Practice Fusion creates national healthcare database

San Francisco-based Practice Fusion has launched a new national real-time healthcare database, comprised of a de-identified subset of more than 81 million electronic patient records. The tool, called Insight, is the nation's largest such database, according to Practice Fusion.

The database is being offered to healthcare professionals, public health organizations and research institutions. A free version of the tool will allow users to view trending diagnoses, the market share of prescription medication, the top 100 diagnoses seen on Practice Fusion's platform and other information. A paid premium version will offer more "granular" analyses of data. Announcement