The California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (CalHIPSO) was formed through a partnership among three of California’s largest health care provider organizations – the California Medical Association (CMA), the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), and California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH).
CalHIPSO’s primary objective is to enable safety net providers, including small and solo practice physicians and community clinics, to adopt electronic health records (EHRs) and to use health information technology to improve their practices and prepare for payment reform. CalHIPSO is the largest of the 62 federally-designated Regional Extension Centers (RECs), which were created through the 2009 Stimulus Act to provide on-the-ground technical assistance to help providers implement EHRs and to achieve Meaningful Use of those systems.
Our Vision & Mission
CalHIPSO serves as California’s health information resource to support the effective use of electronic health information to continuously improve care quality and deliver efficient services.
Our Mission is to partner with California’s clinical providers to transform health care delivery through the effective use of technology to achieve high-quality, efficient health care services, support care coordination and promote health reform. Click on the following to learn more about CalHIPSO – CalHIPSO fact sheet