Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) senior vice president and chief informatics officer Somesh Nigam recently spoke at two health industry conferences about the potential of “big data” and predictive analytics to improve health care. Nigam drives innovation and leads the Independence informatics division, developing business reporting tools and analytics to better serve customers and stakeholders….

Apigee award recognizes companies transforming their business through data

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announced that it has won a 2014 Digital Accelerator Award in the Best Data Analytics for Digital Businesscategory. The Digital Accelerator Awards, sponsored by Apigee, is a global awards program recognizing innovative organizations and individuals accelerating and transforming digital business with application programming interfaces (API) and data….
Philadelphia, PA – When it launched its Center for Health Care Innovation in February, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) said the Center would serve as a place where the company’s associates and external partners could innovate, collaborate, learn, and implement path-finding new concepts in health care. As part of that broad initiative, Independence has now partnered with Philadelphia University on a pilot program called “A Primer on Innovation,” a four-week customized leadership program designed to introduce Independence leaders to the principles and practices of innovation using Philadelphia University’s signature methods of active,…

In less than one year, 200,000 members connect with insurer through new mobile channel

Radnor, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the region’s leading health insurer, announced today that in one year nearly 200,000 of its members have chosen to participate in the company’s mobile communication program, IBX Wire®. Powered by Relay (www.relaynetwork.com), a technology company that connects brands and people through direct mobile communication,…

Two leaders talk about partnership and technology at industry webinar

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation Terry Booker and Penn Medicine Chief Innovation Officer Roy Rosin today presented ideas about ways to improve health care in the Philadelphia region through innovation and partnership at a webinar sponsored by the Corporate Research Group and attended by health plan and health system leaders across the nation….

Two leaders talk about partnership and technology at industry webinar

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation Terry Booker and Penn Medicine Chief Innovation Officer Roy Rosin today presented ideas about ways to improve health care in the Philadelphia region through innovation and partnership at a webinar sponsored by the Corporate Research Group and attended by health plan and health system leaders across the nation….
Philadelphia, PA – Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross (Independence), spoke today at the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies Phorum, a leading technology strategy conference hosted at the World Café Live located at 3025 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. In his talk, “Customer engagement in a digital world,” Hilferty explains why the traditional model of the health insurer is outdated and no longer works in the modern era….

Tandigm Health’s innovative coordinated care model will provide higher-quality care, lower costs

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and DaVita HealthCare Partners today announced the creation of Tandigm Health. This unique joint venture, based in Philadelphia, Pa., will help deliver high-quality, affordable care to the region by combining the expertise of one of the country’s largest,…

Startup Weekend Health Philadelphia provides real-life environment for budding entrepreneurs

WHAT: Startup Weekend Health Philadelphia Aspiring entrepreneurs following a passion for health care will gather for the weekend to pitch ideas, form teams, and get feedback from peers and health industry experts, with the goal of not just starting new companies, but also networking and sparking ongoing creative collaborations….

DreamIt Health Philadelphia now accepting applications for summer 2014

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (IBC), Penn Medicine, and DreamIt Ventures today announced that DreamIt Health Philadelphia, the region’s first healthcare accelerator, is now accepting applications from startup teams worldwide for its second Philadelphia healthtech program to begin in July. Last year’s inaugural DreamIt Health class brought six promising healthcare startups from across the country to Philadelphia to work alongside four Philadelphia-born startups on a wide range of significant healthcare problems,…
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