CalOHII is committed to supporting secure health information movement in California.

The California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) continues to support better health outcomes in California. CalOHII Director Pamela Lane explains:

"CalOHII's work is focused on making confidential health information available when and where it's needed. In past years, the focus has been on the federal Health Information Exchange grant project to move patient information securely to providers, payers, and patients themselves. We are now focused on expanding those 'lessons learned' to coordinate data exchange among State departments that manage patient information."

This website is organized for the ease of the user — tools and resources under each tab were chosen to meet the needs of a specific stakeholder audience.  These resources include documents, useful links, references, and videos.

Please share your feedback and comments, and let us know if there is anything else we should include in our website by emailing us at OHI Comments at


News & Publications 

08/20/2014 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invites you to register for the 2014 Annual Consumer Health IT Summit on September 15th in Washington DC. This exciting day-long event highlights public and private sector efforts to advance patient engagement by empowering people with their digital health data and technology. To register and get additional logistical details, visit:

08/08/2014 The latest issue of the HIPAA In Focus Newsletter was posted on the CalOHII website. CalOHII publishes the HIPAA In Focus Newsletter to provide guidance and resources to HIPAA-impacted State Departments. To view the current content edition please see Issue 08, August 2014


August 8, 2014 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH)  launched its Open Data Portal, which will allow user-friendly access to the data it collects about important public health issues. This data can be used to craft solutions to public health concerns while providing more transparency in government. 

The Portal, which is accessible from the CDPH website, provides the public with a single point-of-entry to data sources that can be used for reporting, creating Web tools and mobile applications (apps), and other uses


For News Archive

  •  CHILI

    The California Health Information Law Identification (CHILI) search tool assists in identifying California statutes and regulations related to the privacy, access, and security of individually identifiable health information.

  •  Security Tool

    The HIPAA Security Toolkit is designed to assist medium to small providers with understanding HIPAA security standards requirements and for them to ascertain their organization’s HIPAA security needs.

    Security Tool
  •  MMPA

    The Model Modular Participants Agreement (MMPA) is a tool that is intended to help reduce the cost barrier associated with the development of individual contract language for organizations seeking to participate in electronic health information exchange.

  •  HIPAA Authorization Form

    The HIPAA Authorization for Release of Information Form is for use by California persons and organizations when releasing individually identifiable health information.

    HIPAA Authorization Form
  •  Patient Authorization Guidance Tool

    The Patient Authorization Guidance Tool is designed to help healthcare providers determine when they need to obtain a patient's authorization to send that patient's information to another provider for treatment purposes.

    Patient Authorization Guidance Tool