EmblemHealth Pharmacy Staff

Forget to Take Your Medicine? There’s Help!

By Jameson Reuter, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS Sometimes it’s hard to remember to take medicine or to remember to give it to someone you’re taking care of, like a child or older adult. But, not taking medicine can be dangerous. It can lead to medical emergencies, more trips to the doctor and conditions getting worse. Don’t…

Wellness at Work: Year in Review

EmblemHealth is committed to the overall health and wellness of its employees and strives to inspire them to make healthy choices and lead by example. Here are some highlights of our employees’ current and past wellness accomplishments as we look forward to a healthy 2018. Weight Management Program: Thirty-three employees registered for our Weight Management…

More Than the Title: Meet the Strategist

Rhonda Robinson, Assistant VP of Vendor Management at EmblemHealth, talks about how starting her career in a customer relationship role helped her see firsthand how our work impacts members. ——— For breaking news and updates on EmblemHealth thought leaders, subscribe to our blog and follow us on Twitter.

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Four Takeaways From This Year’s Crain’s Diabetes Health Summit

On November 16, Dr. Jerry Frank, Senior Vice President of Medical Delivery participated in a panel discussion on New York’s diabetes crisis at Crain’s 2017 Health Care Summit: New York’s Diabetes Crisis. This year’s summit brought together health care leaders, policymakers and technology startups to discuss strategies for diabetes prevention and treatment. Here are four…

Making an Impact for Women and Girls in New York

On August  2, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the State’s first-ever Council on Women and Girls to recognize and advance women’s rights across New York State. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, the New York State Council on Women and Girls will work to affect statewide policies and…

The Health Equity Factor: Columbia University’s Health Policy & Management Conference

On Friday, April 21, 2017, health care leaders, faculty, students and alumni came together to discuss where equity fits within the evolving health care system at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s 2017 Health Policy and Management Conference. Michael Sparer, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, kicked off the conference…

More than the Title: Meet the Problem Solver

This leadership series will introduce you to the men and women who drive EmblemHealth forward – their hobbies, passions and how they got where they are today. EmblemHealth is a local, neighborhood health plan that has served the New York City area and surrounding communities for more than 75 years. That’s the kind of experience…

South Brooklyn Opening

EmblemHealth Opens South Brooklyn Sales Office

This weekend EmblemHealth celebrated the grand opening of its new sales office in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. More than 30 local community leaders attended the South Brooklyn Sales Office grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony, including Sen. Martin J. Golden; Wai Yee Chan, Director, CPC Brooklyn Community Service; Peggy Sheng, Chief Operating Office of CAIPA; Steve Chung, President, United…

EmblemHealth and LaborPress Honor Heroic Actions of Union Members

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, EmblemHealth and LaborPress honored the achievements of courageous union members at the fifth annual Heroes of Labor Awards. Formed in 2011, the Heroes of Labor Awards spotlights the contributions and courageous acts of those within the New York City labor community. Representing seven different New York City Labor unions, this…

ACPNY Appoints Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. as New President and CMO

AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) — one of the largest multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area, and partner of EmblemHealth — announced that Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. is its new President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at ACPNY and Officer of EmblemHealth. As President and CMO of ACPNY, Dr. Rodriguez will oversee all medical leadership and…

Innovation

Innovation & The Internet of Health Care: Karen Ignagni at SVB HealthTech

On September 8, Karen Ignagni, President & CEO, EmblemHealth, joined Vivek Garipalli, CEO, Clover Health, in a fireside chat at the Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) HealthTech conference in New York, moderated by Bloomberg News’ Sasha Damouni Ellis. Featuring speakers from Cleveland Clinic, ZocDoc and Johnson & Johnson, SVB HealthTech examined how rapidly-changing technologies — including…

CDC Recognizes EmblemHealth for Diabetes Prevention Program

Today, EmblemHealth became the first U.S. health insurer to receive full recognition from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention for its Diabetes Prevention Program in New York City. The program is offered in both English and Spanish and led by trained lifestyle coaches. Launched in 2012, the CDC-led National DPP is based on research…

Grand Opening ACPNY Express

On July 20, EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) celebrated the opening of the first ACPNY Express, which provides holistic health and wellness support to City of New York employees. Emblem and ACPNY’s leadership were joined by City and Union leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening, followed by tours of the new facility…

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Expanding Access to Health Care for City of New York Workers

By Karen Ignagni, President and Chief Executive Officer, EmblemHealth and Russell C. Petrella, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, AdvantageCare Physicians

EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) are opening the first ACPNY Express to support the holistic health and wellness of City of New York employees. We are proud to strengthen our companies’ joint commitment to the City and to offer its workers another convenient way to access medical care and wellness programs. EmblemHealth’s partnership with the City of New York and its…

Health Care Exchanges

Achieving Success and Sustainability with Health Care Exchanges

Jay Sheehy, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation, EmblemHealth, recently spoke on a panel alongside executives from Kaiser Permanente, Community Health Options and Florida Blue at the 7th Annual World Congress Private and Public Exchange Summit in Washington, DC. Paul Wingle, panel moderator and Aetna’s Executive Director, Individual Business and Public Exchange Operations and Strategy, kicked…

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Improving the Consumer Experience

How Health Plans Can Better Engage Consumers

The American Journal of Managed Care recently spoke with Jay Sheehy, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation, EmblemHealth, about how consumer segmentation can drive effective engagement and member retention. To engage with individuals, health care companies need to leverage technology to create data-driven strategies that center around consumers’ wants and…

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Improving Cancer Care in the United States

EmblemHealth will be part of an innovative program to improve cancer quality and care coordination in New York State for Medicare members.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that EmblemHealth, along with 16 other health insurers and approximately 200 physician group practices across the country, will participate in a five-year plan to improve cancer care and lower costs…

Working Together to Drive Affordability

EmblemHealth’s Transition to Value-Based Payments

The American Journal of Managed Care recently spoke with EmblemHealth President and CEO, Karen Ignagni about the health care industry’s transition toward improving affordability and access to care for patients and members. Innovative health plan strategies are only one component to an effective…