Healthcare IT News September 16, 2022
Mike Miliard

A new law in the Golden State requires providers, payers and public health agencies to participate in real-time information sharing by 2024. Timi Leslie of Connecting for Better Health offers a perspective on that massive undertaking.

California is a very big state and boasts some of the world’s biggest and most leading-edge health systems. Because of its size, however, the Golden State’s health information exchange ecosystem is often fragmented and siloed, with many regional HIEs serving providers in their nearby footprint.

In July 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bill AB 133 into law. It requires healthcare organizations statewide to link up their data sharing capabilities. The legislation calls on healthcare stakeholders to determine the shape and policies of what that...

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