Blue Cross Health and Medical Information Site Receives Two Internet Awards

Blueprint for Health(R) Site Recognized for Outstanding Consumer Health

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Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of
 Minnesota's industry-leading health and medical information Web site,
 BluePrint for Health Online,  recently received awards for health content from
 both the Health Information Resource Center and e-healthcare Strategy &
 Trends.
     The Health Information Resource Center, a national private sector
 clearinghouse for consumer health information programs and materials, awarded
 Blue Cross' site an award of merit for outstanding consumer health and medical
 information resource in the HMO/Managed Care System category of its World Wide
 Web Fall 2000 Health Awards, announced recently.  In addition, Blue Cross's
 health news provider, HealthScout, captured an award in another category.  For
 a full listing of all award winners, visit
 http://www.healthawards.com/wwwha/f2000webawards/ .
     e-healthcare Strategy & Trends, the leading Internet publication and
 online resource, awarded Blue Cross's BluePrint for Health site the Gold Level
 Award for the Best Health/Healthcare content web site.  Web sites were judged
 based on a standard of Internet excellence and how they compared with others
 in their organization's classification.  Forty professionals in the field of
 healthcare and the Internet evaluated the entries.  Healthwise(R), Inc. one of
 Blue Cross' content partners, won a Gold Level e-Healthcare Leadership Award
 in another category.  For more information on the e-Healthcare Leadership
 Awards, visit:
 http://www.strategichealthcare.com/AwardWinnersHealthContent.html .
     Blue Cross's BluePrint for Health site is a comprehensive, interactive
 source for personalized health and medical information.  The award-winning
 site offers self-care resources for a variety of conditions, a medical
 library, daily health news and health information, as well as the opportunity
 to personalize your own health home page and receive weekly email newsletters.
 The site also includes an "Ask Our Experts" area, where Blue Cross health and
 medical professionals respond to questions submitted by site visitors.  This
 past winter, it included discussions on influenza with renowned infectious
 diseases expert Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., MPH.  Access the BluePrint for
 Health Web site at http://www.bluecrossmn.com/blueprint
 
     Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in Eagan,
 Minn., was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to
 carry out its charter mission today:  to promote a wider, more economical and
 timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota.  A
 not-for-profit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan
 based in Minnesota, covering 2 million members in Minnesota and nationally
 through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies.
 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue
 Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago.
 
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SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of
 Minnesota's industry-leading health and medical information Web site,
 BluePrint for Health Online,  recently received awards for health content from
 both the Health Information Resource Center and e-healthcare Strategy &
 Trends.
     The Health Information Resource Center, a national private sector
 clearinghouse for consumer health information programs and materials, awarded
 Blue Cross' site an award of merit for outstanding consumer health and medical
 information resource in the HMO/Managed Care System category of its World Wide
 Web Fall 2000 Health Awards, announced recently.  In addition, Blue Cross's
 health news provider, HealthScout, captured an award in another category.  For
 a full listing of all award winners, visit
 http://www.healthawards.com/wwwha/f2000webawards/ .
     e-healthcare Strategy & Trends, the leading Internet publication and
 online resource, awarded Blue Cross's BluePrint for Health site the Gold Level
 Award for the Best Health/Healthcare content web site.  Web sites were judged
 based on a standard of Internet excellence and how they compared with others
 in their organization's classification.  Forty professionals in the field of
 healthcare and the Internet evaluated the entries.  Healthwise(R), Inc. one of
 Blue Cross' content partners, won a Gold Level e-Healthcare Leadership Award
 in another category.  For more information on the e-Healthcare Leadership
 Awards, visit:
 http://www.strategichealthcare.com/AwardWinnersHealthContent.html .
     Blue Cross's BluePrint for Health site is a comprehensive, interactive
 source for personalized health and medical information.  The award-winning
 site offers self-care resources for a variety of conditions, a medical
 library, daily health news and health information, as well as the opportunity
 to personalize your own health home page and receive weekly email newsletters.
 The site also includes an "Ask Our Experts" area, where Blue Cross health and
 medical professionals respond to questions submitted by site visitors.  This
 past winter, it included discussions on influenza with renowned infectious
 diseases expert Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., MPH.  Access the BluePrint for
 Health Web site at http://www.bluecrossmn.com/blueprint
 
     Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in Eagan,
 Minn., was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to
 carry out its charter mission today:  to promote a wider, more economical and
 timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota.  A
 not-for-profit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan
 based in Minnesota, covering 2 million members in Minnesota and nationally
 through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies.
 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue
 Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago.
 
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 SOURCE  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

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