BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge Announced

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI) invite visionary companies to enter the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge to develop solutions that increase access to care, enhance patient engagement, and improve care delivery and outcomes. BCBSA and BHI are collaborating with HIMSS and Healthbox, a HIMSS Innovation company, to implement the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge.

To advance their proposed solution, the winner of the challenge will have six months access to a subset of BHI’s database of more than 5 billion covered procedures performed annually, originating from more than 170 million active and inactive Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) members.

Interested companies can choose from three categories to submit their proposals that will use BHI’s national data:

  • Identify, predict and prioritize members and providers for real-time interventions
  • Reduce barriers to care
  • Enhance members’ journeys through the health care system

To apply, applicants must provide a company and team overview, a proposed solution for a selected category, expected outcomes and impact, scalability requirements, and references. Interested companies can submit their proposals now through June 25, 2019. Following submissions, the applications with the most potential to leverage BHI’s dataset to address one of the categories will be provided access to a limited HIPAA-compliant relevant dataset and other BHI resources to test its hypothesis. Based on their preliminary results, the winner will then be chosen in the fall of 2019 and will receive access to a subset of the database of more than 5 billion covered procedures, and support and advice from BHI for six months. The winning company will also receive mentorship and advice from BCBS companies’ and leaders of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Learn more about the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge

Fill out an application by June 25, 2019 to be considered for the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge.

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