Truck Loses Brakes

A woman was killed at the foot of Lookout Mountain on Saturday morning after her car was struck by a truck that had lost its brakes coming down the mountain. The victim was identified as Mallory Baldschun. A child in her Toyota Tacoma had minor injuries, police said. The driver of the International Prostar truck, James Wilson, also had minor injuries. Two other vehicles ... (click for more)

Six Things We Can Do About Mass Shootings - And Response

All politics aside, the recent shooting in Florida, and every other shooting in a public place, is a senseless and, possibly, preventable tragedy. It is absurd that we can’t gather in a free society without the fear of some nut job or terrorist using us as targets.   And then the cries of “do something!” from every quarter. But, other than the obvious attempt by agenda-pushers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s Time To ‘Prepare’

On Friday morning, this after a crazed human being killed 17 innocent children and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, I sat in a room with Sheriff Jim Hammond and members of his command staff and asked what everyone us want to know: “What do we do?” Gino Bennett, the sage guiding force, sat beside me and he told the room, “The time to ‘prevent’ is over ... (click for more)