Advancing Data Exchange in California
This series of reports sponsored by CHCF is aimed at helping inform California decisionmakers about statewide data exchange. These reports focus on how other states have approached statewide health information exchange; the existing electronic health record networks, regional health information organizations, and competing infrastructure that currently exist in California; and the challenges and policy options for the state going forward.
Health Information Exchange in California: Assessment of Regional Market Activity and Overview of Network Types and Characteristics
Intrepid Ascent, Jill Yegian
This regional market assessment describes how different forms of health information exchange play out in four California regions: Los Angeles County, Fresno and the surrounding area, the Sacramento metropolitan area, and Humboldt County. It is accompanied by an issue brief that offers a high-level overview of the types of infrastructure used to exchange health-related information.
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.
Designing a Statewide Health Data Network: What California Can Learn from Other States
This report explores how four states have successfully deployed statewide health data networks, also known as health information exchanges. The framework for success that Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, and New York have forged offers lessons for California in how to develop its own statewide health information network.
Understanding the New Federal Data Interoperability Requirements
In March, federal rules designed to improve how health care organizations collect and share patient data were released. This slide deck provides a high-level introduction to these complex rules with a focus on implications for health plans, which face some of the earliest and more daunting compliance deadlines.
Shortchanged: Health Workforce Gaps in California
Homelessness & Health Care, Workforce
An estimated 11,226,111 people in California live in an area that has a shortage of primary care providers. Approximately 150,675 people are experiencing homelessness and in need of housing, health, and social services. It is critically important to fill the health workforce gaps across California to meet these needs. What are the numbers in your region?
Technology’s Emerging Role in the COVID-19 Response
April 15, 2020
Investing in Innovation, Medi-Cal, Telehealth, Workforce
Technology companies supported by the CHCF Health Innovation Fund are working on ways to harness their existing technologies to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.