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Are You Hearing As Well As You Should?

Posted by Beckie Hawks on May 16, 2016

A favorite song. A child’s laughter. Birds chirping in the trees.

These every day sounds are as much a part of life as breathing. We hear them clearly, without effort, without thinking. We often take them for...

Healthy Living, Healthcare Tools


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


BCBSA Employees “Walk the Walk”

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on April 26, 2016

It’s a sunny Thursday afternoon, and groups of people are ambling through Washington D.C. taking in the famous cherry blossoms in all their glory. Some are tourists, some are schoolchildren on field trips, but one group is moving at a...

Healthy Living, Walking Works, National Walk at Lunch Day, Worksite Wellness, Health


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


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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