Listed below are links to eHealth and education resources that you may find useful.
California Regional Extension Centers
Regional Extension Centers (RECs) are non-profit organizations funded by the HITECH act, which offer programs and services designed to help clinical providers transition from paper-based practices to electronic health records.
California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (CalHIPSO) is a not-for-profit joint venture between the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), the California Medical Association (CMA) and the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH). CalHIPSO helps providers in California navigate the complicated world of electronic health record adoption and meaningful use.
Health Information Technology Extension Center for Los Angeles County (HITEC-LA) is dedicated to helping Los Angeles County health care providers implement and meaningfully use electronic health records (EHRs) by providing high quality, personalized technical assistance.
CalOptima Regional Extension Center (COREC) provides subsidized technical assistance to eligible Orange County providers in selecting, implementing, and achieving meaningful use of an electronic health record (EHR)
The American Indian/Alaska Native National Regional Extension Center (AIAN REC) for California Tribal and Urban Health Programs is housed at the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) in Sacramento, CA. The AI/AN National REC - CA will work with both commercial off-the shelf (COTS) and Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) EHR users in California to support them in adopting, implementing, or upgrading to a certified EHR and provide them with supplemental resources and guidance to achieve Meaningful Use.
California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC)
CTRC produces guides and materials that incorporate best practices in telehealth to meet the needs of a variety of telemedicine programs. These publications provide practical guidance, tool and templates and are designed to support the Seven Step Program Development process. CTRC is nationally recognized as one of six federally designated Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) around the country. Click here to learn more about the TRCs.
Center for Connected Health Policy
The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is a non-profit planning and strategy organization working to integrate telehealth technologies into California's health care system.
Center for Health and Technology - Telehealth Education Program
The UC Davis Health System Center for Health and Technology (CHT) has developed a curriculum that embraces a multidisciplinary approach while incorporating discussion, lecture and hands-on training. A one-day Executive Overview and a two-day Telemedicine Course are offered throughout the year.
CalHIPSO is a not-for-profit joint venture between the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), the California Medical Association (CMA) and the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH). As the largest of 62 federally designated Regional Extension Centers (REC), serving 56 of California's 58 counties, CalHIPSO helps providers in California navigate the complicated world of electronic health record adoption and meaningful use.
Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff
A professional development resource and tool for creating services and partnerships that lead to healthier communities.
Continuing Medical Education
The Office of Continuing Medical Education at UC Davis Health System offers physicians and other health-care professionals educational opportunities that foster excellence in patient care. For free online activities including Regularly Scheduled Series/"Grand Rounds" conferences visit the CME Web site.
ExploreHealth web portal developed in partnership with UC Davis Health System and the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) to provide Californians in traditionally underserved areas with reliable and up-to-date online consumer health information and tools. To enter the web portal, click here.
Health Informatics Education
As information technology becomes more integral to health care, the demand for health professionals who can fully utilize and add value to clinical and public health data is growing. The UC Davis Health Informatics Program provides graduate and certificate level programs for preparing professionals to work in data rich environments.
Infopeople functions as the training arm for the California State Library. Trainings are open to all members of the California library community - academic, public, school, and special. Six, self-paced online modules to help librarians and library staff increase their knowledge to provide outstanding consumer health services and extend the role of the library with regard to building healthy communities can be accessed here.
National School of Applied Telehealth
The National School of Applied TeleHealth (NSAT) provides healthcare information and education for providers and consumers through the development of a virtual “School for Applied Telehealth”. NSAT certification courses will teach the essentials of TeleHealth and prepare individuals to become valuable members of a Telemedicine Team.