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Introduction Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right

Under the CalHHS Health and Human Services Data Exchange Framework (DxF), participating entities are required to exchange health and social services information

This toolkit provides an overview of the Data Exchange Framework and an implementation guide for organizations to take in order to begin

California is at the forefront of breaking down barriers in health care and social services delivery by promoting collaboration across sectors for

Introduction California’s Data Exchange Framework (DxF) is a historic statewide initiative that is expanding the exchange of health and social services information

08/16 CIE/HIE Event Takeaways

Event Takeaways Developing Partnerships to Expand Patient-Centered Data Sharing: A Collaborative Forum on California CIE and HIE California health systems are transforming

ONC Comments

June 20, 2023 On behalf of the Connecting for Better Health coalition, we write in response to the Office of theNational Coordinator

On behalf of Connecting for Better Health and the undersigned organizations, we thank you for yourleadership and authorship of AB 1331. This

Budget Letter DxF

June 20, 2023 Assemblymember Phil Ting Chair, Assembly Committee on Budget 1021 O Street, Suite 8230 Sacramento, CA 95814 Senator Nancy Skinner

OCR Comments

June 16, 2023  Melanie Fontes Rainer Director, Office for Civil Rights  Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave SW  Washington,

AB 1011 Letter

May 15, 2023 The Honorable Chris Holden, Chair Assembly Appropriations Committee 1021 O Street, Suite 8820 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: AB 1011:

April 27, 2023 Bob Sivinski Chair, Interagency Technical Working Group on Race & Ethnicity Standards Office of Management and Budget 1650 17th

DxF Budget Letter

April 12, 2023 Assemblymember Phil Ting Chair, Assembly Committee on Budget 1021 O Street, Suite 8230 Sacramento, CA 95814 Senator Nancy Skinner

AB 1331

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AB 1331

April 12, 2023 Dr. Jim Wood Chair, Assembly Committee on Health 1020 N Street, Room 390 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: AB 1331

42 C.F.R. Part 2 Comments

January 31, 2023 Via electronic submissionThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Department of Health and Human Services5600 Fishers LaneRockville, MD

QHIO Application Letter

In this January 31, 2023, letter sent to John Ohanian, chief data officer and director of the Center for Data Insights and

Summary of Federal and California Health Privacy Laws and Recommendations to Expand Protection* By: Andrea Frey, JD, MPH, Senior Counsel, Hooper, Lundy

December 20, 2022 On November 7, the Connecting for Better Health Coalition and Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) hosted a workshop bringing

By Kate Ricker-Kiefert, Chief Executive Officer Amelia Mayme Consulting In California, the state’s ambitious 1115 Medicaid waiver program, California Advancing and Innovating

Final Data Sharing Agreement

Read here “Agreement” shall mean this Data Sharing Agreement, the Policies and Procedures and the Specifications. “Applicable Law” shall mean all federal,

On July 5, 2022, the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Center for Data Insights and Innovation (CDII) released the final

Dear Senator Pan, On behalf of Connecting for Better Health, we thank you for your leadership and authorship of SB 1033 (Pan).

This February 28 letter is written to California Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Speaker of the Assembly

No matter where patients go for medical care, or how many healthcare providers they need to see, their medical records should go

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and its partner organizations have developed and are operationalizing a Trusted Exchange

Dear Senators Murray and Burr: We thank you for your leadership in seeking to strengthen our public health and health systems to

The Connecting for Better Health (C4BH) coalition and Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) hosted a November 16 workshop bringing together California Area

Immunization Data Letter

Dear Secretary Dr. Ghaly and Director Dr. Aragón: As California continues its COVID-19 vaccine administration amid new variants, California’s health care providers

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