Lessons from California: Public-Private Collaborations to Foster Data Exchange

Room 3 (Pearl 3)
Like many states, California is currently addressing historical injustices in its health and social services systems. The state is addressing these issues through efforts such as CalAIM, the state’s Medicaid transformation initiative, while also tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts require robust data sharing across organizations in the state.

Advancing health equity is one of the core guiding principles undergirding the Data Exchange Framework being developed for the state. The Framework will guide the state’s strategy and implementation for the data-sharing mandate that takes effect in 2023. In its drive to achieve health equity, California has taken a highly collaborative approach to developing the Data Exchange Framework that should serve as a model for other states–both in terms of the state’s stakeholder engagement process and recent industry collaborations.

In this session, representatives from state government, HIE and policy and advocacy groups will reveal how the recently released Data Exchange Framework and other recent policy developments and proposals in California will improve data sharing to advance health equity across the state and highlight the collaboration needed to achieve success.