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Recommendations to support HIEs in the effort to vaccinate all Californians  Issue Brief, September, 2021  Immunizations are crucial to stemming the tide

AB 133, the Health Omnibus Trailer Bill, which implements and adds policy detail to S.B. 129, the Budget Act of 2021, includes

State Policy Update  AB 133: Health Omnibus Trailer Bill  On July 27, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 133, the Health Omnibus Trailer

Issue Brief:Collection and Use of Social Determinants of Health Data in California June 17, 2021Prepared by: Kiana Modavi, BluePath Health, and Teja

Panel Series Session 3  Kiana Modavi, BA, and Teja Pattabhiraman, BA June 2021  Executive Summary On June 17th, 2021, Cal-IHEA and Connecting

Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 Revised Budget Proposal does not include dedicated funding for the build-out of a statewide health information exchange network for

This bill would ensure the state leads on health IT efforts, ensure the state matches valuable federal dollars, and insist on resource

BACKGROUND Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) enable health care providers to access patient information from outside of their practice or health system to

May 2021  California has renewed interest in promoting health information exchange in the 2021 legislative session. Below is an analysis of the

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On April 28, 2021, Cal-IHEA and Connecting for Better Health convened a panel of experts for an interactive discussion on

California has a unique opportunity to develop a statewide health information exchange (HIE) network that can support our state’s health care reform

Creating a statewide health information exchange (HIE) network offers direct benefit to California providers, health plans and policymakers to respond to public

This bill would lay critical groundwork to build an HIE network in California — by establishing a consistent source of funding, and

No matter where patients go for medical care, or how many physicians and specialists they need to see, their medical records should

Health information exchange (HIE) networks have been identified as key to assisting public health efforts, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 State public

On March 5, 2021, Connecting for Better Health hosted its first event, HIE and Public Health: Statewide HIE Success Stories. This event

No matter where patients go for medical care, or how many physicians and specialists they need to see, their medical records should

As part of his proposed 2021-22 state budget, Governor Newsom prioritized creating a Center for Data Insights and Innovation within the state

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