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. My career has focused on building transformative systems for healthcare change. And that is what we have built together over the last five years. Manifest MedEx is an innovative, impactful non-profit…

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Op-Ed: California needs clinical data to see the most vulnerable

Accessing health care in California can be a hurdle in itself. For our low-income, unhoused and vulnerable citizens, many of whom make up the 14 million Californians enrolled in Medi-Cal, finding and returning regularly to a usual source of care can be challenging. In my region of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, about 30% of our population…

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Data Exchange Framework Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #8

Stakeholders call for closing key gaps in Data Sharing Agreement and Policies: Health Information Organization (HIO) funding, proactive data sharing, and process to qualify HIOs  At the eighth meeting of the Data Exchange Framework (DxF) Stakeholder Advisory Group, members discussed the latest draft of the Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) and initial policies and procedures (P&Ps)…

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Evolution California: Accelerating Health Data Reform from First Mile to Last Mile

Join California and national healthcare policy makers, leaders, coalitions, and community stakeholders for open and bold conversations about catalyzing health data for equitable, person-centered, and effective health care. Hear from front-line leaders and policy makers about how to forge the data ecosystem and utility infrastructure of the future, harness powerful insights from health data, tackle healthcare equity…

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Data Exchange Framework Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #7

Different views on Data Exchange Framework (DxF) governance… In the most recent DxF Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting earlier this month, members of the DxF Stakeholder Advisory Group discussed California Health and Human Services Agency’s (CalHHS) proposal to delegate DxF oversight, enforcement, and/or rulemaking authority to a separately appointed “HIE Policy Board” that would not include…

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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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Data Exchange Framework Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #6

“Do’s and Don’ts” to advance data sharing in California   At the March meeting of the Data Exchange Framework (DxF) Stakeholder Advisory Group, the California Health and Humans Services Agency (CalHHS) presented a proposed governance model for overseeing DxF implementation. Manifest MedEx joined other Advisory Group members urging clarity on the data sharing agreement (DSA) and…

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MX Letter to the California Health and Human Services Agency

In response to the Data Sharing Agreement draft shared by the California Health and Human Services Agency, Manifest MedEx has identified missing key components needed to effectively implement the data sharing mandates enacted in AB 133. We also strongly recommend that the full draft agreement and related binding policies be shared with and reviewed by…

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