0530 Health, Human Services Agency, Secy
0280 - SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The Secretary for California Health and Human Services Agency provides the Governor with the highest level of advice on state health, human services and related budget policy issues. The Secretary also provides the highest level of leadership and oversight of the agency-wide efforts to promote the health and well-being of a growing and increasingly diverse California population.
0285 - THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF HEALTH INFORMATION INTEGRITY
The California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII), under the direction of Assistant Director, is responsible for statewide leadership, coordination, policy formation, direction, and oversight responsibilities for federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. As the leading resource for providing HIPAA expertise to the State of California, CalOHII exercises full authority relative to state entities to establish policy, provide direction to state entities, monitor progress and report on implementation efforts based on state and federal laws. In addition, CalOHII promotes the development of standards to facilitate and expand electronic health information exchange as HIPAA privacy and security standards correlate with the baseline standards for the exchange.
0290 - OFFICE OF SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
This Office provides project management services for automation projects for the Health and Human Services Agency, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Health Care Services, and the Health Benefit Exchange, including:
- Appeals Case Management System
- California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System Project.
- Case Management, Information and Payrolling System II
- Child Welfare Services/Case Management System
- Child Welfare Services - New System
- Electronic Benefit Transfer System
- Statewide Automated Welfare System
- Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System
- Welfare Data Tracking Implementation Project
0295 - OFFICE OF THE PATIENT ADVOCATE
The mission of the Office of the Patient Advocate is to improve the access to and quality of health care services by promoting transparency and accountability. The Office of the Patient Advocate is mandated to produce a number of public reports on health care service topics. Current reporting activities include:
- Online Annual Health Care Quality Report Cards on health plans and medical groups,
- A Baseline Review and annual report on the State Consumer Assistance Call Centers and health care complaint data,
- Online Timely Access Compliance report on California Department of Managed Health Care health care services plans and providers, and
- Model protocols for State Consumer Assistance Call Centers.