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Blue Shield, Anthem Blue Cross to create medical record database
Orange County Register

The medical records of millions of Californians could soon be literally at the fingertips of doctors and hospitals statewide with the advent of a centralized computer database to be funded by two of the state’s largest health insurance companies.

Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross, ferocious competitors in the state’s health care marketplace, said Tuesday they are joining forces to launch a nonprofit called the California Integrated Data Exchange, or Cal Index.