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Top 6 Challenges for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Member Companies in 2017

Posted by Digital Health Team on Nov 10, 2016

2016 has brought many challenges to the health industry. Difficulties with reimbursements and increases in medical costs has driven up the bottom line. Additionally, significant increases in funding of digital health startups over the past three years have brought an onslaught of companies disrupting segments of the payer business model. Fortunately, the Blue Cross Blue Shield brand is a household name that can carry member companies into Health 2.0.

Over the past 15 years we have been working in digital health, including with BCBSA member companies. Based on our observations here are the six areas BCBSA member companies will be focusing on in 2017:

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Topics: Security, Healthcare Payer, UX, DATA

Alternatives to Traditional Insurance:  Aligning the Accrual of Benefits

Posted by David Schoch on Jun 2, 2016

The healthcare delivery system is undergoing tremendous change because of pressures to increase access, reduce costs and improve outcomes.  New and innovative approaches to how care is being delivered are emerging and the shift to population health, along with an emphasis in engaging patients in self-management activities, are all contributing to the transformation of healthcare in the United States.

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Topics: Healthcare Payer, healthcare, Provider, Health Insurance

11 Patient-Centered Digital Health Trends in 2016

Posted by Digital Health Team on Apr 14, 2016

Today’s healthcare leaders are faced with challenges in managing the financial health of their organizations; especially in response to the expansion of quality reporting, meaningful use and other penalties.  They are looking for ways to improve the health of their patients, and condition-specific populations, at a reasonable cost.  Increasingly they hear about the importance of patient-centeredness and the most effective of these leaders are recognizing the connection to digital health tools.

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Topics: mHealth, Healthcare Payer, digital health, healthcare, Provider, Apps, Mobile Technology

Exchanges 3.0? How health insurance marketplaces are evolving

Posted by David Schoch on Mar 11, 2016

Consumers are buying health insurance in new ways these days, while still turning to in-person help for making a choice — even in the age of the online economy.

The end of January brought the end of open enrollment for the third year of the exchanges, a key part of the Affordable Care Act. It’s been a rocky trip for all involved, especially consumers, many of whom were digital-savvy purchasers of all kinds of goods and services before the ACA.

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Topics: Tech, Healthcare Payer, healthcare, Health Plans, Health Insurance

Why Consumer Success Depends On Business Processes 1/2

Posted by Digital Health Team on Nov 5, 2015

Navigating consumers: The hidden technology metric

Healthcare is changing, but health insurers need to change faster in some underappreciated areas to prepare for the most monumental shifts. Here’s what we know and what we don’t about the consumer imperative.

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Topics: Healthcare Payer