Walmart logo Walmart is settingan example for other employers with its new partnership toprovide accountable care for 6,600 employees.(Photo: Shutterstock)

In today's world, the owner of the data has power. But the powerremains dormant unless the data is analyzed, understood and sharedjudiciously.

Employers have begun to do that analysis. They are arriving atunderstanding it. And now, they are judiciously sharing it withhealth care providers. Result: A power shift is occurring. Thisshift is leading to newly forged partnerships that, if they developas intended, will shake the foundations of the traditional employer/provider relationship.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.