California Health Care Providers Embrace Major Expansion of Health Information Exchange as January Deadline Approaches for Signing the State’s First-Ever Data Sharing Agreement

CalHHS opened a new online portal this week that allows providers to sign on to California’s Data Sharing Agreement, which hospitals, physician organizations, health plans, laboratories, and other health care entities are required to sign by January 31, 2023. The Data Sharing Agreement is the first step in the state’s Data Exchange Framework, which was…

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“Achieving CA’s Public Health Goals with Collaborative Health Data Sharing” Webinar Recap

California is currently facing a public health crisis around congenital syphilis (CS), yet CS is 100% preventable with timely intervention and treatment. Health Information Organizations (HIOs) are in a unique position to make data and tools available to local public health jurisdictions (LHJs) and public health communicable disease teams for timely prevention, intervention, and treatment.…

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“Achieving Equity, Coordination, and Care – It All Starts With Data” Webinar Recap

COVID-19 has highlighted the deep disparities in health and health access plaguing our communities. It has also underscored that data gaps perpetuate inequities and block progress. Improving health equity requires quicker insights and better data. To address these issues, and succeed in California’s bold Medicaid transformation plans, Manifest MedEx hosted a discussion that emphasized the…

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Manifest MedEx Awarded Contract with the California Department of Public Health To Implement New Data System for the Surveillance and Public Health Information Reporting and Exchange (SaPHIRE)

Nonprofit health data network selected in competitive bid to collect and report lab results across the state to support public health efforts EMERYVILLE, Calif. – August 16, 2022. Manifest MedEx (MX), California’s largest nonprofit health data network, announced today that it has been contracted by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to implement a…

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Manifest MedEx Announces Erica Galvez as Chief Executive Officer

Former Chief Operations Officer brings more than 15 years of health information exchange and interoperability expertise to lead California’s largest nonprofit health data network EMERYVILLE, Calif. – July 19, 2022 – Manifest MedEx (MX), California’s leading health information network, announced today that Erica Galvez has been appointed as the new chief executive officer, assuming responsibilities…

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“Learning from Inland Empire: A Roadmap for Healthcare Transformation in CA” Webinar Recap

With all eyes on CalAIM and California’s pressing public health and health equity challenges, Manifest MedEx facilitated a discussion on how Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and other Inland Empire stakeholders are preparing to seize this opportunity for healthcare transformation, where there is near-universal data sharing among hospitals throughout the region. This enlightening conversation was…

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A Letter from Claudia Williams

Dear Friends,   As my time wraps up at Manifest MedEx, I’ve been reflecting on all that we’ve accomplished and the opportunities that lie ahead. You’re in wonderful hands with Erica Galvez as interim CEO, and I have deep confidence in the amazing Manifest MedEx team.   My career has focused on building transformative systems for healthcare…

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Governor Newsom Outlines a Bold Proposal to Accelerate Health Information Exchange in California

Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 budget includes an ambitious proposal to enhance health and improve healthcare in California by tying provider and plan participation in Medi-Cal, Covered California and CalPERS to participation in health information exchange. We applaud this strategy which copies successful models in other states including Maryland, Arizona, New York, North Carolina and the District…

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Combining Clinical and Claims Data Is the Future of HIE

This week, Manifest MedEx (MX) took a major step forward in bringing together California’s plans and providers, making claims data from Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross of California directly available alongside clinical data in our longitudinal patient records. Claims data are a powerful tool for providers working to reconcile medications, improve patient…

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