Thought Leadership

Points of views on healthcare, the health industry, data analytics, IT, human resources and more from those working to solve problems and lead innovations.

Champion of Leading Change to Improve Health

Dr. I. Steve Udvarhelyi is leading Blue Cross’ in the charge to fundamentally improve health, make quality care more affordable and enhance the experience for patients. Steve believes in challenging the status quo and committing to changing access to, and quality and cost of care. He is a man of vision and believes Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana can be a model for what can be done nationally.

Publications Featuring Dr. Udvarhelyi
10 Lessons Learned in Driving New Healthcare Outcomes through Analytics with Dr. Steven Udvarhelyi
Leadership Story from BCBSA
Big Data, Big opportunities
Cost Innovation in Coordinated Care

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Champion of Using Big Data to Solve Big Healthcare Issues

Somesh Nigam is transforming how Blue Cross gets, stores, analyzes and uses data to make positive changes in people’s lives. His team is finding answers in data that lead to innovations or confirm new ways of doing things that result in better care and outcomes for members. It’s a data excellence journey to solve major healthcare issues in Louisiana.

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Innovative Data at Blue Cross
Islands of Hope
How is Blue Cross Protecting Your Personal Data?

Champion of Embracing Smartly Planned Technology

With her passion for using smart technology to support business strategy, Sue Kozik is leading fundamental changes in Blue Cross’ IT, strategy and project management approach. Sue’s team will help make the real changes needed in healthcare while staying focused on the company’s mission: to improve the health and lives of Louisianians.

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The new core competencies IT must master

Champion of Building the Organization for the Future

John Brown is preparing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to lead fundamental change to improve healthcare in Louisiana. Through his leadership in Blue Cross’ Human Resources Department, he is building our capability for the future in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment, transforming Blue Cross’ culture to be more customer-focused, data-driven and innovative.

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American Healthcare Leaders

Healthcare Economist, Straight Talker

Healthcare Economist Michael Bertaut (BURR-toe) is a Certified Health Consultant and Professional of the Academy of Healthcare Management. He has more than 30 years of analytical experience in the healthcare, telecom and retail industry sectors. On the ground in D.C. when the healthcare reform law (PPACA) was written, Michael has taken part in more than 1,100 public discussions on healthcare costs and the impact of reform since 2009.

Mike is a fellow of the Academy of Applied Politics at Louisiana State University, and author of this Hermes Award winning healthcare blog. Michael earned his MBA and BA from Louisiana State University and just celebrated his 35th year as a cancer survivor. Michael is recognized as a national commentator on healthcare reform, quoted in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and state and local publications. He is a regular guest on the Talk Louisiana radio show.

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