The Business Case for Integrating Claims and Clinical Data

The path to value-based care is arduous. For health plans, their ability to manage care, assess quality, lower costs, and streamline reporting is directly impacted by access to clinical data. For providers, the same can be said due to their lack of access to claims data. Providers and health plans are increasingly demanding integrated claims…

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Nine Years of Progress and a New Commitment

On a cold January day high above Rockefeller Plaza a small group of technology pioneers coined the term Blue Button – denoting giving patients easy access to their own electronic health records. It’s a simple and transformative concept, central to our vision of patient-centered healthcare. It was an honor to be there that day. And…

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The Road to Real Personalized Health is Through Data

It still seems magical that Spotify creates a personalized music track for my life. Similarly, I now get personalized suggestions of what books to read, what recipes to cook, and even where to travel. This is the way we’re living our lives except for healthcare. It represents almost 20 percent of the U.S. economy and…

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Creating an Infrastructure of Health Data to Support Amazon’s Leap into Healthcare

Amazon has transformed the way we read books, shop online, host websites, do cloud computing, and watch TV. Can they apply their successes in all these other areas to healthcare? Just last week, Amazon announced Comprehend Medical, machine learning software that digitizes and processes medical records. “The process of developing clinical trials and connecting them with the right…

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