​ Cal-HOP

To be launched in 2019, the California Health Information Exchange Onboarding Program (Cal-HOP) will provide funding to assist Medi-Cal providers access and use health information exchange technology to improve the quality and effectiveness of care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Cal-HOP will:

  • Increase the number of Medi-Cal providers that can exchange patient data via a Health Information Organization (HIO);

  • Expand the data-exchange capabilities of Medi-Cal providers already participating in HIOs; and

  • Facilitate Medi-Cal providers' access to the CURES prescription drug monitoring database.

Cal-HOP Webinars

At the January 8, 2019 “HIE Onboarding and Interoperability Summit” workshop, DHCS provided an overview of Cal-HOP. More information on the Cal-HOP overview held during the HIE Onboarding and Interoperability Summit is available in this Cal-HOP Workshop document


As a follow up to the workshop, DHCS hosted two webinars to explain and answer questions regarding Cal-HOP requirements, key components, funding and timelines.The slides and transcript from the Webinars are available below.

Program Description & HIO Requirements

On February 22, 2019, the Webinar addressed questions from the California Health Information Organizations (HIOs). 


Cal-HOP Description & HIO Requirement slides (PDF)

Cal-HOP Description & HIO Requirement transcript (PDF)

Program Description & Provider Requirements

On March 1, 2019, the Webinar addressed questions from Medi-Cal provider organizations. 


Cal-HOP Description & Provider Requirement slides (PDF)

Cal-HOP Description & Provider Requirement transcript (PDF)

Cal-HOP Documents

Letter of Interest (PDF) - As a condition to qualification for participation in the Cal-HOP program, HIO’s must submit letters of interest from 25 qualified provider practices (including a minimum of 2 hospitals). The following letter may be used as a template for these letters.  Please note: HIO’s will need to demonstrate a contractual relationship between themselves and qualified providers when submitting requests for funding.

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