Health insurance provider Bluecross Blueshield and Paradigmhealth, integrator of care and disease management services, are planning to integrate personal health records with medical care plans to make them available in real time to Bluecross members and their health care professionals.
The new care management platform will enable Bluecross to integrate case, disease and maternity management and high acuity complex care management data and dashboards on a single IT platform.
The new integrated care management platform is scheduled to go into use at Bluecross Blueshield of South Carolina by the end of this year. S.C. Bluecross members will be able to access their personal health record, containing clinical and lab information along with their claims data, in the secure My Insurance Manager section of the company’s web site. In the case of a medical emergency, each member will be able to download and print their personal health record.
David Boucher, assistant vice president for health care services of Bluecross Blueshield, said: The health payer industry is accelerating the cycle of investment in care management platforms in response to care cost trends, consumerism, and needs of the employer group customer. Our agreement with Paradigmhealth continues our longtime leadership position in technology and care management services for our customers.