Insurance Giants Creating Massive Database of Patient Records

Two of California's largest health insurers are partnering to create a massive database of patient medical records.

Two of California's largest health insurers are partnering to create a massive database of patient medical records.

With just a few strokes of a keyboard, doctors and nurses will be able to access the medical histories of about one in four California residents.

Supporters say the effort by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California could mean faster, cheaper and better healthcare. But the system faces significant technological challenges and privacy concerns.

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Source: The Los Angeles Times