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Capital BlueCross’ Gary St. Hilaire and Mark Caron talk
changing market, importance of data analytics at
12th Annual World Health Care Congress

            HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 23, 2015) – Two Capital BlueCross senior executives are serving as faculty speakers during the 12th annual World Health Care Congress March 23-24 in Washington, D.C.

Gary D. St. Hilaire, president and CEO, is taking part in the Health Plan and Payer Summit’s “Examine Major Market Changes and Implications for Plans” session. Mark Caron, executive vice president and CIO, is participating in the Health Information Technology Summit’s “Insight on Data Analytics and Governance to Manage Information, Increase Access, and Improve Care” session.

“World Congress is thrilled to work with these leaders from Capital BlueCross,” said Megan Castilla, executive director of the World Health Care Congress.

“Mr. St. Hilaire’s strategic and financial expertise brings a unique perspective to the conversation around major market changes, while the data analytics and governance topic will be enriched by Mr. Caron’s views on the benefits of the transition from using retrospective to real-time data.”

St. Hilaire has led Capital BlueCross’ transformation in its consumer-centric approach to the delivery of health care, while maintaining its status as the leading health insurer throughout the region it serves. This transformation has included Capital BlueCross serving as a market and national leader in:

  • Partnering with area providers to establish Accountable Care Arrangements (ACAs) to improve patient care and satisfaction while also lowering health care costs
  • Driving change through clinical innovation, and new worksite wellness initiatives that are increasing consumer engagement and producing better health outcomes
  • Opening the first-of-its-kind health and wellness retail store, Capital Blue
  • Developing and launching mobile and online tools to help consumers make smart health care decisions

Caron is an industry award-winning CIO who has catapulted Capital BlueCross’ information technology efforts to the next level of innovation to provide real-time data to help drive improved health outcomes both at the individual and employer group levels. Additionally, Caron is leading the company’s cutting edge analytics platform capabilities to help physicians, hospitals, and integrated health systems improve patient care, quality, and cost.

The World Congress is a conference production company specializing in health care and pharmaceutical industries, convening forward-thinking leaders, innovators, and senior executives both in-person and online.

About Capital BlueCross
Capital BlueCross, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., is the leading health insurer in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. For more than 75 years, the company has provided products and services to individuals, families and employers that provide peace of mind and promote good health. Today, Capital BlueCross continues to evolve, innovating new ways to create an even healthier future for customers with more choice, greater convenience, and better quality of care. Among the company’s innovations is Capital Blue, a one-of-a-kind health and wellness retail store, where consumers can go for in-person service, health and nutrition consultations, fitness classes and other services that inspire healthy living. Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit capbluecross.com or CapitalBlueStore.com.