Tag: healthcare plans

Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Health plan members want better apps, more telehealth

May 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurance beneficiaries generally are dissatisfied with the apps that their insurers are providing, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Other findings from the large national study show that respondents believe insurers should widen the availability of telehealth […]


HHS to audit plans for compliance with HIPAA transactions

April 15, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The federal agency responsible for regulations governing standardization of electronic transactions and data accessibility for consumers is ramping up adherence efforts. The Department of Health and Human Services is launched a pilot auditing program, starting with health plans and claims […]


Telehealth can help payers prevent opioid deaths, AHIP says

March 25, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

As an effective strategy to curb the opioid crisis, health plans should continue to use and even expand their use of telehealth, says a new report by America’s Health Insurance Plans. The unsettling reality of the crisis is evident in […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Health plans take steps to study use of fitness wearables, data

March 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Health plans are beginning to wrestle with how to best use wearable devices—and the data they provide—it improve patient care and lower overall costs. For example, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is partnering with Fitbit to make its […]


More employers consider integrated healthcare benefits

February 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A growing trend among employers is integrating workers’ healthcare benefits, in an effort to achieve better health outcomes. Such integration also enables insurers to better use claims data and analytics to individualize care, improve patient experience and lower overall healthcare […]


Emerging healthcare policy group pushes for reform agenda

February 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg)—Some big names in healthcare want to fix what they see as a broken system. First, they are mending fences. Last year, a ferocious partisan battle in Congress left the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health law, fractured […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Anthem Blue Cross to launch digital health platform

October 25, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Anthem Blue Cross is launching an integrated digital health platform designed to create a personalized member experience by connecting healthcare plan and benefits data with individual clinical and claims data, as well as information pulled from fitness and wellness apps. […]


Increasing Engagement Just 10% Could Double Net Income For Most Health Plans

December 19, 2016

Via: Health IT Outcomes

Engaging healthcare consumers can be one of the highest value activities undertaken by a health plan, potentially doubling net income for most by simply engaging 10 percent more members according to Welltok research. The study calculates the real value of […]