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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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Helping Senior Citizens Manage Medication Safely

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on June 30, 2014

Medication is a powerful companion in our quest to lead healthy lives. It helps us fight and prevent disease, alleviates pain and swelling, lowers fevers and helps millions of people feel better and stay well every day.

Medication is a...

Safety, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Quality Care, The Power of Blue, Healthcare

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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Medicine Cabinet!

Posted by Madeleine Lovette on April 24, 2014

Spring has sprung, and that means Americans are putting away their winter coats and giving their homes a good, spring cleaning. One place in your home that might not be on your list as you dust and de-clutter, but should be? The medicine...

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Saving Lives through Education: CPR Programs Teach Lifesaving Skills

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on March 20, 2014

Nearly 400,000 cardiac arrests occur every year in locations other than a hospital, and in 89 percent of those instances, an individual dies because he or she didn’t receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately from someone...

Safety, Health, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, The Power of Blue, Regence BlueCross BlueShield

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The Power of Blue: Investing in America’s Health for America’s Future

Posted by Elizabeth Casey on February 20, 2014

Think for a moment about all the factors that play a part in maintaining your health and wellness. Genetics, environment, the care you receive and the food you eat are just a few of the pieces that make up the puzzle to keeping you...

Safety, Healthcare Transformation, Quality Care, Health, Access, The Power of Blue

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