Health Information Management & Technology

CHA Prepares Fact Sheet on Data Sharing Agreement

The California Health and Human Services Agency has released the Data Sharing Agreement and related policies and procedures required under Assembly Bill (AB) 133. To assist members, CHA has prepared a fact sheet about the Data Sharing Agreement, open items still in consideration, and the next steps for the state.  

HHS Issues HIPAA Guidance for Audio-Only Telehealth Services

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidance on how covered health care providers and health plans can use remote communication technologies for audio-only telehealth in a HIPAA-compliant manner, including following the end of the national COVID-19 public health emergency.  

Revised State Budget Proposes Important Health Care Investments but Does Not Address Hospitals’ Inflationary Challenges

On May 13, Gov. Newsom released the May Revision with modifications to the proposed state budget he first presented in January. Tax revenue estimates have surged by $55 billion since the governor’s January budget proposal, creating a discretionary budgetary surplus of $49 billion and allowing the state to make new investments beyond what was proposed […]

CMS Innovation Center Outlines Strategy for Next 10 Years

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation issued a white paper outlining its strategic direction for the next 10 years.   According to the Center, the goal of the new strategy is to achieve equitable outcomes through high-quality, affordable, person-centered care, carried out through five strategic objectives:  Drive accountable care  Advance health equity  Support innovation  Address affordability  Partner to achieve system transformation   Additional information is available in an FAQ document and on the Innovation Center […]