Unlocking Health Data for Better Care: The Role of QHIOs in CalAIM and Quality Initiatives

April 25, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:00AM PT

Qualified Health Information Organizations (QHIOs) go beyond technical milestones to embody digital equity. They function as essential health data utilities, serving historically marginalized entities including healthcare providers, health plans, Medicaid agencies, and public health departments. Through processing and analyzing extensive health data, QHIOs identify trends, enhance care quality, and support public health initiatives. As we navigate this landscape, let us recognize QHIOs not just as connectors but as architects of a healthier, more equitable California. Their mission aligns seamlessly with the vision of California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). Together, we can harness the full potential of health data for the benefit of all.

Presentation topics include:

  • Qualified Health Information Organizations (QHIO) roles in Quality and Population Health
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) – Why is it important?
  • What should the future represent?

Thursday, April 25, 2024: 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. (PT)

John Helvey
Executive Director
SacValley MedShare

John Helvey is a seasoned healthcare professional with over three decades of experience, currently residing in Chico, CA, with his beloved family. His extensive journey in the healthcare sector began at UCI Medical Center, where he honed his skills in OB/GYN, Anesthesiology, and the Institute for Brain Aging and Demen􀆟a. Transitioning to behavioral healthcare, John made significant contributions at Victor Treatment Centers, Victor Community Support Services, and North Valley Schools, showcasing his dedication to mental health advocacy. At Orchard Hospital, John served as the Chief Informa􀆟on Officer (CIO), overseeing critical departments such as Radiology, Laboratory, Pharmacy, HIM, and Engineering. His tenure exemplified his commitment to operational excellence and patient-centered care.

Driven by a personal mission to catalyze sustained improvement, John currently holds the position of Executive Director at SacValley MedShare, a prominent Northern California Health Informa􀆟on Exchange (HIE) serving over 25 counties. Additionally, he plays key roles as Vice-Chairman of the California Association of Health Informa􀆟on Exchanges (CAHIE) and Chairman of the California Interoperability Committee (CIC), underscoring his commitment to advancing healthcare technology and interoperability statewide.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

Please contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org if you have any questions.