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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Research Symposium

Downtown Campus
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Building (1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112)
Tidewater Diboll Auditorium

Blue Cross and Blue Shield

We have an exciting opportunity for you to be a part of groundbreaking research in healthcare. Tulane University has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, to promote healthcare innovation in an unparalleled forum where industry experts and academics collaborate. This cooperative provides researchers a unique opportunity to access detailed healthcare data, of limited availability, in efforts to answer questions surrounding healthcare costs, quality, and access.

On Wednesday, March 15, from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM we will hold a symposium in the Diboll Auditorium to highlight this partnership and hear from investigators who have utilized this data. As Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is the largest healthcare insurer in the state, I encourage you to join us to learn more about what this partnership offers and how you can maximize this opportunity to use real-time data for research that will improve the lives of Louisianans.

For questions about this symposium, please contact Nahdi Bropleh at rbropleh@tulane.edu.


Tulane/BCBSLA Research Symposium Location: Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine (Diboll Auditorium)

1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 Date: April 15, 2020

11:30PM - Lunch Served & Seating Available

11:45PM - Welcome & Introduction (Dean LaVeist)

11:50PM - Partnership Overview (Darrell & Somesh)

12:00PM - Partnership Q&A (Tulane & BCBSLA) – begin with how research projects get selected

12:15PM - Research Presentation (Dr. Lizheng Shi): “Quality Blue Program Evaluation” - Assess cost, utilization and/or quality outcomes in Quality Blue program

12:45PM - Research Presentation (Brigham Walker): “Effects of an ACO Model on Cost and Predictive Factors for Cost Reduction” - Measure effects of Quality Blue Value Partnerships shared-savings model such as cost outcomes, efficiency, utilization, and quality

1:15PM - Research Project Presentation (Dr. Tonette Krousel-Wood & BCBSLA Researcher)

1:45PM - Closing

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