Benchmarking data from Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) provided independent verification that the Spine Team Texas (STT) approach to treating low back pain resulted in lower costs for insurers and employers.
Last year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) set out to share actionable, credible, and accurate cost and quality reports with providers. BHI has been partnering with the Plan since March 2020 to design and implement such reports for practitioners in BCBSLA’s Specialty Care Insights program. In delivering enhanced “Provider Index” reports, BCBSLA utilizes BHI’s proprietary Episode of … Read More
Throughout 2020, Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) used its access to more than 20 billion claims from over 200 million unique members to examine healthcare trends affecting the health of millions of Americans. This digest contains five studies on the following topics: COVID-19, men’s health, UV safety, HPV vaccinations, and childhood obesity.
CHICAGO (Dec. 29, 2020) – As the New Year brings hope for mass immunization and a return to some semblance of normal life, Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) looks to leverage its growing database of commercial medical and pharmacy claims, access to Medicare data, new partnerships, and rapidly expanding analytics capabilities to help the industry transition to a post-COVID future. As … Read More
Undeterred by a tight development schedule, complex user needs, and a pandemic that brought shutdowns and remote work, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and BHI’s Whyzen Analytics team successfully replaced a legacy data reporting platform for Blue Cross’ agents, brokers, and consultants in just four months. The new analytics-driven solution, Scheduler for Agent Reporting, or SAR, benefited from the … Read More
This brief examines COVID-19’s impact on preventive services and telehealth using national claims data from 2019 and 2020. The descriptive studies of preventive service episodes included doctor visits and related preventive screenings such as mammograms, pap smears, and colonoscopies. The study also looks at differences in the use of preventive services and telehealth between urban and rural areas.
“When I left private practice, there was no way to learn other than on the job,” Robbins says. “Now, there are many good healthcare informatics programs. I tell younger colleagues to have some experience of clinical medicine before going into the business side. My knowledge of direct patient care has helped me understand the data and what is or isn’t … Read More
A year ago, Thrive Earlier Detection (Thrive) won the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge. Healthbox, a HIMSS solution company, collaborated with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) to implement that contest. As oncologists gather this week for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), Healthbox shares recent independent insights from Thrive about breast cancer screening and … Read More