Independence joins partners to discuss the future of health IT

Executives from Independence, Safeguard Scientifics, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners spoke to more than 80 health care entrepreneurs, educators, health providers, and leaders about the future growth of digital health. This event was held at Quorum @ the University City Science Center.

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Independence Health Group appoints Gregory E. Deavens as chief financial officer

Independence Health Group (IHG) announces the appointment of Gregory E. Deavens, CPA, CGMA, as chief financial officer effective January 30, 2017. Deavens was previously employed by MassMutual Financial Group from 2006 to 2016, where he most recently served as the company’s senior vice president and corporate controller.

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Independence associates honor Martin Luther King Jr. legacy with day of service

Independence associates put service into action with community projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On the federal holiday, 50 of our associates and their family and friends volunteered their time for service projects throughout the Philadelphia community.

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IBC Foundation president receives Honorary Fellow award for innovative leadership

Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) President Lorina Marshall-Blake was inducted as an Honorary Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (Academy) for her role as an innovative leader in building healthier communities. The Academy honored Marshall-Blake along with three other industry leaders at the Academy’s 2016 Transforming Health,…
Independence Blue Cross supports the nationwide effort to clear homes of expired, unused, unwanted, and potentially dangerous prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription “Drug Take Back Day” taking place Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, the DEA will offer more than 100 Take Back locations across the Philadelphia region for you to dispose of your unwanted or expired prescriptions….
Health and well-being programs at new customer experience center support national initiative Philadelphia – October 17, 2016 – This week, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) recognizes National Health Education Week, a national effort sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education. During the five-day education initiative, the company will host a variety of nutrition seminars, fitness classes,…
Philadelphia, PA — October 14, 2016 — Independence Health Group (IHG) today released the results of an economic impact study of its long-standing supplier diversity program – which has actively cultivated relationships with minority-owned and women-owned businesses since 1991. The study found that, for the year 2014, IHG’s hiring of diverse suppliers contributed $238 million to the economy,…
Experts from the Independence Blue Center for Health Care Innovation are teaching others how to use design thinking to solve real challenges in health care. This month, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) hosted workshops in Philadelphia and Chicago to introduce students, business and health care professionals, and fellow Blue plan associates to the key principles of Independence’s innovation toolkit — the means through which its experts apply design thinking to help solve problems….
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected IBX to partner for an exciting new initiative!
New initiative aims to transform primary care Philadelphia – October 11, 2016 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Independence Blue Cross (Independence) to partner in its new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, the largest-ever initiative to transform how primary care is delivered and paid for in the United States. “We are pleased that CMS selected Independence to participate in CPC+,” said Anthony Coletta,…
Independence Blue Cross hosted 17 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans from across the nation at the 9th annual dotBlue meeting, which was created to provide a way for Blue plans to share knowledge on a variety of web topics. This year, Independence welcomed nearly 100 Blue plan representatives from IT, Marketing, and eCommerce for a two-day idea-sharing and collaborative meeting: “Innovating for a Healthy Tomorrow.” The meeting focused on new innovations in member websites,…
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation just turned 5.
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation celebrated its fifth anniversary at its headquarters at 1901 Market Street with nearly 200 of its valued partners and other special guests. To mark the occasion, the Foundation recognized the support of many individuals and organizations that have contributed to its extraordinary accomplishments. Since its launch in October 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $25 million in initiatives that target four primary areas: Increasing access to quality,…
On September 23, Forbes published an Op-Ed co-authored by Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross and chairman of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Board of Directors, and Scott P. Serota, president and CEO of the BCBSA, a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies….
Photo courtesy of J.Stoddard Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty last week joined a panel of fellow health care CEOs at the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit 2016 in Chicago, IL, to discuss where health care is going and how the traditional roles and boundaries of every stakeholder involved needs to change in order for there to be a significant transformation in how care is delivered….