The term supplier diversity refers to corporate business programs and initiatives that promote and help create economic prosperity in underserved communities. As an innovator in enabling healthy communities, we seek out small and diverse organizations to participate in our supplier diversity program.   Each year we support different programs and partne [...]

The Evolution of Healthcare

Posted on Nov 14th 2016 by Florida Blue

We all know the ins and outs of health care can be overwhelming: choosing a plan (Why are some of them named after Olympic medal colors?), the lingo (binder, pre-effectuated, coinsurance, and the list goes on, right?), and how to actually use our benefits when something goes wrong. Then there’s the push to focus on staying healthy: do yoga, eat healthy, get more me time. [...]

University of South Florida doctoral student Gabriel Saffold’s idea for the next big thing in health care came from his young son’s beloved toy. When Jingly the Camel’s battery died, electrical engineering student Saffold discovered the process was far more complicated than replacing the batteries in a remote control. He had to buy a specific battery, tear the stuffed animal apart, repl [...]

Florida Blue’s David Pizzo and Art Wybenga recently discussed innovation in health care and technology as participants on the “Titans of Technology” panel hosted by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. The Titans of Technology series is a program that features a dynamic panel of renowned technology leaders fr [...]

An innovation that is a cloud-based solution for digital pathology management took first place in the third annual State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition held earlier this month. The competition is a partnership between Florida Blue and the University of South Florida Center for Entrepreneurship. Fifteen s [...]

On Thursday, April 2, college student innovators from across the state will share their ideas for revolutionizing the quality and delivery of healthcare — and they may receive a chance to make those ideas reality. Winning student presentations will receive cash prizes of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second, and $2,500 for third. Flor [...]

Telemedicine is only one way technology is improving health care. Here are some smartphone apps that help you manage your own health and fitness: Healthy eating: Choose from a range of apps that provide detailed nutritional information on foods you’re eating and track your nutritional profile. Consider Fooducate [...]

Health Care Goes Hi-Tech

Posted on Mar 27th 2015 by Florida Blue

Thanks to an explosion of new technologies and mobile apps, the day has come when doctors can make virtual house calls, and smartphones can double as a great resource for health and fitness. It’s a revolution in technology, and it’s already here [...]

On April 2014, student innovators from across the state shared their ideas for revolutionizing the quality and delivery of healthcare. Smartway, an innovative prod [...]

It’s been another successful year in the health care innovation world! On November 11, 2014 Florida Blue and Healthbox hosted the 2nd annual Healthbox Innovation Day at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Ins [...]