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BCBS Companies Spur Innovation in Care Quality

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on August 26, 2014

Imagine if your pill bottle played music to remind you it’s time for a dose, or that all hospital-acquired infections were eradicated. What if there was a machine-learning algorithm that could spot cases of undiagnosed...

Independence Blue Cross, Safety, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Quality Care, Quality Outcomes

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Tackling the Doctor Shortage to Improve Choices for Patients

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on August 20, 2014

Most people are fortunate to need to visit the doctor just a few times a year, for a wellness visit or occasional illness. Appointments are made and we go on with the day. But for others, a basic doctor’s visit is far more complicated....

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Primary Care, Physicians, Blue Cross of Idaho, Access, The Power of Blue

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Programs Build Confident, Healthy Kids

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on August 14, 2014

When it comes to creating a healthy future for America, the key to success lies within our nation’s youth. In a time when the allure of iPads, videogames, and TV often have the upper hand on playing outdoors or interacting with friends,...

Healthy Living, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi , Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Childhood Obesity , The Power of Blue

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Sticker Shock: The Impact of Hidden Medical Costs

Posted by Ellen Chu, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on August 12, 2014

Most consumers wouldn’t even think of shopping for a car, smartphone, appliances – you name it – without comparing prices and features online.

So why do people shop for their healthcare this way?

Comparing the...

Affordable Care, Cost Control, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

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Three Things to Know to Become a Pharmacy Pro

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on August 7, 2014

There are hundreds of reasons you might find yourself walking up to the window at a pharmacy. Maybe you have a child with strep throat in need of antibiotics or take medicine to lower your blood pressure or manage diabetes. Whatever brings you...

Affordable Care, Health Insurance 101, Healthcare Consumers

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