Health Equity Will be Discussed at the Next Blue UniversitySM Event

Posted February 25, 2019

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) we are engaging with providers as partners to help improve quality, provide value and maintain member satisfaction. As partners, it is essential that we look for ways to strengthen our relationships and provide value that is beneficial to each other.

To foster this partnership, we have created a free provider education program called Blue University, which provides a platform to engage industry providers in timely discussions that drive the current health care market. This is an opportunity to bring the focus to and educate on trends, best practices and emerging concerns that may have the largest impacts to our members and providers. Past topics have included Opioid Use Disorder, reducing readmission rates and continuation of care.

Save the date for the next Blue University event. On May 15, 2019, the discussion will focus on health equity and social determinants of health. As you know, equity is a key component of quality health care. Health disparities are experienced by our members across products and geographies. We look forward to your participation in this event which will be held at BCBSIL, 300 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Watch your email and the April 2019 issue of the Blue Review for registration details.

What’s best for the member is the ultimate driver. Access to the right care at the right place and at the right time for the most effective experience and best health outcomes is very important. Through the Blue University provider education program, our goal is to help improve the affordability of care for our members through a diverse and high quality provider network. Together, we can raise the standard and better help our members navigate the health care system.