October 18, 2013 -- CalOHII has awarded contracts to three organizations to participate in an electronic personal health record (PHR) demonstration project. Nothing currently exists to aid health information service providers (HISPs)/health information organizations (HIOs) or providers in evaluating the suitability of PHRs for inclusion in their delivery of care. The pilot will help establish policies and procedures for identifying use cases and the specific conditions for trusted exchange that includes PHRs.
Awardees and a summary of their projects follow:
Additions to Health Information Exchange Mark Shift From Federally Funded Initiative
To Independent Community Entity Designed to Improve Local Healthcare
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2013 – San Diego Regional Health Information Exchange (SDRHIE) has a new name and two new major participants. The federally funded HIE has evolved into an independent, community-supported organization, San Diego Health Connect, which today announced that Scripps Health and Sharp HealthCare have signed agreements to participate in directing the exchange.
The Beacon community program was designed to drive investment in health IT infrastructure, and as the three-year grant-funded projects come to an end this fall, a wide range of achievements have been recognized.
Janhavi Kirtane Fritz, acting director of the program for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, led a webinar detailing some of the impressive results, including new exchange capabilities, performance improvement, technology deployment and regional learning.