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 .
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 .
Life as the Chief Medical Officer
Achieving the Triple Aim: Collaboration is Key
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .