Posted on July 15, 2022
The state of California recently embarked on an ambitious endeavor. Using hundreds of millions of dollars in public funding, the nation’s largest state plans to connect its hospitals and healthcare providers through a statewide health information exchange.
Press Release: Connecting for Better Health Coalition Lauds Data Sharing Agreement as Step Forward for Quality Health Care and Equity in California
Posted on July 5, 2022
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Media Contact: Steve Maviglio, (916) 607-8340 firstname.lastname@example.org Connecting for Better Health Coalition Lauds Data Sharing Agreement as Step Forward for Quality Health Care and Equity in California SACRAMENTO — The Connecting for Better Health Coalition today lauded the California Health and Human Services Agency’s newly published framework for health information exchange that will… Read More
Posted on June 30, 2022
In March 2020, as Californians hunkered down for what many expected to be a two-week lockdown, high-ranking health officials were scrambling to find out how many COVID-19 patients were hospitalized, how many were in intensive care and how many beds remained available.
Posted on May 16, 2022
It remains to be seen whether California’s current lull in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths will be sustained or whether new variants of the virus may again trigger widespread disease and severely strain our healthcare delivery systems. But whatever the future holds, we know this much: We need to be better prepared to deal with… Read More
Press Release: Health Organizations Laud Initial Data Exchange Investment in Revised Budget, Urge More Funding to Create Statewide Health Information Exchange Network
Posted on May 13, 2022
Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 For Immediate Release Health Organizations Laud Initial Data Exchange Investment in Revised Budget, Urge More Funding to Create Statewide Health Information Exchange Network SACRAMENTO – The Connecting for Better Health coalition has issued the following statement in response to the governor’s revised budget proposal: “The governor’s revised 2022-23 budget proposal includes a two-year, $50 million… Read More
Op-Ed: California’s need for a statewide Health Information Exchange Network from a population health perspective
Posted on May 5, 2022
The challenges of practicing medicine in a rapidly changing complex healthcare environment must not be underestimated. From a population health perspective, the unprecedented COVID-19 National Health Emergency (NHE) triggered a heightened awareness of the need for sharing accurate, timely, comprehensive patient information through a secure statewide health information exchange network.
Posted on April 4, 2022
California is developing a long-sought statewide health information exchange for providers and payers to deliver better care for patients.
Posted on September 23, 2021
California’s recent passage of AB 133 laid out a timeline for implementing the state’s long-sought statewide health information exchange (HIE), but experts say the initiative — largely supported for its positive impact on health equity — is a much more challenging task than it may seem.
Posted on March 9, 2021 by Beth Goodman
“Ask any healthcare professional or provider, and they’ll tell you: to take care of the patients and communities they serve, they need comprehensive health data to deliver the best care. They’ll also tell you that in California, it can be very difficult to do that across different healthcare providers and systems.”
Posted on February 26, 2021 by Manatt Health and California Health Care Foundation
Health information exchange (HIE) is vital to enabling the quadruple aim of better care, better health, improved clinician experience, and lower costs. Yet states have struggled for decades to establish infrastructure that allows for the seamless, safe, and secure sharing of health information, despite being associated with improved quality and reduced duplicative services and associated… Read More
Posted on February 10, 2021 by Noel King in conversation with Dr. Bob Kocher
“You’d assume electronic health records—or EHRs—should and would be shared across hospital systems, but they are mostly not. And that siloing of information slows a lot of things down.”
Posted on February 4, 2021 by Rajiv Leventhal
A group of health information exchange (HIE) organizations is forming the Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability (CSRI), citing the vision to see individual and population health improve nationwide through robust electronic health data interoperability.
Posted on February 1, 2021 by Niam Yaraghi and Peter L. Levin
The most notable example of such powerful-yet-neglected tools are Health Information Exchange (HIE) platforms. HIEs electronically retrieve, organize, and share medical data between clinical points of service, like doctors, hospitals, and specialty care providers (including mental health and telemedicine).
Posted on February 1, 2021 by Abner Mason
To produce better healthcare outcomes, there needs to be a much better understanding of who people are and what they need — using accurate and comprehensive health data shared by all providers. There is no longer such a thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to health communication and trust-building.
Posted on February 1, 2021 by Deven McGraw
The Covid-19 pandemic has proven the dire need for the health-care industry to share health-care data in a secure, private way. Health information exchanges help providers move past their data sharing fears and toward interoperability, says Deven McGraw, co-founder of Citizen and a former HHS health information privacy official.