Leading Research, Improving Healthcare

The Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Alliance for Health Research was established to engage leading U.S. healthcare researchers in an ongoing effort to improve the health of Americans. Through secure data environments, researchers explore key questions and issues using BCBS Axis®, the industry’s largest resource for healthcare claims, provider and cost data. These environments enable researchers to conduct complex analytics in their pursuit of solutions for better health and healthcare. The researchers involved in this program come together periodically to share insights and discuss critical health and health system issues, helping advance improvements in healthcare nationwide.

Information Drives Innovation

What do America's top researchers need in order to improve health and healthcare? Information. Blue Cross Blue Shield provides relevant data—removing all identifying information for privacy and security—that allows researchers to conduct complex analytics and share their findings, collaborating to develop innovative solutions to critical issues.

The BCBS Alliance for Health Research is committed to:

  • Creating a collaborative community of researchers
  • Promoting dialogue to drive synergies across research efforts
  • Publicizing findings to drive innovation and advancement

Participating Institutions

We're proud to partner with top research institutions in our continuing effort to support the innovation and advancement of healthcare for all Americans.

  • Harvard University
  • Rice University
  • Scripps Translational Science Institute
  • Stanford University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Yale University

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.