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Trends in Pregnancy and Childbirth Complications in the U.S.

In Thought Leadership by BHI

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.

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The Benefits of Regular Exercise

In Thought Leadership by BHI

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 …

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Early-Onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s Rates Grow for Younger American Adults

In Thought Leadership by BHI

In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examined the overall health of Americans with early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. As early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to affect younger Americans, it is important to understand the impact of both forms of dementia on the health of Americans and …

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Early Warning Signals: Predicting High-Cost Claimants in Time to Avert Billions in Unnecessary Spending

In Thought Leadership by BHI

The number of individuals with high-cost and very high-cost medical claims is continuing to grow, consuming more and more of the total healthcare spend in the United States. The ability to predict which individuals are on a path to high cost, and which interventions have the best chance of preventing that eventuality, has become critically important.

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Stop the Bleeding: The Widespread Impact of Healthcare Waste

In Thought Leadership by BHI

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 …

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The Health Impact of Multiple Sclerosis

In Thought Leadership by BHI

In this Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield(BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, examined the overall health of American with MS. With more than half a million people living with MS, it is crucial to better understand the impact of this condition on the health, wellness and quality of life of Americans.

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Reducing Waste and Improving Outcomes with Data

In Thought Leadership by BHI

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 …

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Collecting Social Determinants Data with Communication, Data Sharing

In Thought Leadership by Sanket Shah

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 …