HIE Toolkit for Provider Decision Making
CalHIPSO has developed an “HIE Toolkit for Provider Decision Making” (pdf) to support provider organizations that have installed an EHR in considering their Health Information Exchange (HIE) options in a structured way. This toolkit was developed with funding from the Department of Commerce's Broadband Technology Opportunities program (award No. 06-43-B10584).
CalHIPSO conducted customized HIE training sessions with nine of the designated Model eHealth Communities. The content for this generalized toolkit was generated through these training sessions. The toolkit will be implemented with a rural ACO in May-June 2013 before it is finalized. Please contact CalHIPSO if you are interested in learning more or have feedback on the toolkit.
eHealth Broadband Adoption
UC Davis Health System and the California Telehealth Network is pleased to be the recipient of a Sustainable Broadband Adoption grant through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The Sustainable Broadband Adoption grant is designed to foster eHealth broadband adoption. There are three important components to this project. They are:
- Support for the initial implementation of the California Telehealth Network management services, technical training for member sites and transition to a long term sustainability model.
- Development of an extensive training program will raise broadband application literacy of healthcare providers, community college instructors, public safety/county health officers, local librarians and consumers.
- Establishment of Model Communities (MCs) to demonstrate successful transition to to technology-enabled healthcare.
Update on the Model eHealth Communities
We are pleased to announce that the 15 Model eHealth Communities have been selected. The Broadband Adoption Model eHealth Communities Awards are designed to assist California communities in becoming best-practice examples in the use and integration of technology to improve health and health care for local residents. The communities were identified through a rigorous selection process that required each applicant to meet certain criteria and demonstrate collaborative ideas and activities to help address complex health-delivery issues. The funds will be used to acquire eHealth technologies and telehealth equipment to connect with the broadband system that California Telehealth Network is now establishing around the state. These eHealth Communities span more than 25 counties in rural, urban, suburban and frontier regions of Northern, Central and Southern California. The communities are proposing the adoption of a number of diverse eHealth applications including specialty and critical care consults, remote health management, consumer health education, continuing education, and health care work force development that are collectively designed to improve health care and quality of life for their local residents.
We would like to congratulate these communities:
Alameda County Health Services Agency, Model eHealth Community (Alameda County)
Access El Dorado (ACCEL) (El Dorado County)
California Rural Indian Health Board Model eHealth Community (multiple rural Indian Health Clinics throughout CA)
College of the Siskiyous, Siskiyous eHealth Collaborative (Siskiyou, Lassen and Shasta Counties)
Community Hospital of San Bernardino, Model eHealth Community Project (San Bernardino County)
Connecting to Care, Modoc County Model eHealth Community (Modoc County)
Connecting to Care, Sierra-Nevada Model eHealth Cancer Community (Sierra, Nevada and Plumas Counties)
Center for Technology Innovation & Wellbeing, Model eHealth Community for the Ageing - Southern California (Los Angeles)
LA Care Health Plan, LA Model eHealth Community (Los Angeles)
North Coast Clinics Network, Model eHealth Community (Humboldt County)
Plumas District Hospital, Model eHealth Community (Plumas County)
Redwood MedNet, Model eHealth Community - North Coast (Humboldt, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties)
Southern Sierra Telehealth Network Community (Inyo, Kern and Mono Counties)
UC San Francisco, San Francisco Model eHealth Community (City of San Francisco)
Venice Family Clinic Model eHealth Community (Los Angeles)
eHealth Broadband Adoption Training
This comprehensive training is an innovative collaboration between academia, community-based educators, instructional design experts and tribal representatives. The training curriculum is designed to support the transition to technology-enabled health and health care. The course modules include the following:
- California Telehealth Network Orientation (4 lessons)
- Telehealth (24 lessons)
- Consumer Health Informatics (6 lessons)
- Clinical Health Informatics (6 lessons)
- Electronic Health Records/ Health Information Exchange Adoption (12 lessons)
- Broadband Adoption (4 lessons)
- Change Management (8 lessons)
We invite you to visit the online eHealth Broadband Adoption Training site and determine the most appropriate modules for your purposes. The site login page provides directions for new user access (username and password). Curricula will also be leveraged for consumer education through public libraries, community colleges and local extension centers.