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Humana's Bruce Goodman to Join CIO Hall of Fame

CIO magazine inducts Bruce J. Goodman for outstanding leadership in information technology


Monday, November 10, 2008 8:00 am EST



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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CIO magazine has chosen Bruce J. Goodman, Humana Inc.s (NYSE: HUM) senior vice president and chief service and information officer, as a 2008 inductee into the magazines Hall of Fame. Goodman is one of 12 honorees selected this year for profoundly shaping the technology-enabled business landscape and for significant contributions to the technology profession.

Since joining Humana in 1999, Goodman has focused on technology innovation and broad service improvement initiatives. These efforts have helped create a proactive, value-added service experience for Humanas 11.7 million health-plan members. He is being recognized for creative vision, practical leadership and advancing the role of the CIO throughout his four-decade career, according to the magazine.

Bruce has developed a strong, vibrant leadership team at Humana and a committed organization that proactively focuses on what technology can do to advance our business, said Michael B. McCallister, Humanas president and chief executive officer. He and his team have helped Humana become the technology leader in the health-benefits industry by providing our consumers with much-needed actionable information.

In almost 40 years as a technology executive, I have always believed that the CIO should be a strategic partner with business, Goodman said. But beyond technology leadership, Ive seen my role as developing an environment that rewards risk-taking, with the right structures in place to evaluate and capitalize on opportunities. Im proud to be part of a company that has done that over the past decade while actively building a culture of associate engagement.

Goodmans accomplishments at Humana include:

  • Leading Humanas successful joint venture with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. to form Availity, LLC, an Internet-based multi-payor physicians portal
  • Implementing SmartSummary®, the nations first in-depth, monthly benefits summary tailored specifically to individual health plan members
  • Innovating with technology and process re-engineering to drive consumer engagement in health decision-making, for which Humana has won a number of industry awards

According to Abbie Lundberg, editor-in-chief of CIO magazine, The CIO Hall of Fame recognizes an individuals contributions to the field of information technology and its role in making business work better. These men and women have helped educate and inspire peers, as well as the next generation of information technology leaders.

Goodman is one of only 44 individuals who have been inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame since its founding in 1997.

About the CIO Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame Honors will be one of the highlights of CIO magazines annual CIO: The Year Ahead Summit, held November 9-11, in Coronado, CA.

The CIO Hall of Fame was created in 1997 to spotlight information technology professionals who had provided significant contributions to and profound influence on the information technology discipline, the use of technology in business and the advancement of the CIO role. A list of all inductees can be viewed at: http://www.cio.com/cio-awards/cio-hall-of-fame/index.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nations largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 11.7 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 47-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the companys Web site at http://www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders;
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
  • Most recent investor conference presentations;
  • Quarterly earnings news releases;
  • Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
  • Calendar of events (includes upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
  • Corporate Governance Information.


Humana Corporate Communications
Jim Turner, 502-476-2119