Healthcare is Changing
The Disruption of Healthcare
We know health doesn’t only happen in a doctor’s office, so we asked: How might the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health better connect clinical providers and community programs to improve health outcomes?
In our search for that solution, the Foundation created the Healthcare Innovation Initiative to bridge the gap between clinical and community services to create business solutions to solve for social determinants of health.
We want to better understand what is happening in Idaho. So we’re looking to learn more about our patients and what is available to them.
Healthier Idaho. Healthier Future.
2019 and Beyond
Currently, the Foundation’s Healthcare Innovation initiative is beginning the process of understanding current programs and future opportunities in the state of Idaho. Additionally, we are working to focus our attention on the social determinants of health. According to the World Health Organization, this can include: early childhood development, health systems, public health programs, and built environments.
Towards the end of 2019, the Foundation will work with various partners to incubate prototypes and solutions to improve health outcomes with the goal of scaling successful models in 2020. With the Healthcare Innovation initiative we hope to creatively address some of Idaho’s most pressing health issues by better connecting individuals with providers and programs.