Insurance Firms Agree to Back E-health Standards

Dec. 18, 2006 by Heather Havenstein, Computerworld

A trade association representing almost 1,300 insurance companies with 200 million customers announced last week that all of its members have agreed to support a common set of standards for creating and managing electronic personal health records.

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) compiled the standards with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.