California Data Exchange Framework

Rapid data exchange within the health care delivery system is integral to achieving equitable, patient-centered care for all Californians. The California Quality Collaborative (CQC) supports the California Health and Human Services Agency’s Data Exchange Framework (DxF), the first-ever statewide data sharing agreement, because it will accelerate and expand the exchange of health information among health care entities, government agencies and social service programs. Find the most up-to-date resources and events on the Connecting For Better Health Hub

DxF implementation is a multi-year process that has involved extensive stakeholder engagement. With stakeholders, the California Health and Human Services Agency’s Center for Data Insights and Innovation (CDII) has published a data sharing agreement and associated policies and procedures that explain the “rules of the road” for data sharing in California, and these materials will be continuously updated as needs change and standards evolve. There is also a mandate that certain specified entities sign the DSA by January 31, 2023 and begin sharing data by January 31, 2024.

CQC is part of a multi-association collaborative promoting participation in the DxF. Get more information, including timelines and updates, here.

Additional information is also available from the California Medical Association.