PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Somesh Nigam, PhD, SVP and Chief Informatics Officer, Independence Blue Cross and Tim Kowalski, President and CEO, Halfpenny Technologies will address conference attendees at AHIP’s Institute 2015 on Friday, June 5th at 7:30 am in Nashville, Tennessee.
The session, “Innovative Data Modeling of Real-Time Clinical Data to Improve Quality and Care Measures” will focus on the value of acquiring real-time clinical data from a health plan’s provider network to facilitate holistic, patient-centered care beyond using traditional claims data and labor intensive chart reviews.
The speakers will also explore the use of more sophisticated predictive models and machine learning algorithms that can drive the maximum value from this clinical data. For example, Nigam will discuss the success of Independence’s predictive analysis of members with serious chronic illnesses to reduce hospitalizations. Independence has also been successful analyzing lab data to predict both undiagnosed diabetes and associated chronic comorbid conditions.
About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than 9.5 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in the region. For nearly 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook at ibx.com/facebook and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
About Halfpenny Technologies
Halfpenny Technologies is a leading national provider of interoperability solutions that enable clinical data exchange. We secure, aggregate and normalize real-time clinical data from hospitals, physicians and laboratories, such as Continuity of Care documents (CCD), laboratory results, radiology reports, and ADT. Our HIPAA secure cloud-based solutions and fully-managed services support HEDIS and Star quality ratings, care management programs, value-based reimbursement, and more robust analytics. Real-time clinical data collected consistently adds insight to claims data, resulting in timely and better decisions, as well as more informed programs. www.halfpenny.com