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2 big health insurers aim to create, share huge records database
Southern California Public Radio

Two of California’s largest health insurers are coming together to create a new, massive database of electronic medical records that would be accessible to health providers throughout the state, in an effort to improve patient care and save money.

Competitors Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California on Tuesday announced they’re creating one of the largest non-profit health information exchanges in the nation. They hope to launch the California Integrated Data Exchange, or Cal Index, by the end of the year.

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