4140 Statewide Health Planning, Development
Program Descriptions


The Health Care Information Program sets standards for, collects, and maintains financial and utilization data from over 5,200 licensed health facilities in California, as well as comprehensive demographic, diagnostic, and treatment data for all patients discharged from licensed hospitals, treated in emergency departments, or having had an ambulatory surgery procedure in hospital surgical clinics. This information is used by health care policymakers, health care providers, health planners, public and private sector health care purchasers, researchers, consumers, and the media.