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Independent Health eliminates 6 IT jobs as it restructures department

Independent health eliminated nine positions but added three new ones with different responsibilities in its information technology department, the health insurance company said.

The insurer said it is working with an outside firm to automate some information technology work as part of the changes that it estimated will achieve $2 million in savings over the next three years.

“The IT service changes will allow Independent Health to automate some services while continuing to focus on developing a highly resilient and efficient IT infrastructure to help us stay ahead of technological changes in health care delivery," spokesman Frank Sava said in a statement.

Examples of the automated work include the setup of new employer accounts and participating providers. With the changes, the insurer also will be able to automatically take corrective actions to identify and fix potential operating system problems before they occur.

Independent Health employs more than 1,100 people, including 127 in its information technology department.

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