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 …
Adolescent Vaccination Rates in America
In this report, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in collaboration with HealthCore and Blue Health Intelligence (BHI), examines vaccination rates for U.S. commercially insured adolescents.
Early Childhood Vaccination Trends in America
Childhood vaccination is considered one of the top public health accomplishments of the 20th century.
Antibiotic Prescription Fill Rates Declining in the U.S.
The overuse of antibiotics, which is known to cause antibiotic-resistant bacteria, has been a topic of concern among healthcare professionals and policy makers in America for many years.
America’s Opioid Epidemic And Its Effect on the Nation’s Commercially-Insured Population
The opioid addiction epidemic is one of America’s foremost health crises.
Five Best Apps to Boost Your Health
More than 165,000 healthcare applications have been developed for iPhones and androids — focusing on diet and fitness, as well as the management of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and mental health. Millions use them to count steps, keep track of calories or remind them to take their medicine or supplements. How do you decide which ones are right for you? …
2017: The Health of Community Investment Report
Reinforced support of preventive healthcare and innovative ways to combat increasing rates of chronic conditions.
Is Home-Based Medical-Data Collection About to Change Healthcare?
People are using smart phones, wearables and other home-based medical data collection devices to track their personal fitness and health. The market for this technology proves that people are willing to engage and interact in generating information that is critical to their health. More and more health organizations are realizing the potential of home-based data collection technology to generate better …
Major Roadblocks Facing Big Data and Health Care
Three roadblocks can delay big data adoption in health care organizations. Often, the problems lie with leadership, costs and the lack of specialized skill sets.