Achieving Equity in Healthcare Modeling


As the pandemic has made painfully clear, healthcare utilization and cost do not always indicate true healthcare needs. People of color are contracting the novel coronavirus and dying at rates that are staggeringly out of line with their share of the U.S. populace. Recent social injustice events in the U.S. have heightened industrywide discussion of healthcare equity. BHI’s data scientists … Read More

BHI Honored as one of a Handful of Firms to Make the Cut in Rounds of Digital Health Innovation Awards for its Response to the COVID Crisis


SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 21, 2020) – Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) was one of a select group of companies considered for the 2020 UCSF Digital Health Innovation Awards, which recognizes “companies that are defining the digital health revolution.” BHI was a contender for a COVID-19 Patriot Award for “digital products that have aided in the response to the global pandemic.” BHI’s entry … Read More

Cost of Care Snapshot: 3-Year Trends


In this report, Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) presents a summary of recent healthcare trends using claims data from the most trusted commercial health plans. In looking across all this information, three trends continue to rise to the surface: Cost increases are outpacing healthcare utilization. Care settings continue to have a huge impact on costs. The prescription drug cost gap is still … Read More

The Impact of Caregiving on Mental and Physical Health


In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examines the role that caregivers play an important role in the U.S. healthcare system. The commitment of time, labor and emotional support this role requires can have a substantial impact on caregivers’ physical, behavioral and emotional well-being.

Whyzen Boost Your Skills


Michele Heeter, Teena Karappally, and Janet Hughes – all of Blue Health Intelligence® – provide demonstrations of current and upcoming features of Whyzen Analytics, BHI’s account analytics and reporting solution for health plans, employers, and brokers. Topics include previews of Whyzen’s Expression Builder and BHI’s Episode Grouper and Standardized Pricing. This session’s deeper dives include tutorials of: New COVID-19 Reporting … Read More

Rise in Chronic Conditions is Putting More Americans at Risk for Colorectal Cancer


In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield(BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examines the rate of colorectal cancer diagnoses and preventive screenings, as well as the reasons why two of the most at-risk populations of commercially insured Americans say they avoid or delay screening. 

The BHI Episode of Care Grouper Informs Better Clinical Analytics to Lower Costs and Improve Quality

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The Episode of Care (EoC) Grouper from Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) is the leading edge of commercial groupers, unique in its inclusion of both procedures and conditions, and in its fully transparent methodology. This white paper discusses how the BHI EoC Grouper’s ability to provide a high-level conceptual model of illness, diagnosis, and treatment of individual patients for specified conditions … Read More

Catching up with Swati Abbott

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Accountable Care News interviewed BHI’s CEO, Swati Abbott. Abbott has spent most of her career helping clients use data to improve healthcare. For the past 9 years, Abbott has overseen huge growth at BHI, since its spin-off from the national BlueCross BlueShield Association. In that time, BHI has become a leading independent provider of data analytics, software, and consulting for … Read More