“This change is part of our effort to find ways to reduce costs while maintaining high levels of quality and service,” said BCBSNC Senior Vice President and CIO Alan Hughes. “Our employees provide these services very well – and at remarkable levels of reliability – but this new agreement will provide greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness. As we considered options for transitioning these functions, Fujitsu America’s strong and comprehensive commitment to our people, business needs and technology set them apart.”
“Carolina Advanced Health is an example of how two groups can work together to find ways to rein in medical costs by ensuring that patients receive quality, coordinated care,” said BCBSNC President and CEO Brad Wilson. “Through a comprehensive approach towards wellness, prevention and chronic disease management, we are building the foundation for a better health care system in North Carolina.”
“This partnership is another step forward in our efforts to reduce pharmacy costs while providing customers with more flexibility in services and programs,” said BCBSNC President and CEO Brad Wilson. “We are eager to work with other non-profit Blues to improve formulary designs, customer communications, and programs that integrate pharmacy and health management programs.”
“BCBSNC’s support begins the private-public partnership to transform perinatal health care delivery in North Carolina,” said Dr. Martin McCaffrey, PQCNC director. “Through this partnership, BCBSNC is supporting a unique approach to perinatal care that will benefit not only BCBSNC mothers and infants, but mothers, babies and families across the state.”
Caldwell County communities are healthier places to live for at least 2,500 people who are eating fresh vegetables and fruits and have increased physical activity. Citizen leaders of 11 short-term projects funded with $3,000 grants last spring have sparked the healthy changes for the better in their communities.
“Our customers who are being treated at WakeMed will immediately see the benefits of this service,” said Ian Gordon, senior vice president and chief operations officer at BCBSNC. “Being in the hospital can be an emotional time for patients and their families. Having someone who understands their benefits and can work with patients and WakeMed staff to make the registration and discharge processes seamless is an invaluable service that BCBSNC is proud to offer.”
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and UNC Health Care today announced Carolina Advanced Health as the name for the new medical practice developed by the two organizations that will open later this year. Dr. Thomas K. Warcup, the practice’s medical director, will be charged with leading the practice in which patients – not just their symptoms – are the focus of care.
“This alliance with Allscripts puts our state on a path to better health outcomes driven by high standards,” said Brad Wilson, BCBSNC president and CEO. “By providing more than 750 physicians with this technology and support, they are better able to coordinate care – an important step toward improving our health care system.”
BCBSNC values its relationships with both the State Health Plan and the State Auditor’s Office, and we believe discussions about how to improve efficiency within the Plan will be most effective if they are based on accurate, current and complete information.
“North Carolinians who need assistance with anything from finding child care to locating health care services can seek help from more than 20,000 nonprofits and governmental agencies – but navigating the maze is not always easy,” said BCBSNC President and CEO Brad Wilson. “2-1-1 allows our citizens and customers to connect to the help they need with one phone call, and it’s important that everyone in our state has access to this service.”