California’s statewide data-sharing agreement involving healthcare entities, government agencies, and social service programs beginning in 2024
Manifest MedEx is the first health information exchange in California to announce it intends to apply for designation as a Qualified Health Information Organization (QHIO) in the state’s Data Exchange Framework (DxF).
The statewide data-sharing agreement involving healthcare entities, government agencies, and social service programs begins in 2024.
A QHIO is a health information organization that has demonstrated its ability to meet DxF data exchange requirements. Under California law passed in 2021, most healthcare organizations are required to share health data as defined by the DxF so that every resident in the state can benefit from seamlessly coordinated care and services regardless of where they live or seek care. For many healthcare organizations without the current technical capability to meet the DxF requirements, a QHIO can help them securely participate in the DxF as permitted and required.
“Manifest MedEx has long been committed to advancing interoperability and health data-sharing across California in service to patients and their care teams,” said Jarrod McNaughton, board chair of Manifest MedEx and CEO of Inland Empire Health Plan, in a statement. “Becoming a QHIO is an important step in enabling and supporting the high-quality health data infrastructure our state needs to ensure all Californians get the care they need, and no one falls through the cracks.”
Read the full article published in Healthcare Innovation.