Data Exchange Framework Information Hub:
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 Facilities, and California Association of Health Information Exchanges have come together to inform their members about the California DxF and Data Sharing Agreement (DSA). Transform Health and BluePath Health, through Connecting for Better Health, are providing facilitation and management support for this initiative.
DxF 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 DSA 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 DSA by January 31, 2023 and begin sharing data by January 31, 2024.
DxF implementation timeline key milestones:
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What are people saying about the DSA?
“One of the biggest challenges that we have as an organization is making sure we have the appropriate data. That we have discrete, contiguous data on the members that we support and make that available to physicians that we support. And this is just another great effort to try to get to that place--where we don't have a little bit of this and a little bit of that in different formats all over the place.”
“This is not ‘any-to-any’ connectivity, this is all to all. And the concept is that if someone is generating health and social services information...we’re going to be able to exchange information amongst each other for the good of the patient.”
“…whether physical, social, or behavioral, the reality is data exchange is a tool for the ages. Through the DxF, the rapid exchange of health care information will be critical in advancing broader public health.”
“This will provide us a whole 360 view of all the care services that that person is receiving and, most importantly, allow us to share that wonderful data that we collect. It's not just medical data that's out there. We believe health happens at home, and [through the data exchange framework], we can make a major impact to those medical requirements or chronic issues that are happening at the medical level.”
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 may follow up with you for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
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We want to hear from you!
- 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
- If you are not part of one of these organizations but are interested in learning more, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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