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The Future of Business Intelligence in Healthcare

Friday, October 30, 2009

One of the more significant developments in the intelligent use of IT to help rein in costs kicked off this week in the form a new Web site that allows patients to compare pricing for healthcare services delivered by doctors in their healthcare network and those outside the network.

From a technology perspective, this might not sound all that amazing. After all, insurance providers have been consulting a similar database for years that was operated by a unit of United Healthcare. But after an investigation into the validity of that data, United Healthcare agreed to fund the development of a new, more open database that will be operated by a non-profit company called FAIR Health, starting within the next year. United Healthcare admitted no wrong-doing as part of the settlement, but did agree to provide $100 million in funding to set up FAIR Health.

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