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In the News

October 2018

Blue Health Intelligence® and HM Health Solutions Collaborate to Revolutionize Health Plan Quality, Cost, and Efficiency

CHICAGO (October 2, 2018) – Blue Health Intelligence (BHI®), one of the fastestgrowing health care data and analytics firms, announced today it is collaborating with HM Health Solutions (HMHS), a leading provider of health payer solutions. Together, BHI’s and HMHS’ combined capabilities will help Blue Cross Blue Shield® plans accelerate cost-effective, scalable ways of delivering superior business solutions, experiences, and products for their diverse customers.

March 2018

IBM Case Study: Empowering health plans to deliver personalized member experiences on the digital channel

As health insurance gets more competitive, retention becomes even more crucial for health plans. Delivering services, such as personalized member experiences, that encourage member loyalty can drive costs. Using IBM solutions, HM Health Solutions has created a cloud platform to help health plans offer relevant digital experiences while cutting member engagement costs.

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March 2018

Women In Technology Pay It Forward
A panel discussion was held by Marcia Oglan, VP, HR Client Engagement; Tejinder Daruwalla, Director, Product and Tech Solutions; Piper Kotwica, Director, Product and Tech Solutions; Jill Weber, VP, Product Development and Management; and Titina Ott-Adams, SVP, Customer Operations.

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June 2017

2017 User Conference a Success
HM Health Solutions recently held its 2017 User Conference in New York City June 28-30. With the theme, "Be a Part of It," the User Conference showcased the Enterprise Health Solution (EHS), provided networking opportunities, and delivered thought leadership and industry insight to attendees.

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May 2017

HM Health Solutions has been selected as a Gold winner by the Aster Awards!

Feb. 2016

FierceHealthPayer Interviews HM Health Solutions' CISO in eBook: Cybersecurity: Playing Defense
FierceHealthPayer — Cybersecurity at Highmark is all about playing defense. And although good defense doesn't typically win the game, bad defense can certainly put you in the losers' column, Chief Information Security Officer Omar Khawaja tells FierceHealthPayer.

Jan. 2016

IBM Case Study
IBM — HMHS aims to help the members of its health plan partners to make well-informed healthcare decisions. How can partners such as Highmark connect each member with personalized advice and online tools?

Sept. 28, 2015

Pittsburgh's Coolest Offices: HM Health Solutions
Pittsburgh Business Times — "HM Health Solutions' offices located in downtown Pittsburgh at Fifth Avenue Place offer employees bright colors, low walls, natural light and a variety of work areas. This cool, new, open environment spurs productivity, creativity and connectivity through ample opportunities for face-to-face collaboration. The state-of-the-art facility has achieved Gold Level Certification according to LEED standards through LED lighting technology, Energy Star appliances, and local or green building materials. The floor is occupied by technology and strategy teams who can optimally serve customers because of the connectivity created by this positive, friendly and adaptable space."

Press Releases

November 28, 2018

HM Health Solutions announces leadership changes to support continued growth of its Enterprise Health Solutions platform and customer base
HM Health Solutions (HMHS) today announced that Michael Malec, a veteran of both the health care and information technology industries, has joined the company in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The company also announced that Gary Dick, who served as Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Security for HM Health Solutions for the past five years, will assume the newly created role of Chief Information Officer for the company.

June 12, 2017

HM Health Solutions' Omar Khawaja recognized as 2017 CISO by Pittsburgh Technology Council
HM Health Solutions (HMHS), a subsidiary of Highmark Health, recently announced that its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Omar Khawaja, received the CISO Award of the Year 2017 presented by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The Pittsburgh CISO of the Year Awards honor CIOs and CISOs for their vision in planning specific goals, management philosophy, culture and service to the industry and community. Each of the 27 finalists was judged by a committee of members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group.

Jan. 3, 2017

HM Health Solutions announces acquisition of GuideWell's Fulfillment Business to Support Long Term Growth Strategy
HM Health Solutions, an innovative, technology solutions company that enables health plans to grow revenues, reduce costs and gain economies of scale, today announced the acquisition of Incepture Print Solutions, the fulfillment business of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), effective January 1, 2017.

Feb. 16, 2016

HM Health Solutions Achieves ISO9001:2008 for Output Services
HM Health Solutions (HMHS), a subsidiary of Highmark Health, has received ISO9001:2008 certification for its output services, which include corporate print and transactional printing, mail, processing services and fulfillment. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for Quality Management Systems (QMS) is a globally recognized standard that is designed to help organizations meet regulatory requirements.

Jan. 7, 2016

HM Health Solutions Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification in Ongoing Commitment to Security
HM Health Solutions (HMHS), a subsidiary of Highmark Health, announced that it has received Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as part of its ongoing commitment to provide the highest level of privacy and security to the company's clients and partners. The certification applies to HMHS' main claims processing systems as well as those of United Concordia Dental, Highmark Health's dental wellness subsidiary.