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Tandigm Health CEO speaks at 2014 CONVERGE Summit for health care innovation

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PHILADELPHIA, PA., July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tandigm Health President and CEO Anthony Coletta, M.D., joined national industry leaders today at MedCity's third annual CONVERGE Summit, which takes place July 15 and 16, as part of a speaker series on the future of health care innovation. Dr. Coletta discussed some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in health care at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

During a panel discussion, Dr. Coletta discussed how the Philadelphia region is challenged by being one of the largest and most expensive health care markets in the United States and how the region has begun embracing physician-led coordinated care models to help improve quality, reduce excess waste, costs, and inefficiencies in the health system. Dr. Coletta went on to describe how health plans are helping to transform health care through the roll out of such innovative alliances like Tandigm Health.

"We believe that Tandigm Health represents the future of health care delivery," said Dr. Coletta, president and CEO of Tandigm Health, during his remarks. "We are excited to work in tandem with primary care physicians in the Philadelphia area to create a new paradigm of high quality, affordable health care by providing them with the tools and support they need to better manage difficult chronic conditions and deliver more personalized, high-quality care."

Tandigm Health, is a unique joint venture, based in Philadelphia, Pa., that will help deliver high-quality, affordable care to the region by combining the expertise of one of the country's largest, most innovative Blue insurers—Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross—and a nationally recognized pioneer of physician-centric coordinated care—California-based HealthCare Partners, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners.

MedCity's 3rd Annual CONVERGE Summit convenes thought leaders from all sectors of the health care industry such as insurers, physicians, hospitals, medtech, pharma, digital health, startups and investors with the shared goal to understand the future of health care innovation and leading trends.

About Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than 8.8 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more than 75 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more about how we're changing the game, visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook at ibx.com/facebook and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

CONTACT: Karen Godlewski 215-241-3113 (office) 215-779-9682 (cell) Karen.Godlewski@ibx.com

Source:Independence Blue Cross

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