Winter 2020 Insight Employer Newsletter


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Evidence-based medicine is critical to improving patient safety

By Anthony J. Billittier IV, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Independent Health

As a long-time member of the medical profession serving in a variety of capacities, I take great pride in the incredible breakthroughs being made seemingly every day to help combat and cure a wide variety of ailments. Rapid advancements in scientific research and discovery greatly enhance our ability to treat some of the most common conditions along with many rare, challenging diseases.

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Three steps your employees should take to get the most out of their health plan

With Independent Health, we’re not just here for your employees when they need health care services. Instead, we support their health through a more holistic approach. We’re proud to offer a wide range of value-added benefits that make it easier for your employees get and stay healthy, while also doing our part to help keep them active, informed and engaged.

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How we’re improving outcomes while driving down costs for diabetes care

According to a recent report released by the Population Health Collaborative, about 11% of people in the Buffalo-Niagara region have diabetes, higher than the national average of 9%. Not surprisingly, the category of drugs to treat diabetes represents the highest drug expense among Independent Health members, largely due to the type of drugs prescribed.

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Teaming with the Buffalo Museum of Science to improve the health of our community

At Independent Health, we are dedicated to helping create a culture of health in Western New York. By collaborating with various organizations across the area, we’ve been able to make it easier for people of all ages to get more engaged in their own health.

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Insight Newsletter Archive: Winter 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Spring 2019, Winter 2019

Helping WNYers stay active this winter

Independent Health and the Independent Health Foundation are pleased to be partnering with a variety of local organizations to offer healthy activities throughout the winter. Join us for a winter edition of “Snow Roll” and see Buffalo by bike, take a crisp walk along the Independent Health Wellness Trail at Outer Harbor Buffalo, or enjoy member discounts on open ice skating or learning to curl at Buffalo RiverWorks. To find upcoming community events and program, click here.

We greatly value your feedback and opinion

When it comes to health care, everyone has an opinion or story to share. That's why Independent Health has created a free online community for our members called Insights. This is an exclusive opportunity for you and your employees to share your honest feedback on a variety of health care-related topics. To join, click here.