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File #: 19-1301    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/8/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action: 1/28/2020
Title: Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) to increase the Emergency Medical Services Agency, 5600B, budget by $1,350,000 and related transfer of funds to the Health Information Technology unit budget by $1,300,000 for FY 2019-20 to expand the Health Information Exchange.
Attachments: 1. 20200128_att_MOU_EMS_HIT, 2. 20200128_ATR_20-023_EMS_HIT
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: 4/5 Vote

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Travis Kusman, Director, Emergency Medical Services

Subject: Appropriation Transfer Request for Expansion of the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Project

RECOMMENDATION:
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Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) to increase the Emergency Medical Services Agency, 5600B, budget by $1,350,000 and related transfer of funds to the Health Information Technology unit budget by $1,300,000 for FY 2019-20 to expand the Health Information Exchange.

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BACKGROUND:
The State California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) made grant funding available for the local development and implementation of secure data sharing between emergency medical services field providers and designated 9-1-1 receiving hospitals via Health Information Exchange (HIE) systems. San Mateo County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded and was selected through a competitive process to receive grant funds.

On November 12, 2019 the Board authorized an agreement between EMSA and EMS to accept $1,500,000 in grant funding to develop a locally based HIE among participating 9-1-1 system care providers and hospitals, known as +EMS SAFR.

DISCUSSION:
The EMS Agency will lead a collaborative effort with Health Information Technology (HIT) division on development and implementation of +EMS SAFR. This ATR increases the EMS budget to account for acceptance of grant funds and allows EMS and HIT to apply grant funds towards +EMS SAFR project administration and deliverables.

FISCAL IMPACT:
This ATR does the following: 1) increases the total 5600B budget by $1,350,000 for FY 2019-20 Adopted Budget; and 2) increases the 5560B budget by $1,300,000 in the FY 2019-20 Adopted Budget. Funding of $50,000 is retained in EMS for project management. Funding in Health IT will be used for additional staffing and contract expens...

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