A group of large tech companies including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Oracle recently stated their commitment to advancing healthcare interoperability and health data exchange through artificial intelligence (AI) and the cloud.

The joint statement coincided with the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference in Washington, DC.

Blue Button 2.0 is a CMS initiative intended to allow Medicare beneficiaries to share health data, previous prescriptions, treatments, and procedures with new doctors as part of an effort to drive lower rates of duplicative testing, improve continuity of care, and streamline billing by improving health data exchange. ….more