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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 submission The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Department of Health and Human Services 5600

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,

California Data Sharing

Agreement and Policies and Procedures On July 5, 2022, the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Center for Data Insights and

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

As the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) work with its Stakeholder Advisory Group on a Data Exchange Framework, the agency

November 9, 2021 Secretary Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH Director John Ohanian California Health and Human Services Agency 1660 Ninth Street, Room 460

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

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