Blue Cross, Blue Shield team up to create huge medical records data base

August 6, 2014 2:40 AM

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Two of California's largest health insurers have joined forces to create the most comprehensive electronic medical records network in the state.

Cal INDEX is designed to share patient records electronically among doctors and hospitals in real time. The new system, for instance, will allow emergency room doctors to be able to pull up a comatose patient's medical records to see what medications he or she is allergic to.

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