Health Insurers Use Data Acumen to Tackle Health Disparities

Fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic’s deepening of disparities and the Biden administration’s own focus on the issue, health equity is undeniably top of mind for health insurers these days. But how can firms move beyond just appointing new C-suite officers or setting lofty mission statements — and instead weave equity initiatives into the fabric of their businesses?

To answer that question, payer executives during AHIP’s recent National Conference on Health Policy and Government Health Programs explained the business case for furthering health equity and how they’re marshaling processes like data analytics and vendor selections to achieve their goals.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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