Author Archives: Kathleen Gardner

Blues promote statewide MI Healthier Tomorrow wellness initiative

BCBSM has a proud tradition of working with other companies to support good causes. So when the state of Michigan unveiled its MI Healthier Tomorrow campaign in Detroit recently, it was not surprising that BCBSM and its partners in the … Continue reading

How information technology is enhancing health care value

Information technology has an important role to play in health care payment and delivery reforms. Dr. George Kipa, BCBSM’s deputy corporate medical director, recently appeared on a panel at the annual meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for … Continue reading

To Stay Safe as a Patient, Make ‘Be Aware for Safe Care’ Your Mantra

Patient safety is a serious issue in the United States. Experts estimate that as many as 98,000 people die in the U.S. every year due to medical errors. That’s more than die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. … Continue reading