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Prescription Drug Cost Trend Update

In Thought Leadership by BHI

In this updated Health of America report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence, performed a more in-depth review of two types of branded prescription drugs to better understand why generic drugs are not reining in prescription drug costs as anticipated.

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How to Build a Successful Big Data Analytics Program in Healthcare

In Thought Leadership by BHI

Most hospitals and health systems have started to collect some form of electronic information to help them with population health management, financial decision-making, or patient safety, but few have truly cracked the secret of using big data to generate measurable improvements in quality and revenue. Sanket Shah, Senior Director at Blue Health Intelligence, discusses how organizations struggle with big data …

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Fact or Fiction: Five Common Downfalls of Data Visualizations

In Thought Leadership by Sanket Shah

Just like a photo can be altered to remove imperfections, visuals can be manipulated to support the narration an author wants to portray. Likewise, overly complicated visualizations can be just as deceptive. Thanks to technology, there is a wealth of data at our disposal. By falsely representing that data, we do a disservice to those that would benefit from its …

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5 Ways Your Health IT Startup Can Stay Ahead

In Thought Leadership by BHI

Entrepreneurs in the health information technology field are very aware that they have entered an industry full of competition and challenges. It calls for an extra level of due diligence among leaders in the field, who need to take extra care to not only keep up, but keep their businesses a few steps ahead of competitors. Sanket Shah, director at …

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Could a National Database Help the Opioid Crisis?

In Thought Leadership by BHI

Lawmakers gathered with health care experts to determine what role data and technology can play in easing the opioid crisis that kills thousands of Americans every year. Some argued for a centralized database of national opioid prescriptions while Sanket Shah, director at BHI, went another way, suggesting that treatment duration was a better indicator of abuse and overdose than opioid …