Blue Cross acquires business intelligence firm Intelimedix

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Blue Health Intelligence, a company owned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, has acquired a potential solution for reducing the payer versus provider animosity in health care through analytics. The solution is a company called Intelimedix.

Intelimedix will add business intelligence to the Blues Cross Blue Shield database. The association hopes for more collaboration with providers and ultimately more accountable care.

Intelimedix will help BHI create an Informatics Center of Excellence for its companies to leverage. It specifically provides solutions for employer group reporting, mass customized communications and medical cost containment.

"With this acquisition, BHI will expand its business and create an Informatics Center of Excellence for Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that will deliver solutions and best practices to support Affordable Care Act readiness," said Swati Abbott, CEO of BHI.

Other healthcare organizations have made similar investments recently, including Optum, the analytics unit of UnitedHealth Group, which just announced a partnership with the Mayo Clinic.

For more:
- see the Blue Health Intelligence announcement

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