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New Anthem-Blue Shield health data exchange names CEO
San Francisco Business Times

Cal Index, the new health care data exchange being launched by Anthem Blue Cross of California and Blue Shield of California, has named its first CEO, former Oracle executive David Watson. The appointment is effective immediately, officials at the exchange — formally known as the California Integrated Data Exchange — said Tuesday. Anthem and Blue Shield, rival health plans that are among the biggest in the Golden State, say the new San Francisco-based exchange will collect and store electronic patient records from 9 million health plan enrollees, or about one-fourth of the state’s population.