CalOHII Releases State Health Information Guidance

The California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) recently released State Health Information Guidance (SHIG) on sharing sensitive health information. SHIG provides information on when, where, and why mental health and substance use disorder information can be exchanged and provides clarification of relevant state and federal laws. This guidance will provide counties necessary information to enhance data sharing among providers, care coordinators, social services, law enforcement, and payers.

CalOHII is offering two informational webinars in July to explain how the SHIG can be implemented across your organization. More information on the SHIG and upcoming webinars is available here. Individuals may also contact CalOHII at SHIGinformation@ohi.ca.gov.