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A Hopeful Time in Healthcare: Data is the Foundation for our Future

Posted by Maureen Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Strategic Services and Chief Strategy Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on November 3, 2015

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about data? You might envision rows of numbers, or pages of field notes. Some might imagine analysts hard at work behind computer screens, or IT professionals coding busily. I...

Healthcare Transformation, Innovation, Data, Quality Outcomes


Not Just a Man’s Problem: The Deadly Cost of Underestimating Women’s Heart Disease

Posted by By Trent Haywood, M.D., J.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on September 30, 2015

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing nearly 300,000 women a year—that’s 1 in every 4 female deaths....

The Health of America Report, Data, Healthcare


From Big Data to Big Decisions: Introducing BCBS Axis

Posted by Doug Porter, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on September 24, 2015

For thousands of years, humans have used “big data” to make big decisions. In 4000 BC, the Babylonians conducted the

Healthcare Tools, Care Delivery, Healthcare Transformation, Coordinated Care, Data


Report Finds Significant Cost Variations in Knee and Hip Replacement Procedures Across the U.S.

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on January 22, 2015

Today’s healthcare consumers have an increasing thirst for information that will empower them to make informed decisions about their care. The industry is in the midst of a transformation to meet the needs and expectations of...

Affordable Care, Healthcare Transformation, Cost Control, The Health of America Report, Data


How Independence is Using “Big Data” to Transform Healthcare

Posted by Daniel J. Hilferty, President and CEO, Independence Blue Cross on November 28, 2014

At Independence Blue Cross, we have a deep responsibility to enhance the health and wellness of our members, and that means doing everything possible to drive innovation and partner with other...

Independence Blue Cross, Healthcare Transformation, Data


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