The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.
Robert Drelick is senior vice president and chief information officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation's largest health insurer covering one-in-three 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 5.4 million-member Federal Employee Program (FEP).
Drelick is responsible for advancing BCSBA’s IT organization by driving innovation and adoption of new technologies, as well as expanding the value and utilization of BCBSA’s industry-leading healthcare data sets. He is also focused on strengthening the partnership between BCBSA and local BCBS Plans in order to support and enhance the BCBS brand and market leadership.
Over his 30-year career, Drelick has worked in a variety of healthcare sectors, including health plans, provider systems and pharmaceuticals, with a focus on IT, product development, operations, organizational development and project/portfolio management. Prior to joining BCBSA in 2017, Drelick served as chief information and security officer at Change Healthcare/Altegra Health, chief information officer at Lovelace Health System and vice president of information technology at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.
Drelick holds a bachelor’s degree in computer system technology from Spring Garden College in Pennsylvania.