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New California health info exchange faces obstacles
Modern Healthcare

Plunking down $80 million and blending claims data from two giant California Blues health plans in a statewide health information exchange raises hopes that interoperability across the Golden State may finally be at hand. But neither money nor 9 million patient records guarantee success of an HIE in a state so vast and diverse, experts said. “The question is, what will providers think?” said Dr. David Brailer, now CEO of a San Francisco venture capital fund after serving as head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. “California is a very provider-powerful state.”