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

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

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