; William B. O'Loughlin, Vice President of the Office of Operational Readiness
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William B. O'Loughlin
Vice President of the Office of Operational Readiness

William O'Loughlin is Vice President of the Office of Operational Readiness for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation's largest health insurer covering nearly 100 million people – one-in-three of all Americans. It is the largest single processor of Medicare claims in the nation, and holds the world's largest privately underwritten health insurance contract – the nearly 5.2-million-member Federal Employee Program (FEP).

O’Loughlin’s focus is on ensuring the Blue System is ready to meet the many regulatory and market requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Just prior to this appointment he was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with responsibility for the development and support of all transactional and informatics software applications and data warehouses used by the Association, including a portfolio of over two dozen proprietary software products used by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies nationwide to support BlueCard®, National Account business and Blue Health Intelligence (BHI). He was also responsible for BCBSA’s technical shared services offerings and the identification of technology solutions to support new business models in response to healthcare reform.

Before joining BCBSA in 2006, O'Loughlin was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SecureCARE Technologies, Inc., a company that specialized in providing Internet-based document exchange and e-signature solutions for the healthcare industry.

Prior to SecureCARE, he was with Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield for over 31 years holding numerous management and line positions in both information technology and business operations, including the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

O'Loughlin earned a Master in Business Administration from New York's Baruch College, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma, and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Brooklyn College.