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Preventable Hospital Readmissions Cut by More Than 25 Percent Under Innovative Contract Between University of Pennsylvania Health System and Independence Blue Cross
Friday, 16 November 2018
A year into new collaboration, Penn Medicine and Independence announce unprecedented resultsPHILADELPHIA, PA — After the first year of an innovative, five-year contract between the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) and Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the health system is reporting a more than 25 percent cut in hospital readmissions – the largest readmission reduction in both organizations’ history....
Independence Blue Cross and Tower Health to jointly explore new programs that drive access to higher quality, more affordable care
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Friday, 23 February 2018
Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of IHG, on Gov. Wolf’s declaration of opioid crisis as statewide disaster emergency
Friday, 12 January 2018
Philadelphia, PA — Statement from Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Health Group, on Gov. Tom Wolf declaring Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid addiction crisis a statewide disaster emergency. “Opioid abuse is the worst drug crisis in American history and the tragic epidemic is only growing in our region. Each day, thousands of people begin to misuse prescription opioids and many of them will join the millions of Americans already suffering from addiction....
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Independence saw a nearly 10 percent reduction in antibiotic prescribing from 2010-2016More than half of all antibiotics are unnecessary or prescribed for the wrong reason, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. In fact, most common infections are viral in nature and do not require antibiotics at all. In recognition of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 13 to 19,...
Independence Blue Cross conference convenes industry and community leaders to explore purposeful partnerships
Thursday, 09 November 2017
Independence Blue Cross launches one-of-a-kind development program – “Know Your Value” – to empower employees
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Independence Blue Cross is committed to helping members and the community-at-large during aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Independence Blue Cross and Jefferson Health commit to building a healthier Philadelphia and bringing care closer to home through innovation
Monday, 24 July 2017