Independence Innovation Director named an “emerging industry leader”

 

Michelle Histand, Innovation director at Independence Blue Cross, is one of 10 “emerging industry leaders” recognized by Managed Healthcare Executive. Histand manages the Innovation design thinking program at Independence.

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest returns to Philadelphia

Independence is excited to kick off another Summerfest season at the Blue Cross RiverRink! The 5th annual summer celebration promises to be the best yet at Philadelphia’s most iconic outdoor skating rink.

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Independence Blue Cross to help “strike out” melanoma

Independence is helping to fund free sunscreen dispensers that the City of Philadelphia will place in parks and public areas around the city to help remind residents of the importance of being sun smart. 

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Independence Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Health System
Daniel J. Hilferty, Ralph W. Muller, and Anthony V. Coletta took part in a signing ceremony to mark the groundbreaking agreement between Independence Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) that commemorates UPHS joining the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model. Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) have signed an innovative,…
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The Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted the 2017 Mercy Neighbor Award from the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. at an event attended by hundreds of supporters and donors. Mercy honored Marshall-Blake for her decades-long commitment to community service and for her tireless efforts to help others in need. In addition to leading the Independence Blue Cross Foundation since its inception in 2012,…
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On March 21, the Cozen PAL Center in Fairmount opened its “Prom Boutique” to make prom night unforgettable for over 200 young shoppers. For the ninth consecutive year, the boutique provided students from PAL centers across the city with the total shopping experience. Blue Crew volunteers were there to help shoppers try on dresses, accessories, and shoes….
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Independence Health Group, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. have given a $150,000 seed investment to VitalTrax. This is the group’s first investment from their $6 million digital health funding initiative announced in December 2016. Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur, Zikria Syed, VitalTrax provides cloud-based software for patients to search for clinical trials,…
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Company posts revenue and net income gain despite an uncertain health care environment PHILADELPHIA — Independence Health Group, Inc., (Independence) the parent company of Independence Blue Cross, LLC, experienced continued year-over-year topline financial growth for 2016, reporting record total revenue of $16.7 billion, an increase of 21 percent, and net income of $67 million, or 0.4 percent of total revenue….
Eight breakthrough companies accepted into the 5th year of Dreamit Health. Partnership with Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross has helped to launch companies like BioBots, Biomeme, TowerView Health, Wellth and nearly 75 others. New York and Philadelphia — Leading global startup accelerator Dreamit announced today the new cohort of companies accepted into its spring 2017 cycle….
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Extension signifies Temple’s intent to join the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model Philadelphia  – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Temple University Health System (TUHS) have signed an 18-month contract extension. The contract extension signifies TUHS’s intent to be among the first in the region to join the innovative, patient-centric model known as the Independence Facilitated Health Networks (FHN)….
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Colon cancer is the fourth most deadly form of cancer in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 132,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 50,000 will die from the disease. However, colon cancer is actually one of only two cancers that can be completely prevented by screening….
The Philadelphia chapter of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) presented its MASKED Award to Independence Blue Cross (Independence) President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty at its annual Mayor’s Masked Ball on Saturday, March 18. The annual event, which raises scholarship dollars for minority students, also honored Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Visitors and Convention Bureau,…
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Independence Blue Cross wins digital innovation award
President and SVP, Commercial and Consumer Markets Brian Lobley (left) with LiquidHub CEO & Partner Jonathan Brassington. LiquidHub nominated Independence for the Enterprise award. Independence Blue Cross is proud to accept the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Digital Innovation Enterprise Award for our 2016 launch of Independence LIVE, a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art customer and community health and wellness experience center….
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