CalOHII is committed to supporting secure health information movement in California.

The California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) continues to support better health outcomes in California. CalOHII Director Pamela Lane explains:

"CalOHII's work is focused on making confidential health information available when and where it's needed. In past years, the focus has been on the federal Health Information Exchange grant project to move patient information securely to providers, payers, and patients themselves. We are now focused on expanding those 'lessons learned' to coordinate data exchange among State departments that manage patient information."

This website is organized for the ease of the user — tools and resources under each tab were chosen to meet the needs of a specific stakeholder audience.  These resources include documents, useful links, references, and videos.

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News & Publications 

The January-March 2015, issue of the HIPAA In Focus is now available. This issue includes the Deputy Secretary’s Corner, release of the draft State Health Information Policy Manual (SHIPM), and an update on the development of the Compliance Review Program. View the In Focus newsletter here.

January  2015 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will host two informational sessions to announce a funding opportunity that will support pilots to improve access and continuity of care for patients in opioid treatment programs (OTPs). The pilots will implement health information technology (HIT) to assist patients in sharing their health information with other providers to provide improved continuity of care in the event of an emergency or other service disruption. These pilots will incorporate the Data Segmentation for Privacy (DS4P) standards. The information sessions will present an overview of the opportunity, followed by a questions & answer session.  The request for applications for this program will be formally released on February 15, 2015.

For more information on DS4P:



For News Archive

  •  CHILI

    The California Health Information Law Identification (CHILI) search tool assists in identifying California statutes and regulations related to the privacy, access, and security of individually identifiable health information.

  •  Security Tool

    The HIPAA Security Toolkit is designed to assist medium to small providers with understanding HIPAA security standards requirements and for them to ascertain their organization’s HIPAA security needs.

    Security Tool
  •  MMPA

    The Model Modular Participants Agreement (MMPA) is a tool that is intended to help reduce the cost barrier associated with the development of individual contract language for organizations seeking to participate in electronic health information exchange.

  •  HIPAA Authorization Form

    The HIPAA Authorization for Release of Information Form is for use by California persons and organizations when releasing individually identifiable health information.

    HIPAA Authorization Form
  •  Patient Authorization Guidance Tool

    The Patient Authorization Guidance Tool is designed to help healthcare providers determine when they need to obtain a patient's authorization to send that patient's information to another provider for treatment purposes.

    Patient Authorization Guidance Tool