The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI) has announced the finalists of the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge developing solutions that increase access to care, enhance patient engagement, and improve care delivery and outcomes. The selected finalists will receive access to a limited HIPAA-compliant Blue Health Intelligence (BHI) dataset so they can test their hypotheses.
5 BCBS Data Innovation Challenge Finalists
The five finalists were selected based on their unique proposals, with each planning to use BHI data to provide patients with better preventative care and improved outcomes.
1. Livongo: uses technology to empower those with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. Livongo plans to leverage the dataset to identify, predict and prioritize members at risk of medication non-adherence.
2. Pager: a digital health solution that serves as a collaboration hub between consumers and their care team. Pager plans to use BHI’s dataset in combination with their data sources to learn how care teams can enhance members’ journeys through their healthcare usage.
3. Thrive Earlier Detection: a healthcare company focused on incorporating earlier cancer detection into routine medical care to extend and save lives. Thrive is developing CancerSEEK, a liquid biopsy test designed to detect many cancers at earlier stages of disease, which will serve as the core of an integrated service offering. Thrive plans to leverage the dataset to gain further insights into the health-economic impact of earlier cancer detection.
4. Wildflower Health: offers responsive software solutions for families to navigate and access healthcare resources, primarily during pregnancy and through pediatrics. Wildflower Health plans to use BHI’s dataset in combination with their own data sources to improve their pregnancy platform’s existing risk-stratification model, allowing for more appropriate and timely intervention for members.
5. Workit Health: provides online opioid addiction treatments that are both effective and accessible for patients. Workit Health plans to leverage the dataset to uncover more holistic and comprehensive ways to measure the success of addiction treatments to support the identification, prediction, and prioritization of members and providers for real-time interventions.
Prize for Winner
The winner will be chosen in late 2019 and will have six months access to BHI’s HIPAA-compliant database of more than 5 billion covered procedures performed annually, originating from more than 170 million unique active and inactive Blue Cross and Blue Shield members.