Blue Health Intelligence Collaborates with AnalyticsIQ to Better Understand the National Health Disparities

Blue Health Intelligence | May 04, 2021

Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) declared today a partnership with AnalyticsIQ to expand BHI's rich healthcare information with race and nationality data. The partnership will add 13 identity and language-related information components to BHI's huge, longitudinal database of medical and pharmacy claims for a great many special Americans to grow public investigation and covering health variations. 

Coronavirus's unbalanced effect has uncovered long-standing healthcare disparities. Governments and strategy bodies have dispatched new drives requiring or urging partners to all the more likely location fundamental social determinants of health (SDOH) when planning and conveying administrations. 

"We are eager to work with AnalyticsIQ," said Swati Abbott, CEO of BHI. "By safely connecting AnalyticsIQ's identity and language-related information with BHI's tremendous public cases informational index at a part level, BHI and AnalyticsIQ will want to analyze healthcare access, diverse consideration measurements, and results across different ethnic populaces. This capacity will empower us to help key healthcare partners fill in missing data expected to deliver exceptionally exact and versatile bits of knowledge. When combined with BHI's current SDOH information and patent-forthcoming prescient and prescriptive models, BHI can likewise additionally uphold healthcare program enhancements, exploration, and local area partnerships." 

"We are excited to band together with BHI in its work to improve health results across the U.S.," said Dave Kelly, CEO of AnalyticsIQ. "The requirement for and utilization of solid information and analytics has detonated in the healthcare business on account of its capacity to permit health plans, suppliers, and managers to learn and act rapidly on improving the existences of people and patients, everything being equal. We are glad to help work with the basic experiences expected to get this going." 

Both BHI and AnalyticsIQ are essential for the Datavant environment. Datavant's innovation de-recognizes healthcare information, eliminating distinguishing data while as yet empowering information to be connected to other informational collections. This ensures patient security while as yet taking into consideration progressed analytics. 

About Blue Health Intelligence 

Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) is one of the country's transcendent healthcare information convenors. Our information-driven bits of knowledge enable healthcare associations to improve care, diminish costs, and streamline execution. BHI's group of information investigators, clinicians, IT specialists, and business pioneers give analytics, programming as-a-administration, and top to bottom counseling to payers, suppliers, managers, medical gadget organizations, and other healthcare partners. BHI is an autonomous licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and conveys the business trademark of Health Intelligence Company, LLC. 

About AnalyticsIQ 

AnalyticsIQ is the main prescient analytics and promoting information trailblazer. We are the main information organization to reliably mix intellectual brain research with refined information science to help B2C and B2B advertisers see how and why people settle on choices whether or not they are at home or work. Our precise and extensive PeopleCore and BusinessCore databases give unmatched experiences to publicists, organizations innovation organizations, and healthcare suppliers. AnalyticsIQ information helps blue-chip brands fuel customized encounters across channels including post-office-based mail, email, on the web, versatile, and TV. 

About Datavant 

Datavant's main goal is to associate the world's health information to improve patient results. Datavant attempts to lessen the erosion of information sharing across the healthcare business by building innovation that secures the protection of patients while supporting the linkage of de-recognized patient records across datasets. Datavant is settled in San Francisco.


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