The cross-sector collaboration at the heart of CalAIM will be possible only if different parts of the system — managed care plans, physical and behavioral health care providers, county agencies, and social service providers — can both aggregate data and share information in real time about patients or clients they have in common. For example, CalAIM’s Population Health Management program will require reliable and effective exchange of health data to stratify the different needs of Medi-Cal and to do the proactive, person-centered outreach that is the key to preventive care. Enhanced Care Managers will similarly rely on effective data exchange to coordinate care and services for people with complex needs. The success of both local and state data sharing initiatives are critical in enabling whole-person care.
CalAIM and Health Data Sharing
Data Exchange, Medi-Cal
The California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) program seeks to enhance information exchanged among managed care plans, providers, and county agencies. Learn more in this report, CalAIM and Health Data Sharing: A Road Map for Effective Implementation of Enhanced Care Management and In Lieu of Services.
Breaking Down Silos: How to Share Data to Improve the Health of People Experiencing Homelessness
Homelessness & Health Care, Data Exchange
With more than 150,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given day, purposeful collaboration between the housing and health care sectors are critical. This report focuses on ways in which the two systems are sharing data to better coordinate and support clients' needs.
Catalyzing Coordination: Technology’s Role in California’s Whole Person Care Pilots
Keira Armstrong, Mark Elson, John Weir
Investing in Innovation, Data Exchange, Behavioral Health
Across California, 25 pilot programs are working to closely coordinate physical and behavioral health care with social services to help Medi-Cal enrollees with high-cost, complex needs. This paper delves into the technological successes, barriers, and opportunities encountered by the pilot programs thus far.
Why California Needs Better Data Exchange: Challenges, Impacts, and Policy Options for a 21st Century Health System
This report looks at how a fragmented data exchange ecosystem affects the ability of medical, behavioral, and public health providers to deliver critical services, and the impact these issues have on the Californians they serve.
Health Workforce Strategies for California
This collection of publications examines the evidence on the impact of key health workforce policy interventions, such as pipeline and loan repayment programs, to achieve goals like diversifying the workforce, increasing the number of health professionals who provide care in a language other than English, and increasing access to care in medically underserved areas.