Nicholas L. Coussoule
Nicholas L. Coussoule is Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business and Technology Solutions at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ). He joined Horizon BCBSNJ in this role in February 2021, and has responsibilities for the Information Technology, Information Security and Analytics divisions.
Mr. Coussoule was previously Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Strategic Technology Officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, where he led the Information Technology, Information Security and Business Engineering functions. He began his career in consulting with the Geary Corporation in the U.S. and internationally, and has held Chief Information Officer roles in multiple companies across several industries.
Mr. Coussoule is also a member and current Chairman of the National Committee of Vital and Health Statistics, the primary federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health data, statistics, privacy, national health information policy and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He was appointed by the Secretary to a second four-year term in 2019 and as committee chair in 2020.
Mr. Coussoule holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics and Mathematics from Dartmouth College, and is a 2015 graduate of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program.