Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Catherine Hernandez-Blades
Aflac Incorporated
Chief Brand and Communications Officer
Patrick Conway MD, MSc
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)
President and CEO
Mr. Steve Aylward
Change Healthcare
SVP, Partner Enablement
Mr. Hill Ferguson
Doctor on Demand
Mr. Sunny Singh
Edifecs, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Janet Hohmann
Edifecs, Inc.
Director, Corporate Communications
Linda Weinreb M.D.
Fallon Health | Fallon Healthcare System
Medical Director of its Medicaid programs and Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations
Dr. Lauren Hughes
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
Family Physician
Karen Murphy
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
Chief Innovation Officer
Ms. Joan Fallon
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs
Mr. Eric H. Schultz
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Andrea M. Walsh
HealthPartners, Inc.
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Anahita Cameron
HealthPartners, Inc.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Elizabeth A. McGlynn PhD
Kaiser Permanente
Director - Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research
Bechara Choucair M.D.
Kaiser Permanente
Chief Community Health Officer
David Grossman MD, MPH
Kaiser Permanente (Group Health Cooperative)
Former Medical Director for Preventive Care
Mr. John Baackes
L.A. Care Health Plan | LA Care Health Plan
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Brian Miller
Vice President of Business Development
Ms. Kelly Jeffers
VP, Corporate Communications
Mr. Tom Skelton
Chief Executive Officer
Steven Lane M.D.
Sutter Health
Clinical Informatics Director for Privacy, Information Security and Interoperability
Mr. Dave Cassel
The Sequoia Project
Carequality Director
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Aflac Recognized for Social Responsibility
"We are proud of our reputation as a company that does things the right way, with transparency, honesty and ethics. It has been our company's commitment for more than 60 years, and this award serves as confirmation that doing good in the community is very good for business," said Ms. Catherine Hernandez-Blades , Senior Vice President, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Aflac

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Geisinger Executive Explains New Program to Improve Healthcare and Lower Costs for Rural Hospitals in Pennsylvania
“The Pennsylvania model was designed to meet the health needs of rural residents and to aid in sustaining a health care system that improves population health and access to health care while offering rural hospital a sustainable business mode," said Karen Murphy , executive vice president and chief innovation officer Geisinger

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AHIP Blog: 5 Facts that Show Why Consumers Love Telehealth
Telehealth is a “game-changer” in health care: It has the potential to make it easier and more convenient for people to access quality care; mitigate provider shortages, especially in rural areas; and save money through less expensive virtual visits.

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s commitment to preventing deaths from opioid overdoses gets national recognition
“We believe that those who need access to NARCAN® — as well as their families and friends — should be able to obtain it easily and freely. We also believe this medication should be as readily available as fire extinguishers or defibrillators in the workplace," said Mr. Eric H. Schultz , President and CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Kaiser Permanente Commits $2 Million to Gun Injury Prevention Research
“Going forward, we will study interventions to prevent gun injuries the same way we study cancer, heart disease and other leading causes of preventable death in America. The best-in-class preventive and specialized care Kaiser Permanente provides is accomplished, in part, by using rigorous research, without bias, to determine which strategies are effective," said Dr. Bechara Choucair M.D. , chief community health officer Kaiser Permanente

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The Hill Shares L.A. Care CEO's Op Ed on the Public Option
"As the public option is reconsidered during California’s debate about a single-payer system, Los Angeles County could serve as a testbed for assessing the viability of a public option as envisioned in the ACA debate nearly a decade ago. That’s because the county has a public plan that is competing against private companies in the ACA exchange," said Mr. John Baackes , CEO, L.A. Care

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HealthPartners names chief human resources officer
“We are delighted to have Ms. Anahita Cameron join our organization and bring her deep experience in Human Resources and organizational development. She understands the importance of our Head + Heart, Together culture and will focus on how we engage our team of 26,000 colleagues to improve health, as well as deliver high quality care and coverage that is affordable for our patients, members and the community," said Ms. Andrea M. Walsh , President and Chief Executive Officer, HealthPartners

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Fallon Health names Linda Weinreb, M.D., as Medical Director of Medicaid programs and ACOs
Fallon Health , a mission-focused, community-based not-for-profit health care services organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Linda Weinreb M.D. , as Medical Director of its Medicaid programs and Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements
Solutions News and Announcements

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Change Healthcare and Doctor On Demand Bring Integrated Lab Orders and Results to Telemedicine
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Surescripts Leverages Interoperable Network to Deliver Patient Clinical History to Providers at the Point of Care
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Edifecs Joins the MuleSoft Technology Partner Program
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