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Independence hosts data sharing event for providers and health plans

By December 18, 2019July 17th, 2020Company Updates Innovation
Group photo from Connectathon at Independence

Representatives from The Da Vinci Project, Independence Blue Cross, and other Blue plans from across the country, at Connectathon.

Nearly 100 representatives from several major health insurers, providers, electronic medical record and information technology companies collaborated in a data sharing event, called a Connectathon, hosted by Independence Blue Cross on December 11-12.

The event was sponsored by the HL7 International Da Vinci Project, a private-sector initiative of more than 40 health care companies, including Independence. The goal of the Connectathon was to discuss ways to improve health outcomes and increase the focus of value-based care for patients through data sharing and problem solving.

Connectathon attendees brought real-use cases, such as those related to prior authorization and medication reconciliation, that were shared with the team and tested for operability.

HL7 is the not-for-profit global authority for health care information interoperability and standards with affiliates in more than 30 countries. The Da Vinci Project aims to minimize the development of one-off solutions to help medical groups and health plans better deliver on clinical quality, cost, and care management outcomes.

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