Data Exchange Framework

An Information Hub for a Multi-Association Initiative

The California Health and Human Services Agency’s Data Exchange Framework (DxF) is the first-ever, statewide data sharing agreement that will accelerate and expand the exchange of health information among health care entities, government agencies, and social service programs beginning in 2024.
Groups including America’s Physician Groups, California Academy of Family Physicians, California Quality Collaborative, California Association of Area Agencies on Aging, California Association of Health FacilitiesCalifornia Association of Health Information Exchanges, and Insure The Uninsured Project have come together to inform their members about the California Data Exchange Framework and Data Sharing Agreement (DSA). Transform Health and BluePath Health, through Connecting for Better Health, are providing facilitation and management support for this initiative.

Data Exchange Framework implementation is a multi-year process that has involved extensive stakeholder engagement. With stakeholders, the California Health and Human Services Agency’s Center for Data Insights and Innovation (CDII) has published a Data Sharing Agreement and associated Policies and Procedures (P&Ps) that explain the “rules of the road” for data sharing in California and will be continuously updated as needs change and standards evolve. There is also a mandate that certain specified entities sign the Data Sharing Agreement by January 31, 2023 and begin sharing data by January 31, 2024.

What are people saying about the DSA?

Do you have a story to tell about the DSA’s impact on your practice, your community-based organization, or in your community? Tell us about it. Someone from our organization will follow up with you for details.

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The first step towards implementing the Data Exchange Framework is signing the Data Sharing Agreement. Check out some of the DSA signatories below. Not a signatory yet?

List of organizations that have signed the Data Sharing Agreement:

We want to hear from you!

  1. Contact your association’s engagement manager for specific inquiries based on your association affiliation:
    • Stephanie Thornton: California Academy of Family Physicians, California Quality Collaborative, California Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and California Association of Health Information Exchanges
    • Elizabeth Wells: America’s Physician Groups and California Association of Health Facilities
  2. If you are not part of one of these organizations but are interested in learning more, please reach out to

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