Catching up with Swati Abbott

BHIThought Leadership

Accountable Care News interviewed BHI’s CEO, Swati Abbott. Abbott has spent most of her career helping clients use data to improve healthcare. For the past 9 years, Abbott has overseen huge growth at BHI, since its spin-off from the national BlueCross BlueShield Association. In that time, BHI has become a leading independent provider of data analytics, software, and consulting for … Read More

Stop the Bleeding: The Widespread Impact of Healthcare Waste

BHIThought Leadership

Almost $1 of every $3 spent in healthcare is wasted on services that have little or no clinical benefit, are potentially harmful, or are delivered in unnecessary high-cost settings. The potential to harm patients may stem directly from the risks of LVC, or indirectly from additional tests and procedures that contain risks and/or have little or no clinical benefit. Blue … Read More

Reducing Waste and Improving Outcomes with Data

BHIThought Leadership

Swati Abbott, CEO of Blue Health Intelligence, firmly believes her company can help reduce waste through the use of artificial intelligence and expert analytics. Blue Health Intelligence is a privately held healthcare analytics and intelligence company with access to the largest, most current health care data repository in the US.  It leverages data insights into innovative analytics solutions. BHI has proven … Read More

Collecting Social Determinants Data with Communication, Data Sharing

Sanket ShahThought Leadership

Though the majority of the healthcare industry recognizes the impact social determinants have on overall health, collecting this data has proved challenging. Providers often feel that they don’t have the time or the resources to gather and capture this data, which can keep them from addressing the barriers that affect their patient populations. Shah discusses what some organizations are advising to help … Read More

National Summit Showcases Blue Plans’ Leading Role in Analytics

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The collaboration showcased in the Analytics and Informatics sessions at this year’s Blue Cross Blue Shield National Summit was amazing. It was impressive to see how BHI and the Blue Plans are working to assure that AI, machine learning, data analytics, and predictive modeling are being combined with real-world knowledge to produce meaningful solutions for payers, members, and providers. Attendees … Read More

The Latest Leading Cost Drivers in the Blue System

BHIThought Leadership

Using our massive data repository and powerful analytic tools, BHI regularly examines high-level cost and utilization trends.  In the most recent dive into our big data, comprised of more than 19 billion claims from over 190 million members, three trends stood out. PMPM Costs Continue to Climb At a macro level, total commercial health plan PMPM costs rose 6.5% — … Read More

How Big Data And Machine Learning Can Predict And Prevent Isolated Cases Of Disease

Sanket ShahThought Leadership

Predicting when and where disease will occur would be of great assistance to medical professionals and public health officials, who could more aggressively focus public awareness campaigns and other programs on certain populations to inhibit the development and spread of measles, or other potentially deadly viruses. In fact, the World Health Organization’s risk assessment tool has been successfully used to … Read More

The High Potential of VR/AR Technologies

Sanket ShahThought Leadership

There is a tremendous opportunity for VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) solutions to help healthcare providers unlock the value of vast amounts of health data that have never been used to their full potential. By leveraging this trove of information, organizations will have opportunities to significantly reduce costs and provide higher-quality patient care. Technology companies are racing to … Read More