Several years ago, payers and providers in Southeastern Pennsylvania joined forces to build a unique HIE. Today, data is being exchanged amongst the metro region’s overlapping health systems that have historically competed with each other.

Philadelphia, not unlike many other major cities, is a metropolis with several overlapping health systems. Richard Snyder, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross (IBC), refers to it as a “virtual Venn diagram of health systems on top of each other.”

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