California Health eQuality (CHeQ), a program of the Institute for Population Health Improvement at the University of California, Davis, is a catalyst of Health Information Exchange (HIE) for California.
Funded by the California Health and Human Services Agency, and under the auspices of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) State HIE Cooperative Agreement, CHeQ is promoting coordinated care through health information exchange. Programs including a trusted exchange environment, improved public health capacity for electronic reporting, HIE acceleration funding opportunities, and the monitoring of HIE adoption lay a foundation for improved quality of care for all Californians.
By enabling providers and patients to securely access personal health information electronically, health information exchange (HIE) is a critical component of success in health care reform, public and population health management, patient engagement, and cost control. CHeQ is providing program and business operation support to implement HIE Programs across California by:
Building a Trusted Exchange Environment
Improving Public Health Capacity
Accelerating HIE Adoption
Monitoring HIE Progress
While there is still much to be accomplished, significant progress has been made in a number of these areas that will have a lasting impact on healthcare for Californians.