Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) examined breast cancer rates in women between 40 and 64 years of age using national commercial claims data from 2016 through 2019. The study looked at costs and trends over the four years with a brief look into how the pandemic affected breast cancer screening and diagnostic mammograms utilization in 2020.
Research from Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) found that trends in obesity increased in both adults and children from 2016 to 2019. Children ages 2-4 showed the highest annual increase (20.6%). Childhood obesity puts children at increased risk of disease, and these health risks can continue into adulthood.
In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examines the role that caregivers play an important role in the U.S. healthcare system. The commitment of time, labor and emotional support this role requires can have a substantial impact on caregivers’ physical, behavioral and emotional well-being.
In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield(BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examines the rate of colorectal cancer diagnoses and preventive screenings, as well as the reasons why two of the most at-risk populations of commercially insured Americans say they avoid or delay screening.
The Episode of Care (EoC) Grouper from Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) is the leading edge of commercial groupers, unique in its inclusion of both procedures and conditions, and in its fully transparent methodology. This white paper discusses how the BHI EoC Grouper’s ability to provide a high-level conceptual model of illness, diagnosis, and treatment of individual patients for specified conditions …
Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) examined claims data for females and males who were continuously enrolled in a commercial health insurance plan and found the rate of HPV vaccination increased 5.9 percentage points for females and 7.8 percentage points for males in four years (2016 and 2019.)
Research from Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) found that skin cancer and melanoma rates differed widely from state to state. This brief examines the rate of skin cancer and melanoma occurrence across the U.S. in 2019.
Research from Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) revealed that men faced a number of health challenges in 2019, and, in many cases, had significantly higher rates of disease than their female counterparts.
Millions of women give birth in the U.S. every year. A majority of these women have healthy pregnancies and deliveries. However, an analysis of Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence data reveals an increasing number of women are experiencing pregnancy complications and childbirth complications.
In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examined the multi-year impacts of engagement in regular exercise through an employer-provided fitness benefit on health outcomes. Regular physical activity is shown to decrease the risk of conditions like diabetes and heart disease by 25% or more, and improve primary cardiovascular …