In 2004, some 15 years ago, I began a new life’s journey when I accepted a position right here at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Louisiana was SO different then. No Hurricane Katrina yet. No Drew Brees. No Super Bowl Championship. Nick Saban was OUR coach! And I had just moved into a brand-new house my wife designed and we built from scratch.
These days, all data is a prime target for cyber attacks and breaches. From malicious apps on Facebook that want to steal your photos to hackers who want your banking, health and other private information, you have to know who to trust.
At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, our mission is to improve the health and lives of Louisianians – and that includes how we store, use and protect your health data. We carefully control who can see your data, and we have strong safeguards to make sure no one from the outside can get inside.
A new rule about HRAs could change how small employers fund health insurance
The numbers in Louisiana are frankly not too good: only 20% of employers with fewer than 10 employees offer their employees a group health plan.
I know from experience that if I say the words “insurance company,” a lot of people immediately get negative.
If we are ever going to get healthcare costs under control here in the U.S., it’s clear that we will have to get more Americans to develop relationships with primary care providers (PCPs).
There is an ocean of healthcare data out there. And sometimes, it’s easy to feel like a ship floating in the middle of that water with no destination in sight. At Blue Cross, our lead data expert sees islands of hope as we analyze data and act upon the insights we learn. We find answers that lead us to innovations or confirm new ways that result in better care and health outcomes.