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File #: 21-059    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/7/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action: 1/12/2021
Title: Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) in the amount of $100,000 accepting unanticipated revenue for Health Information Technology, budget subunit 5560B, increasing Intergovernmental Revenue and Services and Supplies.
Attachments: 1. 20210112_a_CURES Contract 20-10406, 2. 20210112_atr_5560B.pdf
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: Appropriation Transfer Request to accept a grant from Department of Health Care Services for implementation of a Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Eligibility System

RECOMMENDATION:
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Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) in the amount of $100,000 accepting unanticipated revenue for Health Information Technology, budget subunit 5560B, increasing Intergovernmental Revenue and Services and Supplies.

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BACKGROUND:
On October 7th, 2020, Health IT was granted an award from Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to implement connections to the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES). This system is a database containing information about Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substance prescriptions dispensed to patients, as reported by the dispensing pharmacy, clinic, or other dispenser pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 11165(d). The CURES Program grants authorized prescribers and dispensers access to query the CURES database to assist them in their efforts to ensure appropriate prescribing, ordering, administering, furnishing, and dispensing of controlled substances to individuals under their care.

CURES is currently available through modern Electronic Health Record systems, however many of the providers with whom San Mateo County Health (SMCH) shares patients either do not have such systems or do not have the resources to implement and maintain CURES connections. DHCS is providing funding to Qualified Health Information Organizations such as San Mateo County Connected Care (SMCCC) to implement and maintain these connections to better control system access.

DISCUSSION:
Facilitating this level of data access and data sharing for organizations with whom S...

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