CIO magazine has selected Physicians Mutual, Omaha, Neb., as a recipient of the 2007 CIO 100. The 20th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

According to Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine, “The CIO 100 award recipients serve as industry role models for business and IT excellence. This year’s winners demonstrate extraordinary results in a variety of important areas, including business transformation, collaboration, customer innovation and top line contributions.”

“The CIO 100 Award acknowledges Physicians Mutual’s on-going commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality insurance products and services. This award recognizes the innovative approach we are taking to business transformation,” said Physicians Mutual Chief Information Officer Dan Simpson. “Our approach aligns our people, business processes, data, and technology into an integrated framework that is highly re-usable, flexible, and cost-effective.”

The 2007 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, on Aug. 21 at the conclusion of the ninth annual CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony.