CalOHII is currently administering three Demonstration Projects, all focused on evaluating various consent policies. All three projects are currently in the evaluation test period. Early findings from the assessment show:
- When offered the choice, a large majority of patients elect to share their health information electronically.
- Both opt-in and opt-out are effective means of managing consent, when implemented successfully as part of a comprehensive privacy and security framework.
- The success of a consent management policy depends on numerous factors, including provider engagement, training and education of provider and office staff, patient demographics, and HIE governance.
A detailed analysis and recommendations will be included in the legislative report to be released at the end of 2013.
For specifics on each our demonstration projects, please click on their logos.
The San Diego Regional Healthcare Information Exchange includes the only academic medical school in the region (UC San Diego Health System), two large health systems in San Diego County (Scripps Health and Sharp Healthcare), the only pediatric hospital (Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego), the VA Medical Center, Naval Medical Center, and all Federally Qualified Health Center clinics in the San Diego community. Additional partners include the County Public Health Department, San Diego City Emergency Medical Services agency, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and San Diego State School of Public Health.
As one of the oldest and most advanced multi-stakeholder exchanges in the country, the Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange connects a diverse set of healthcare organizations, such as large IPA, hospitals, public health clinics, County Detention, national and regional reference labs, imaging centers, and safety net clinics. More than 1.2 million web transactions occur each month on the HIE and more than 120,000 clinical documents consisting of lab results, electronic prescriptions, refill requests, pre-treatment authorizations, orders, referrals, consult letters, H&P, radiology reports and transcribed documents are exchanged.
The Inland Empire Health Information Exchange is a collaborative of hospitals, medical centers, medical groups, clinics, IPAs, health plans, public health and other healthcare providers bringing needed technology to access and securely share electronic patient records for the more than 4.2 million residents of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. IEHIE helps providers take advantage of technology to improve care coordination and outcomes in a region that is challenged with poor patient access and poor health ratings. IEHIE is one of the largest HIE’s in the country and has successfully achieved financial self-sustainability.
Last updated May 2nd, 2013