Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to use Teradata to improve value to members

Teradata Appliance will help with initiative to enable the health plan payor to focus on making a healthy difference in peoples' lives and communities

SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) today announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has selected a Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance and professional services to support an initiative that will enable the company to be a more responsive, member-focused organization with a heightened focus on members' health and wellness.

"We look forward to a very successful partner relationship with Teradata. They have acted as a trusted advisor in providing the analytic foundation and tools we will need today and in the future to deliver increased value to our members in the rapidly changing healthcare marketplace," said Jay Levine, chief information officer, Blue Cross. "We will use the platform as part of a strategic initiative to enhance the member experience by moving to online care, expanding product and service offerings, and improving the claims process."

The acquisition of Teradata technologies and consulting services will support Blue Cross' initiative to upgrade information technology (IT) services capability and address the ongoing demands to reduce costs of health care administration and IT operations.

"Information is a critical enabler for us to work with providers and members in improving health care. We are impressed with Teradata's powerful technology and expect it to help us answer new questions and deliver innovative data-driven business capabilities that support our business strategy," said Anudeep Parhar, vice president of IT Strategy and Planning, Blue Cross. "Beyond great technology, we also appreciate the productive relationship we have with the Teradata team."

The Teradata Data Warehouse Appliances will provide a holistic, integrated view of member, provider and other health-related data. This business intelligence will enable the company to identify and monitor trends and focus on making a healthy difference in peoples' lives and communities.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

SOURCE Teradata Corporation

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