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.
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)
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.