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California insurers want to build a huge data exchange … will providers come?
Modern Healthcare

Two of California’s largest insurers are trying to build one of the country’s most comprehensive health information exchanges, but they’re facing reluctance from providers who are hesitant to share their data.Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California—the second- and third-largest insurers in the state, respectively, after Kaiser Permanente—teamed up in 2014 to establish Cal Index. Their goal is to create a complete, longitudinal health record for every California resident. But they still need the buy-in from health systems, which must be willing to share their data and pay a fee to access data from others.