On April 28, 2021, Cal-IHEA and Connecting for Better Health convened a panel of experts for an interactive discussion on data sharing to advance health equity. The session highlighted the need for a statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) in California to facilitate data exchange to improve care coordination and respond to public health emergencies. By securely collecting and sharing data related to race, ethnicity, and language, interventions can target vulnerable communities to effectively address health disparities. The panel also discussed the importance of establishing trust, and offered insights on how policy can support sustainable interoperability and data exchange.
This briefing proceeding provides key takeaways from our speakers: Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein (UCSF), Dr. Alice Chen (Covered California), Rhonda Smith (California Black Health Network), and moderated by Dr. Hector Rodriguez (Cal-IHEA). The briefing was the second of a three part series on HIE and Public Health, and the webinar was co-hosted by Cal-IHEA and the Connecting for Better Health Coalition. View the full webinar here.