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Earth Day 2016: Healthy Planet, Healthy People

Posted by Phyllis Barber, Highmark BCBS, Kyle Cahill, BCBSMA and Brandon Tidwell, BSCA on April 20, 2016

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."

– John Muir

Humans are only a small part of the incredibly complex but connected...

Healthy Living, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Shield of California, Innovation, Highmark BCBS, The Power of Blue


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


A History of Providing Secure and Stable Coverage for America’s Workers

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on September 3, 2015

At its most humble beginnings in the early 1900s, the idea that evolved to become the Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance system...

BCBS History, Innovation, NLO, Access


Medicare for the Next 50 Years

Posted by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on July 30, 2015

More than 85 years ago, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies pioneered the very idea of health insurance, and they’ve been at the heart of healthcare ever since. Part of this proud history is the unique role that the Blue Cross and...

Medicare, History, Innovation, Access


Combating Doctor Shortages with Telemedicine

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on May 14, 2015

Millions of Americans – about 96.4 million, according to a 2014 assessment by the Health Resources and Services...

Healthcare Tools, Innovation, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Access, The Power of Blue


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