EMSA Awards +EMS Grants

On January 30, 2019, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority (EMSA) released a grant funding opportunity to develop and implement interoperable health information exchange (HIE) between emergency ambulance service providers and hospitals/electronic health records via health information exchange organizations (HIOs). This local assistance grant funding opportunity promotes interoperability and supports collaborative solutions to integrate EMS as a critical component of the health care system into the health information exchange landscape consistent with State directions from California Department of Health Care Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

EMSA received six proposals by the due date of March 13, 2019. Each proposal was screened, reviewed, evaluated, and scored using the criteria in the solicitation. The following list identifies each applicant selected and amount recommended for funding by EMSA.

Applicant Agencies and Amounts Awarded:
OCPRHIO $2,500,000
Manifest Medex $4,900,000
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services EMS $2,000,000
SacValley Med Share $3,500,000
San Diego Health Connect $1,600,000
San Mateo County Health Services EMS $1,500,000

This notice is being mailed to all parties who submitted an application to this solicitation and is also posted on EMSA’s website at: http://www.emsa.ca.gov. For information, please contact Leslie Witten-Rood, hieems@emsa.ca.gov.

Leslie Witten-Rood
HIE in EMS Project Manager

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