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Redefining the Insurer-Provider Relationship through Data

Posted by Maureen Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Strategic Services and Chief Strategy Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on May 9, 2016

Over the course of the last several years, I have witnessed the beginnings of what I believe is a fundamental transformation in healthcare. Data is redefining the relationships among healthcare players and making it possible for a better...

Care Delivery, Healthcare Transformation, Innovation, Coordinated Care, Data

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Working Together to End the Country’s Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Alissa Fox, Senior Vice President, BCBSA Office of Policy and Representation on April 12, 2016

Opioid addiction in the United States has escalated into a deadly epidemic, claiming the lives of 78 Americans every day. What often starts as treatment for pain too frequently ends in addiction or even death. In fact, at least half of all...

Prescription Drugs, Ethics, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Safety, Data

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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

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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

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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

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