Tag Archives: technology

New statewide notification network to improve care by sharing patient data

In an ideal health care system where patient care is paramount, your primary care doctor would always be notified when you’re admitted to a hospital. Trouble is, they’re not. But a new system that BCBSM is supporting provides doctors access … Continue reading

What Social Media Day means for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Did you know we have a Facebook page? We have three, actually. We also have three Twitter accounts, two YouTube channels, and a partridge in a pear tree. All kidding aside, BCBSM is active on 18 social channels. However, having … Continue reading

Coming soon: New user-friendly enhancements for members at bcbsm.com (video)

In our ongoing commitment to improve the customer experience, and to help members better manage their health plan online, we’ve made significant improvements to the member area of bcbsm.com. Starting this summer, members will see a personal snapshot of their … Continue reading

Can a new smartphone application being piloted in Michigan save lives?

For residents of Saginaw County, the odds of surviving sudden cardiac arrest are starting to get a lot better. An initiative spearheaded by the Michigan CardioVascular Institute Foundation and Mobile Medical Response has made Saginaw County the pilot for a … 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

Not a fan of change? We think you’ll like this one.

Beginning Dec. 7, MiBCN.com and BCBSM.com are merging into one website, and we are very excited to present your new online experience. Simple, clear, and easy to understand. This is the mantra that the new bcbsm.com is all about. We … Continue reading

New Connect 2Bfit site uses social networking to spark employee wellness programs

Let’s face it: It’s tough to be healthy. With busy schedules and tight budgets, it can be difficult to eat right, get regular exercise and see the doctor regularly. Yet research shows that friends, family and coworkers influence our health … Continue reading

Dan Gilbert’s planned new retail, parking complex another step toward critical mass in Detroit

The news that Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert plans to construct 33,000 square feet of new retail space in downtown Detroit is great news and further evidence of the solid momentum under way in the city. The new … Continue reading

Blues Bid Farewell to Social Media Mastermind Shannon Paul

Farewells are part of life. The warmest farewells leave the door open, and a light burning on the front porch. So it is, as we at ahealthiermichigan.org and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan bid farewell to our friend, teacher, … Continue reading

Let’s Put Detroit’s Census Count in Perspective

On the surface, it’s difficult to put Detroit’s significant population loss, as reflected by Census figures released Tuesday, in a positive light. The city is now at its lowest population in 100 years. Back then, Henry Ford’s new assembly line … Continue reading