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SAS® Business Analytics give ‘Blues’ an advantage as US health insurance industry considers change

Monday, November 9, 2009

With the entire US health care system under the microscope of reform efforts, key parts of such change firmly depend upon health insurers controlling costs, improving health care outcomes and maximizing member satisfaction.

Nearly all of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensees use SAS® Business Analytics to drive those measures.

Of the 39 companies within the oldest and largest family of health plans, all but four have deployed SAS software. One in three Americans -- more than 100 million residents -- counts on a Blue Cross and Blue Shield company for health coverage. And most BCBS insurers count on SAS, the leader in business analytics.

Among the health care insurance companies that drive their businesses with SAS business intelligence, data integration, analytics and solutions are BCBS companies in Florida, Nebraska, California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York and others.

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