California Index and Inland Empire Form Largest State HIE

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange announced that they would merge, creating the nation’s largest Health Information Exchange (HIE). The merger will combine 11.7 million claim records from Cal INDEX founding members Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California with 5 million clinical patient records, the merger means that patients can move around or seek care outside their networks, and give providers the availability to their data and share health information to be able to do their jobs better. Claudia Williams, former White House technology senior advisor, will lead the new organization as CEO, effective February 1, 2017.