Stamford, CT (Vocus) January 21, 2009
IVANS, Inc., a leading provider of corporate connectivity solutions and services, announced that Maggie O'Hara, IVANS group vice president of marketing, product management, and customer operations has been named as a finalist in the fifth annual Women of Innovation awards program hosted by the Connecticut Technology Council. This program acknowledges women in the workforce who exemplify innovation and have made major contributions in their fields. Nominations are submitted by peers and are evaluated by the Council based on experience, history of innovation, creative thinking, leadership and problem solving skills.
Ms. O'Hara was nominated due to her success in bringing innovative products to the market, including the January 2008 launch of a high-speed Internet access solution for Medicare claims processing called IVANS LIME™. According to Clare DeNicola, IVANS president and CEO, "After indentifying there was a need to accelerate Medicare claims processing, Maggie led the marketing and product development teams in creating IVANS LIME and introduced it to the marketplace in less than six months. This solution enables healthcare providers to process claims ten times faster than dial modems, and the time and money providers can save in a one-year period is equivalent to three staff members working full-time. This product's success is largely due to Maggie's talent for accurately identifying the core challenges of an issue and effectively leading a team to execute the most appropriate solution, particularly within tight deadlines."
The Connecticut Technology Council is the state's industry association for the technology sector. This year's list of 52 finalists among eight award categories represent a wide range of accomplished women who work in such fields as telecom, education, research, software, biotech, alternative energy, IT, nanotech, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The winners will be announced during the 2009 Women of Innovation Awards Dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Conn. on January 29, 2009. For more information on the Connecticut Technology Council and its Women of Innovation awards program, please visit http://www.ct.org.
IVANS Inc. provides the property/casualty insurance and healthcare industries with fully managed network, electronic data interchange (EDI) and agency-company interface solutions to help solve complex business issues. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn. and a CMS approved vendor, IVANS serves over 600 insurance and healthcare organizations, more than 30,000 independent agents and 135,000 healthcare providers. With over 25 years of experience successfully managing networks, the company also offers its clients relentless customer service, security solutions, reliable and accessible technical helpdesk support and expert enablement. IVANS, which was formed by 21 insurance companies, also has offices in Tampa, Fla. and Cincinnati, Ohio. For information, visit http://www.ivans.com.
Cecile M. Locurto
Cecile.Locurto (at) ivans.com