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Philadelphia aspires to be the Silicon Valley of healthcare innovation

Investors and the local healthcare industry want to make Philadelphia a rival to Silicon Valley in healthcare innovation, according to an article in  Free Enterprise.

Insurers could face pressure to cover more genetic testing

U.S. health insurers may be looking at some difficult decisions when it comes to whether they will cover an increasing array of genetic testing, according to a  Kaiser Health News  report.

Independence Blue Cross to cover gene sequencing for cancer care

​Independence Blue Cross has become the first major insurer to cover next-generation whole genome sequencing for a variety of cancers.

Collaboration, risk-taking drive healthcare innovation [Special Report]

In this exclusive  FierceHealthcare  special report, we explore some of the obstacles to innovation and how these unique ventures offer lasting lessons to healthcare leaders who want to drive change in the industry.

Why payers should take a personalized approach to patient engagement

The best way to engage patients in their care is to take a personalized approach, leaders from Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine said during a recent panel at the BIO conference in Philadelphia.

AHIP: Use predictive analytics to drive decisions, control costs

For health plans, the case for robust analytics comes down to the numbers.  Medication to treat hepatitis C costs $1,000 a dose, and patients who miss a dose need to start over,  Dan Walczak, assistant director of healthcare informatics at Minnesota-based UCare, noted at the America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute conference.

Better engagement means treating members as customers first, patients second

The ongoing shift in the way consumers interact with health insurance companies forces payers to treat them as members first and patients second.

Startup brings patients into claims processing

Healthcare fraud, waste and abuse costs the United States as much as $270 billion annually. A Philadelphia-based startup called TrueClaim thinks it has found a solution to combat this spending issue by bringing patients into the claims reconciliation process.

Independence Blue Cross primary care venture adds 75 more docs

Tandigm Health, the Philadelphia-area primary care venture started last year by Independence Blue Cross and Davita HealthCare Partners, has inked a deal with the Holy Redeemer Health System. 

Paper records in trash cause Independence Blue Cross data breach

Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross has disclosed a data breach affecting roughly 12,500 members.