Blue Shield of California, Anthem Blue Cross, CaLPERS, Dignity Health and state officials have announced plans to develop the California Integrated Data Exchange. Anthem and Blue Shield are providing $80 million to start the exchange, to be known as Cal Index, and after the first three years, hospitals, accountable care organizations and other users will access the resource by subscription. The insurers will provide data from 9 million members, giving providers access to clinical data such as claims information, procedures, lab results and more for one-quarter of California's residents. Other payers will have an opportunity to participate, the stakeholders say.
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