California has had strong leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic. But, like other states, we are struggling to get COVID-19 data right.
Between the disclosure of a missing backlog of a quarter of a million lab results and announcement of a $15.3 million six-month contract with Optum to fix COVID-19 data, California is reckoning with health information issues.
With decisive action, these current challenges will be fixed. This crisis could also bring deeper and more fundamental change. Not just duct tape patches, but bold new investments in modern technology – the sort of agile innovation surge that turned initial launch failure of Healthcare.gov in 2013 into a platform used by 8.3 million people today. What would this look like in California?
Read full article by Claudia Williams, CEO, Manifest MedEx, published in CalMatters.