CHA News Article

California’s HIE Program Moves
Institute for Population Health Improvement recruited to implement HIE programs

The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) announced late Wednesday that the Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) has been recruited to implement the Health Information Exchange (HIE) programs under the state’s Cooperative Grant Agreement with the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). ONC provides federal funding to states and “state-designated entities” to establish and implement statewide HIE networks. Cal eConnect became California’s state-designated governance entity in March 2010. CHHS will work in partnership with Cal eConnect to transition the HIE programs to IPHI, part of the UC Davis Health System, under the direction of Kenneth Kizer, MD, MPH. Attached is the CHHS press release.