2016 BCBSTX Executive Perspectives

Health Market 2.0: Vulnerable Consumers + Health Information

December 6, 2016

New research looks into the challenges vulnerable consumers encounter in accessing health information, and how the marketplace views and prioritizes the health information needs of those consumers. Want to learn more?Watch this Foley & Lardner LLP webinar featuring Dr. Esteban López, Chief Medical Officer and Southwest Texas Market President at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Learn more about third-party links.

Health inequity: America’s chronic condition?

November 12, 2016

Equality for all. It's the American Way, right? Not exactly. Health inequities are challenging Americans across the United States.Watch the TEDxSanAntonio video of Chief Medical Officer and Southwest Texas Market President Dr. Esteban López Learn more about third-party links.

Life as the Chief Medical Officer

November 2016

Learn more about Chief Medical Officer and Southwest Texas Market President Dr. Esteban López in this “Medical Director Profiles” article by Managed Care Magazine. Learn more about third-party links

Achieving the Triple Aim: Collaboration is Key

Winter 2016

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement first coined the “triple aim” term in 2008 when suggesting how the industry should transition to value-based care, essentially by delivering quality care that yields better outcomes for patients at lower costs and with greater patient satisfaction and access.Learn how BCBSTX is working to minimize total health care costs while providing care and enhancing the patient experience in this DFW Hospital Council Interlocutor article by DSVP of Health Care Delivery Jack Towsley Learn more about third-party links.

Physician Leaders Offer Their Visions of Healthcare’s Future

Octorber 6, 2016

A panel of Dallas area physician leaders from various segments of healthcare shared their visions for the future of that large, chaotic and tumultuous industry in an Oct. 5 panel discussion at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management.Read an article on the event, featuring North Texas Market President Dr. Paul Hain Learn more about third-party links.

Health Information and Vulnerable Populations

July 27, 2016

Oliver Wyman and Altarum Institute, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), are engaged in a major, multi-disciplinary study of the consumer health-information space. The research is examining the barriers vulnerable consumers may encounter in accessing and using health information, and also how the marketplace views and prioritizes the health information needs of those consumers.Learn Dr. Esteban López’s perspective in this Q&A Learn more about third-party links.

Making Cents of Health Care Costs: The Rising Reality

July 25, 2016

In recent years, the health care industry has experienced unprecedented change. A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services indicates that U.S. health care spending reached a new all-time high, booming to more than $10,000 per person this year. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), we recognize the impact of increasing costs and have made it a priority to control them in innovative ways while maintaining quality care for our members.Read the full editorial by Jack Towsley, DSVP of Health Care Delivery at BCBSTX Learn more about third-party links.