In today’s Bulldog update of technology news: Netflix price rises; Biogen names RTP general manager to new position; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC cited for custom content.

Netflix bumping price for most popular option

Netflix is increasing the price of its most popular option by 11 percent, starting right away for new customers.

The popular plan lets users stream two HD movies at a time and is going from $8.99 a month to $9.99.

Current customers won’t pay the new rate until next year.

Biogen names RTP General Manager to new post

Biogen has named John Cox executive vice president of Global Commercial Operations, replacing Tony Kingsley. Cox takes the position on an interim basis as the firm hunts for a permanent replacement.

John Cox has served in his current position as executive vice president, Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology. since June 2010. He joined Biogen in 2003 and has held several senior executive positions with us, including Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing, and Vice President of Manufacturing and General Manager of Biogen’s operations in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

GP Strategies, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC win award

Columbia, MD-based Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation today announced that it won nine Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards, including a Silver for the best advance in custom content for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC for its CareRadius.

CareRadius is the BCBSNC Collaborative Care Management Platform used to help integrate complex health data and connect the entire healthcare team.

The implementation of this new cloud-based solution was for healthcare preapproval, care management for higher-risk customers and management of claims appeals. Hundreds of employees, both clinical and non-clinical, needed training for this new platform.

Courses were outlined based on critical business scenarios and used real-life scenarios to maintain interest. BCBSNC delivered the training solution to over 2,000 end users. Post-course surveys showed high levels of satisfaction and comfort in performing job-critical tasks for a large majority of students.