Top researchers gain access to valuable insurance data

Blue Cross Blue Shield will open a vast trove of medical claims data to the nation's leading health care researchers, including the Baker Institute's Vivian Ho, director of the Center for Health and Biosciences. 

"BCBS claims data give us access to detailed and wide-ranging information on how health care providers are delivering care to patients,” said Ho. “Comparing health care strategies across these providers will allow us to identify the best methods for improving the lives of chronically ill patients, preventing the onset of serious illness and controlling rising health care costs.”

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