Nation’s only exchange in major metro area built on collaboration between insurers and hospitals

Philadelphia, PA – This week, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. (HSX) will announce the preliminary results of the region’s unique health information exchange at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition held April 12 to 16 in Chicago….

CareCam’s mobile technology available for free to Independence Members

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania, announced today that it has begun offering CareCam Health Systems’ (CareCam) chronic condition self-management app to help patients better proactively manage their health. Independence is offering CareCam’s easy-to-use mobile phone and tablet app at no cost to adult members with diabetes or asthma….

125 health care leaders attended kick-off of Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

Philadelphia, PA – Yesterday, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty joined President Barack Obama, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, and a select group of 125 health care leaders from across the nation at the White House for the official kick-off of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (Network)….

Independence Blue Cross pledges to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced today that it pledges to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT),…

Paula Sunshine and Steve Gillin to share insights on the future of health care communications

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania, announced today that Paula Sunshine, vice president of sales and marketing, consumer business, will speak at the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress, which runs from March 22-25 in Washington D.C….

Health care leaders attend Summit to celebrate milestones and launch new prostate cancer initiative

Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the Health Care Improvement Foundation, a nonprofit health and safety organization, and health care leaders across the region met at an Annual Summit to celebrate the 10 year anniversary and key successes of the Partnership for Patient Care (PPC) a quality and patient safety collaborative led by southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals,…
Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania, has hired Jill Michal as vice president of sales services and client experience. Michal was previously the president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey from 2008 to 2014. As vice president of sales services and client experience,…
Philadelphia, PA – Registration for the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation’s 36th annual Blue Cross® Broad Street Run in May opened at broadstreetrun.com on Sunday, February 1. Registration will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 13. For the 19th consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is the title sponsor of the race, which became the nation’s largest 10-miler five years ago….

Data shows costs for identical knee procedures can vary depending on which hospital is selected

It is well known that medical costs vary considerably from city to city and across regions. A new report highlights this disparity by showing the extreme variations across the nation and within the same market for the cost of knee and hip replacement surgeries — among the fastest growing medical treatments in the U.S….
Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced that it will present at the 33rd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Monday, January 12, 2015. Independence’s presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. PST. Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence president and chief executive officer, and Alan Krigstein, Independence chief financial officer, will provide an overview of the company and its strategic objectives….
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