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Electronic Health Records: Sharing Data to Advance the Safety Net

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
12:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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Join SCG to hear about how Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) enable health organizations to access and share clinical data for individual patients with other health care personnel. 

HIEs have the potential to improve patient safety and outcomes, increase the efficiency of care, and prevent the unnecessary duplication of tests.

Dr. Anish Mahajan, who is leading HIE efforts in LA County, will share an overview and history of Health Information Exchanges, as well as lessons learned through his work at Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services.

We’ll also hear from UniHealth Foundation Senior Program Officer Jennifer Vanore, PhD, about the Foundation’s support of data sharing and information exchange platforms in the healthcare field.

Together we’ll address how funders can more effectively assess HIE-related proposals.

Electronic health records and systems have proliferated as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals, clinics and other providers now utilize customized systems to document and track patient health. Yet, many of these records cannot be shared or easily exchanged when patients are discharged from a hospital, visit their primary care provider or seek assistance with mental health needs.

As Dr. Mahajan explained in JAMA Internal Medicine online in March 2016, “Medicaid managed care is another potentially important focus for health information exchange. In Los Angeles County, almost 3 million people are enrolled in Medicaid managed care.”

He also noted that in recent years, billions of dollars have been invested in developing technical standards for health information exchanges by providing incentives for their adoption and creating a national infrastructure for them. Many of these investments have been made by health care foundations here in the Southern California region. However, uncertainty remains about whether all HIE benefits can be achieved.

We hope you can join your health care funder peers for this timely conversation.

SCG members: no cost to particpate
Non-members: $100

Who May Attend:
Current SCG members and other grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.

Non-members: If you already have an SCG account, log in to register. If you do not have an account, please contact [email protected] for eligibility requirements.

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