Blue Cross Promotes Anudeep Parhar to Vice President of Technology Strategy and Planning

Friday, July 30, 2010 Environmental Health J E 4

EAGAN, Minn., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) promoted Anudeep Parhar to vice president of technology strategy and planning.

In his new role, Parhar will be responsible for overseeing the development of a multi-year information technology strategy. "Technology is a critical area in today's health care landscape. Anudeep's leadership will allow Blue Cross to continue to position itself as a health company serving our customers and members with new technology and better services," said Jay Levine, senior vice president and chief information officer at Blue Cross.

Parhar has more than 17 years of experience building and leading high performing technology and service organizations. Prior to Blue Cross, Parhar held a wide variety of technology and client services leadership positions for business units of varying size, maturity and geography at Thomson Reuters.

Parhar holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Computer Science degree from Gulbarga University, India and a Master of Science and Computer Science from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is also a graduate of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Minnesota Management Institute (MMI) Executive Education program.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

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