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2 insurance rivals team up for info-sharing network
San Francisco Chronicle

Two of California’s biggest health insurers – rivals Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross – announced plans Tuesday to create what will likely be the largest health-information sharing network in the country.

The California Integrated Data Exchange, or Cal Index, will seek to do what has largely been elusive in the health care industry: connect electronic medical records from different doctors and hospitals, integrate that part with claims data, and allow the physicians to share information through a secure system.