Why We Need a ‘Digital Health Data Safety Net’

Lessons from Meaningful Use on achieving digital equity for all providers This year has felt like the start of another seismic shift in healthcare infrastructure. 

The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) is advancing nationwide exchange and interoperability by designating an initial set of Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs) to connect existing and emerging…

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Are You Ready for the January 2024 CalHHS Data Exchange Framework (DxF) Deadline?

2024 will undoubtedly be another year focused on advancing health and social services data sharing and connecting the California health ecosystem to transform care delivery in our state. We are already implementing CalAIM, which requires robust data sharing to achieve the goals of providing seamless care coordination for the most vulnerable of our Medi-Cal population.…

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Can Hospital ADT Notifications Change the Game For Value-Based Care? One Aledade Case Study Shows What is Possible

When hospitals communicate with primary care physicians, good things can happen for patients and their doctors Data is not the same as information. Physicians often tell us they want greater insight into their patients’ health care experiences, not necessarily more data – unfiltered records, often crowded with unhelpful “noise” – but deeper and more actionable…

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Data Sharing Agreement: Spotlight on Qualified Health Information Organizations (QHIOs)

This month, the CalHHS Center for Data Insights and Innovation (CDII) held two online events highlighting its upcoming release of applications for organizations to become QHIOs. QHIOs will be designated by the State as having demonstrated their ability to meet Data Exchange Framework (DxF) requirements and help all signatories of the Data Sharing Agreement (DSA)—including providers, health plans, social service…

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Manifest MedEx FAQs to Support Health Plans Meet AB 133 Data Sharing Requirements

Most health care organizations in California are required to share health information in real-time with each other by January 31, 2024, under the CalHHS Data Exchange Framework.  Manifest MedEx is one of the only nonprofit health information organizations (HIOs) in California that regularly aggregates, normalizes, matches, and shares clinical data, including lab, social drivers of…

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CEO of Manifest MedEx Talks Need for Seamlessly Connected ADT Network in California

As healthcare systems attempt to keep pace with the transformation of the digital age, lapses in data collection create additional challenges for patients and providers in California. Erica Galvez, CEO of Manifest MedEx—California’s largest nonprofit health information organization—highlighted the need for providers to access ADT (admission, discharge, and transfer) data regarding patients. Galvez wove her way…

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