Tennessee initiative to transform health care delivery system.
The program, operated by Shared Health, a BlueCross subsidiary, creates a patient-centered community health record that allows multiple providers treating the same patient to view that patient's medical information via a secure web site. The name of the program is Community Connection.
Shared Health began offering Community Connection to BlueCross' TennCare (Tennessee's managed Medicaid plan) members this summer. The service is expected to be extended to all TennCare members by the end of the year. In 2006, Shared Health Services will be expanded and offered to more than 2.8 commercial customers of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and soon thereafter, to all Tennesseans. It will also be made available to other insurers.
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|Title Annotation:||TennCare Bureau's Community Connection program|
|Publication:||Policy & Practice|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2005|
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