On July 11, Independence Blue Cross and Comcast headlined an afternoon session at the 2018 MedCity CONVERGE summit. The discussion titled “CONVERGEnce on Steroids: Why Comcast and Independence Blue Cross?” brought together Independence SVP and Chief Information Officer Michael Vennera and Comcast VP of Strategic Development Marc Siry to explore the recently announced collaboration between the two companies.
Moderated by Independence Innovation Director Thomas Olenzak, the discussion centered around:
- Details of the Independence-Comcast joint venture
- How this partnership came to fruition
- What it could mean for the health care and technology industries.
In April, Independence and Comcast announced a partnership to launch a newly branded, patient-centered technology and communications platform that seeks to improve the overall efficiency and experience of the care delivery process between providers and patients. Details can also be found via a June episode of the Oliver Wyman Health Podcast.