California Creates New Health Information Exchange. How do we know if our personal data is safe?
It was in the 1980s, in the midst of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. Today, I see many of the same obstacles. Critical data gaps hamper everything from our response to the COVID-19 pandemic to our ability to quickly support Californians on the path to wildfires and other natural disasters. It is slowing progress in addressing mental illness, addiction and homelessness, and making it harder to achieve health equity across the state.