|Healthworx Welcomes New Director of Innovation|
|By GLOBE NEWSWIRE|
|Monday, 26 October 2020 08:33|
Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthworx, the corporate development and innovation arm of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), announced today the appointment of a new Director of Innovation. Arianne Graham, who joined the company on September 28, brings nearly 20 years of healthcare experience to this role. This new role establishes an important milestone for CareFirst and Healthworx as they look to use innovation to drive necessary changes in the healthcare industry, ultimately making quality healthcare more accessible and affordable to the communities they serve.
Graham shared, “as the child of two physicians, I’ve spent my life and career immersed in healthcare. I’ve always been attracted to its immensity, complexity and integration with so many aspects of our lives. Being able to help shape the future of healthcare for the better, for all of us—especially those who need it the most—is an exciting opportunity. One that I’m proud to be part of.”
Graham received a master’s degree in business administration and general management from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
Founded in 2017, Healthworx is the venture capital, corporate development, and commercialization arm of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Healthworx enables CareFirst to partner with a wide range of organizations to bring breakthrough healthcare solutions to its members and communities. Through strategic investments and partnerships, Healthworx furthers CareFirst’s mission to improve healthcare quality, increase access to care and reduce costs for its stakeholders.
About CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
In its 83rd year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit healthcare company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.4 million individuals and employers in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2018, CareFirst invested $43 million to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of health care throughout its market areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website at www.carefirst.com and our transforming healthcare page at www.carefirst.com/transformation, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
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