CHA News Article

EMSA Receives Grant to Implement Health Information Exchange

The Emergency Medical Services Authority has received a grant from the California Office of Health Information Integrity to prepare emergency medical services (EMS) as part of the effort to implement health information exchange (HIE). The grant objectives include assessment of EMS systems for HIE readiness and identification of gaps; funding for several demonstration projects; and convening an EMS summit of multiple diverse stakeholders to develop a vision for the future of health information exchange in EMS. The summit is scheduled for Nov. 19-20 at the Westin Los Angeles, and hospitals are strongly encouraged to participate. More information and registration details are available in the attached brochure.