Pat Speer

Pat Speer

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Pat Speer is president of Speer Content Strategy & Development LLC, a communications and content management consulting firm. She is also the former editor-in-chief of Insurance Networking News. 

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Applying entity analytics to claims detection and prevention is a proven way to outsmart the fraudsters.
Health insurers, in particular, are finding innovative ways to engage their customers, keep them healthy and build brand in the process.
Of the myriad technologies that engage and empower the distribution network, it’s strategic, not transactional, management efforts that win the day.
Many insurers see the value in leveraging data and predictive analytics to improve a variety of objectives and outcomes; for those still in doubt, read on.
Project managers need to remember that moving to a paperless environment is about changing how people work, how they rely on information and how they access it.
In the mobile business space, insurers must play by the rules consumers dictate.
Potential voluntary federal guidelines foretell a future that may require keeping a close eye on the balance between collaboration and control.
The rare yet emerging data scientist is a hybrid of data hacker, analyst, communicator and trusted adviser, making him a powerful asset to an insurance organization.
Faced with vetting the merits of existing and emerging technologies, IT is also being asked to recommend cost-saving ways of generating new business.
“Frankenstein”—a proposed self-camouflaging malware propagation system—represents a challenge and an opportunity for insurance IT and risk management professionals.
How do business and IT best accomplish the needs of their organization? We might take a lesson from a systems engineer.
IT needs to play a critical role when analytics is used pervasively throughout the enterprise, and business has an obligation to communicate expectations and trumpet its success.

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