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File #: 20-111    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/4/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with San Diego Health Connect to provide technical expertise and an Emergency Medical Services connector for the term of March 10, 2020 through September 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $376,380.
Attachments: 1. 20200310_r_San Diego Health Connect, 2. 20200310_a_San Diego Health Connect
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Stephen Dean, Chief Information Officer, San Mateo County Health

Subject: Agreement with San Diego Health Connect for an Emergency Medical Services Connector

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with San Diego Health Connect to provide technical expertise and an Emergency Medical Services connector for the term of March 10, 2020 through September 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $376,380.

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BACKGROUND:
On January 30, 2019, the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) released a grant funding opportunity to develop and implement interoperable health information exchange (HIE) between emergency ambulance service providers and hospitals/electronic health records via HIE organizations. This local assistance grant funding opportunity promotes interoperability and supports collaborative solutions to integrate prehospital emergency medical services as a critical component of the health care system into the HIE landscape, consistent with directions from California Department of Health Care Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. EMSA conducted a successful grant pilot program with San Diego Health Connect (SDHC) to develop and implement an emergency medical services connector for San Diego County. As such, EMSA recommended grant applicants include the work already completed by SDHC in their grant applications.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division of San Mateo County Health (SMCH) submitted an EMSA grant application that included using the SDHC emergency medical services connector and was awarded the grant. On November 12, 2019, the Board approved the grant with EMSA, including the County's receipt of associated funding.

DISCUSSION:
SDHC's emergency medical services connector will allow hospitals, emergency department...

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