Many organizations are beginning to recognize that effective reform cannot occur within the competitive siloes that have long dominated healthcare. These innovative organizations have instead created unique partnerships that seek to leverage the combined power of data from different sources to improve patient care. One such organization is Cal INDEX, one of the largest statewide health data exchange in the U.S.
The issue of competition has significantly hampered healthcare reform efforts. Providers and payers have historically rejected the open exchange of data for their member and patient populations, fearing that access to their data could contribute to consumers opting to use a competitor’s services and providers opting to move into the insurance industry