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Healthcare Innovation

Aetna, Anthem, HCSC Back Healthcare Blockchain Initiative

January 24, 2019 - Aetna, Anthem, and Health Care Service Corporation announced a new partnership with IBM and PNC Bank focused on bringing blockchain technology to healthcare. “The aim is to create an inclusive blockchain network that can benefit multiple members of the healthcare ecosystem in a secure, shared environment,” the companies stated. The goal is to allow the blockchain network to...

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2018 Best in KLAS Taps Vendors for Claims Admin, Price Transparency

by Thomas Beaton

The 2018 Best in KLAS report ranked the best vendor solutions for payer claims administration, care management, price transparency, and payer analytics based on five industry performance criteria.    KLAS ranked vendor solutions...

Payers Driving Value by Promoting Connected Care Models

by Thomas Beaton

As payers vie to remain competitive in commercial insurance markets, they must be able to effectively manage consumer costs while providing beneficiaries the best possible healthcare experience now and in the future. Rising healthcare...

Retail Clinics Offer Member Satisfaction, Savings for Payers

by Jesse Migneault

At a time when many individual private and employer-based health plans include higher deductibles, retail clinics are becoming a popular option for beneficiaries seeking high quality care at a lower price point. Payer partnerships with...

Cigna, CVS MinuteClinics Partner for Expanded Healthcare Access

by Jesse Migneault

Cigna and CVS Health have partnered to launch Cigna Health Works for expanded healthcare access for the payers employer-based health plan members.  The launch is currently limited to certain markets only. Cigna Health Works will...

Independence Blue Cross, UPenn Partner to Enhance Care Delivery

by Thomas Beaton

A five-year partnership between Independence Blue Cross and the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems (UPHS) should help strengthen multiple aspects of care delivery for beneficiaries in the state. Both organizations are under...


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