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How Data and Quality Can Help Heal the Healthcare System

Posted by David Carmouche, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Sr. Vice President of External Operations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana on November 11, 2014

When physicians take the Hippocratic Oath before they begin to practice medicine, they vow to treat patients with care. It is always the physician’s intention to comfort and heal patients, and, even better, prevent disease when...

Payment Models, Affordable Care, Healthcare Transformation, Cost Control, Quality Outcomes, Data, Coordinated Care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

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Leading the Way to a Healthier America

Posted by Paul Gerrard, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on September 16, 2014

To fix America’s healthcare system, we need private sector leadership.

Understandably, the public sector’s role is often the primary focus when it comes to health reform. But even as the Affordable Care Act expands access to...

Safety, Affordable Care, Healthcare Transformation, Cost Control, Quality Care, Quality Outcomes

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The Power of Blue: The Power to Make a Difference

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on September 2, 2014

Good health. It’s arguably the most valuable asset in the world - and something that is regularly unappreciated until it’s lost. When we are in good health, we have the freedom to enjoy the rest of life’s...

Healthy Living, Childhood Obesity , Quality Outcomes, The Power of Blue

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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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Improving Outcomes for Children with Asthma through Community-Based Programs

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on June 10, 2014

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 36,000 kids miss school and 27,000 adults miss work due to asthma every day. That’s a sizable...

BCBS IL, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Quality Care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Quality Outcomes, BCBS TX, The Power of Blue

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