Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Scott Reiner
Adventist Health Plan, Inc. | Adventist Health
Chief Executive Officer
Hoda Asmar M.D.
Adventist Health Plan, Inc. | Adventist Health
Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Stephanie Shields
Aflac Incorporated
VP, Strategy, Product and Marketing
Dr. Patricia Bononi
Allegheny Health Network
Medical Director
George Guthrie M.D., MPH, FACLM
American College of Lifestyle Medicine | ACLM
Mr. David McNichols
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio
Former President, Medicare Central Region
John D. Halamka MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)
Chief Information Officer
Ms. Leslie Licano
Beyond Fifteen
Account Manager
Mr. Michael Tilton
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ)
Vice President, Sales
Terry Gilliland M.D.
Blue Shield of California
Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer
Ms. Maureen E. Sullivan
BlueCross BlueShield Association
Senior VP - Strategic Services
Mr. Dan Ross
Ms. Caroline Pugh
Chief of Staff
Dawn Haut M.D.
Eskenazi Health
CEO of Eskenazi Health Center
Mr. Todd Harper
Eskenazi Health
Director of Public Affairs & Communications
Ms. Sarah Ahmad
Highmark Health
Senior Vice President of Innovation
Dr. Sean P. Kelly
Imprivata, Inc.
Chief Medical Officer
Andrea Harzstark MD
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Dr. Joseph Presti
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Mark St. Lezin MD
Kaiser Permanente of Northern California
Chair of Chiefs of Urology
Mr. David Ricks
Lilly USA, LLC | Eli Lilly and Company
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Margaret (Peggy) E. O'Kane
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Dr. Francis Collins
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Mr. Tomas Gregorio
New Jersey Institute of Technology | NJIT
Senior Executive Director for Healthcare Delivery Systems
Eric J. Topol MD
Scripps Health
Chief Academic Officer
Ms. Katie Baca-Motes
Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI)
Director of the Participant Center
Ms. Kelly Jeffers
VP, Corporate Communications
Ms. Julie Moreland
Vizbii Technologies, Inc.
Patrick (Pat) H. Carroll MD
Walgreens Health Services | Walgreens Co.
Divisional Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Kevin P. McRaith
President and CEO
Mr. Max Kahn
WiserTogether, Inc.
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Aflac Expands Employer Options with Newest Group Disability Product
"By adding to our already extensive voluntary plans and value-added services, we are creating value not only for our customers, but also for our broker partners, while meeting the needs of certificate holders and providing an affordable solution for large employers, as well," said Stephanie Shields , vice president of Premier Broker Solutions at Aflac

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Launches New Medicare Supplement Plans to Make Health Care More Affordable for Wisconsin Residents
" Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Wisconsin strives to meet the health care needs of consumers with innovative products and services that help them lead healthier lives. We know that health care costs are of great concern for older adults so we aim to deliver services that minimize their out-of-pocket costs while ensuring they receive the highest quality care," said Mr. David McNichols , President of the company’s Medicare Central Region

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AHIP Blog: Why People Like Their Supplemental Coverage
"It is clear that our customers value the benefits of Supplemental Insurance and the peace of mind it provides them,” said Ms. Michelle Marie Muirhead , Assistant Vice President, Government & Industry, Physicians Mutual Insurance Company

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Softheon raises the stakes at HackHLTH in Las Vegas
Softheon delivers cloud-based solutions that create a retail-like, user-friendly experience and provide personalized communication and real-time support to boost member engagement. We build and manage quality, cost effective, and configurable software that supports health plans and states with enrollment, member billing, and reporting for over 3.2 million Americans.

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Blue Shield of California, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Collaborate to Promote Lifestyle Medicine, Offer Provider Training
“We want to help our members maximize their health, and this new collaboration enhances our existing Lifestyle Medicine programs that are already seeing remarkable results," said Dr. Terry Gilliland M.D. , senior vice president and chief health officer at Blue Shield of California

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Highmark Health's VITAL Innovation Program to evaluate WellDoc's BlueStar® mobile app for improving outcomes among type 2 diabetes patients
" WellDoc 's BlueStar app is demonstrating promise as a therapy that can help control diabetes, making it well suited for further testing through VITAL, which can help accelerate the adoption of important new technologies, making them available to patients sooner," said Ms. Sarah Ahmad , senior vice president of innovation and transformation for Highmark Health

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Kaiser Permanente: Rare Cancer Carefully Tracked and Treated
Cancer of the testes is considered a “rare” disease, occurring in fewer than 10,000 men between 15 and 40 years old in the United States annually. About 150 of those cases are diagnosed across Kaiser Permanente ’s Northern California Region. The cancer is so rare that each of the region’s urologists may diagnose just one case in any given year. That doesn’t mean the disease is any less devastating to those who have it.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona And Phoenix Suns Announce Winner Of "Get Fit And Fearless Like The Suns"
“We’re excited to partner with the Suns for the second year. It’s an immersive experience that recognizes employers for their role in keeping employees healthy. This program highlights our commitment to the health and wellness of our employer groups, members, and the community," said Mr. Michael Tilton , vice president of sales at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association joins NIH in launching the All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine
“The time is now to transform how we conduct research—with participants as partners—to shed new light on how to stay healthy and manage disease in more personalized ways. This is what we can accomplish through All of Us,” said Dr. Francis Collins , Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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BCBSA: All of Us Research Program ushers in new era for technology-driven citizen science and precision medicine
“The initiative will provide an unprecedented window into individual differences in biology, physiology, lifestyle and environment that shape human health, and ultimately will enable us to more effectively prevent and treat illness," said Dr. Eric J. Topol MD , director of STSI and professor of molecular medicine at The Scripps Research Institute

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Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Hoda Asmar Advances Adventist Health Mission With New Patient-Centered Initiatives
"It is truly remarkable to see the transformational results of Dr. Hoda Asmar M.D. 's commitment to bring the highest caliber of health services to our patients. In well under a year, she has driven six major initiatives focused on care transformation and clinical integration—under one unified organization and reporting structure—with patient experience, engagement and safety at the core," said Ms. Scott Reiner , chief executive officer at Adventist Health

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HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Lilly and Local Partners Launch Diabetes Prevention and Management Pilot in Three Underserved Neighborhoods in Indianapolis
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Surescripts: Proven Technology Can Help Healthcare Professionals Fight the Opioid Epidemic
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ZendyHealth Partners with WiserTogether to Help Customers Make the Best Treatment Decisions – At the Best Price
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Vizbii Technologies: Morphii NCQA Prevalidated for Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
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CareJourney Launches Network Advantage Product
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