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HIMSSCast: California's work on statewide health data exchange

California is a very large state with some of the largest and most advanced health systems in the world. However, due to its size, the Golden State’s health information exchange ecosystem is often fragmented and siloed, with many regional HIEs serving their nearby providers.

In July 2021, the State of California. Gavin Newsom signed Bill AB 133 into law. It requires healthcare organizations across the state to connect their data-sharing capabilities. The legislation calls on healthcare stakeholders to identify possible looks and policies, but requires real-time exchange of treatment, payment and healthcare operations information starting in 2024.

Naturally, California’s healthcare leaders have been working hard to make it happen — starting with a data-sharing agreement that will help manage hospitals Exchange of information between , physician practices, health plans, skilled nursing facilities, psychiatric centers, etc.

In other words, this is a big and important project.

Timi Leslie, founder of BluePath Health and leader of Connecting for Better Health, a collaboration of public and private sector healthcare stakeholders, is helping lead this enormous Efforts – Join us as we discuss the policy and technical challenges surrounding statewide communication and highlight the enormous benefits it can bring to patients and public health preparedness.

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Talking points:

  • What is the existing HIE landscape like in California

  • Why is it so fragmented and how to connect these networks

  • What Connecting for Better Health has achieved so far Achievements

  • On the way to Compliance Day 2024 What challenges will the Demonstrates the need for a comprehensive HIE

  • Why HIE is also critical in emergencies such as wildfires and earthquakes

  • How to draw inspiration from HIE initiatives in other states

  • More info on this episode:

  • HIMSSCas t: Tracking Current and future state of HIEs

    California relies on many HIE connectivity states

    California HIEs are in retrofit mode

    Connecting Los Angeles: LANES Drives Interoperability Across Los Angeles County

    Santa Cruz Health Information Consolidates SDOH Data

    Project Sequoia releases final QHIN application as it enters operational phase

    Indiana Health Information Exchange remains at the forefront

    The key role HIE can play in value-based care

    Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN
    Email the author File: [email protected]

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