What 6 female payer execs have to say about tech-driven healthcare

The best quotes from the past five months include words of wisdom from leaders at Aetna, UnitedHealth and more

Advancements in technology continue to transform health insurance. To keep pace with technological developments, industry leaders have shared their insights on everything from data analytics to wearable technology.

The editors at FierceHealthPayer combed through our exclusive interviews with health plan leaders to round up the most thought-provoking and memorable quotes about health IT successes and challenges.

Here are six of our favorite quotes from our news coverage over the past five months:

1. "Philosophically, we're really about choice. How do we create an open environment where we have choice for people and it's not focused on one brand, one product or one app?"

Who said it: Martha Wofford, vice president of Aetna and head of CarePass, discussing the mobile platform's tools that track medication adherence and stress.

2. "If you're a health plan today and you don't have a system in place to make sure everyone has the same information at their fingertips, quickly and consistently, you absolutely must find a tool."

Who said it: Lisa Dettling, director of customer service at Reno, Nevada-based Saint Mary's Health Plans, highlighting St. Mary's opportunity to improve member services infrastructure, which led to happier members and employees as health exchange implementation kicked in.