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Independence Blue Cross CEO speaks at Health Evolution Summit

Daniel J. Hilferty shares insight on organization’s Human-Centered InnovationSM

Philadelphia, PAIndependence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty spoke on a panel yesterday at the Health Evolution Summit in Dana Point, California, an annual invitation-only event that brought together 500 prominent business leaders from health care services, IT, and life science sectors to discuss critical issues facing the health care industry.

As part of a panel titled “Payer Connect: Where payer and innovative CEOs meet,” Hilferty talked about Human-Centered InnovationSM, which he described as Independence’s “commitment to putting members at the center of everything we do with the goal to change for the better the lives and health of people in our region and throughout the nation.”

Hilferty pointed out that Human-Centered Innovation at Independence inspires the organization’s collaborations with medical researchers and health care startups to imagine, create, and support the most promising technologies for making people healthier. It shapes Independence’s partnerships with doctors and hospitals to introduce new models of care that emphasize the quality of care, not the quantity.

Hilferty was joined on the panel by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska President and CEO Steve Martin and moderator EDG Partners Co-Founder and Managing Director Mike Gaffney.

The Health Evolution Summit, an event where leading executives, innovators, policymakers, and investors convene to shape the future of health, is hosted by Health Evolution Partners, an investment firm based in San Francisco that works with growing middle market companies in the health care industry.

About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve 9.5 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in the region. For nearly 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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Nadina Fraimow
Independence Blue Cross
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