Welcome to Our New Website!
Learn about our work:
Under a federally-funded State HIE Cooperative Agreement grant (grant), the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) has worked to advance the secure movement of electronic health records, while ensuring that the data are protected and exchanged under strict medical privacy and confidentiality standards.
As the grant is ending, California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Health Information Deputy Secretary and CalOHII Director, Pamela Lane, explains how CalOHII's work will continue to support better health and outcomes in California:
"CalOHII's work is focused on making confidential health information available when and where it's needed. For the past four years, the focus has been on the grant project to move patient information securely to providers, payers, and patients themselves. Now we'll work on expanding those 'lessons learned' to coordinate data exchange among State departments that manage patient information."
For a full article on how CalOHII is changing its focus and redesigning the webpage to reflect this, see CalOHII Looks to the Future.
Following are CalOHII’s Vision and Mission as we go forward:
Advance interoperability and integrity of:
- the right health data;
- for the right patient;
- at the right time and place; and
- for the right reason.
Health Information is available for the well-being of all Californians.
Enhance individual and population health outcomes through results-oriented programs.
Ensure secure data access that protects patient privacy and data integrity.
Engage patient and families as partners in care.
News & Publications
The Legacy of California's State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program
02/10/2014 by eHeatlh
“The Legacy of California’s State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program” summarizes significant changes and improvements resulting from the HITECH Cooperative Agreement that will have lasting impact on California’s healthcare landscape. The multimedia report includes text and brief video commentary from California HIE leaders. An infographic accompanies the report and provides a visual summary of achievements that continue to stimulate HIE in California for years to come....Read More
HIE Poised to Transform Pre-Hospital Care in California
01/31/2014 by eHealth
The transfer of patients from ambulances to emergency rooms is one of the most critical and information-dependent points in healthcare. Hour-old information is considered useless. CalOHII and the State Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) launched a project to ensure that HIE becomes an integral part of California’s emergency medical services and these services are recognized for aiding continuity of care. Read more…
CHeQ offers 1000 free Direct Accounts via CADirect by Axesson - get connected today
01/07/2014 by CHeQ
Recognizing the need for low cost, easily implemented, intuitive HIE options for widely distributed rural providers, California Direct will enable ambulatory providers, clinics, and hospitals to engage in HIE with inexpensive Direct accounts – offered free in 2014 to the first 1,000 participating rural providers. Interested urban providers may subscribe to the service for a small fee. Read more...
- NATE Pilot Facilitates Online Data Exchange Between Patients and Providers
12/13/2013 by National Association for Trusted Exchange
Helping patients make their medical records more portable so they can coordinate their care online across multiple providers is the goal of an innovative pilot project currently involving three states, five health information organizations, and three personal health record (PHR) companies. Read more...