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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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Combating Prescription Drug Abuse in Pennsylvania

Posted by Emily Vachon on November 19, 2015

Prescription drug abuse has quickly become an epidemic in the United States. These medications may seem harmless because they are technically “legal.” However, prescription pills are the

Safety, Capital BlueCross, The Power of Blue

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Take As Directed

Posted by Emily Vachon on August 19, 2015

You forgot to set your alarm last night, and you wake up frantically ten minutes before you need to leave for work. You scramble to get dressed and run out the door. When you finally get to your desk, you realize you forgot to take your...

Safety, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Quality Outcomes, The Power of Blue

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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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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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