Payers Lure Providers With Big Data
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association affiliate's acquisition of Intelimedix is latest attempt to offer actionable clinical information for quality improvement.
In yet another attempt to bridge the historically antagonistic payer and provider sides of healthcare, a company owned by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and member plans has acquired healthcare analytics firm Intelimedix. The addition will bring additional business intelligence to an extensive Blues database and, the association hopes, more opportunities to collaborate with providers in the era of accountable care.
Intelimedix becomes part of Blue Health Intelligence (BHI), an independently run entity owned by the BCBSA and 23 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, and allows BHI to create an "Informatics Center of Excellence" for Blues companies to tap into. Read full story on InformationWeek
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