Health Insurers Spending Big Dollars to Be Players in ‘Big Data’; Trend has Implications for Clinical Pathology Laboratories

With healthcare reform likely to limit their growth, health insurers are expanding into data management to create new revenue streams Faced with swift changes in healthcare, many of which are not favorable to the traditional business model of private health insurers, the nation’s largest payers are positioning themselves to be major players in the management of “big data.” That may have interesting implications for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups, which typically generate...

Delaware Launches First Health Information Network

Delaware seems to be taking the early lead in the race to implement a successful electronic health record and health information exchange. The Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) goes live this week. According to the network’s builders, Perot Systems of Plano, TX and Medicity of Salt Lake City, UT, it is the first implementation of a statewide health information exchange. Another noteworthy aspect of the “go-live” stage is that this network will first be used to deliver laboratory test...
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