About the Data Exchange Framework
Once implemented across California, the Data Exchange Framework (DxF) will create new connections and efficiencies among health and social services providers, improving whole-person care. The DxF is California’s first-ever statewide data sharing agreement that requires the secure and appropriate exchange of health and social services information to enable providers to work together and improve an individual’s health and wellbeing.
The DxF Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) is a signed agreement and shared commitment between hospitals, physician organizations and medical groups, skilled nursing facilities, health plans and disability insurers, clinical laboratories, acute psychiatric hospitals, and other voluntary signatories to securely and appropriately share information. This ensures that all health and social services providers have quick and easy access to the information needed to safely and effectively treat California’s patients.
To join the Data Exchange Framework, many health entities are required by law to sign the DxF DSA and follow a common set of terms, conditions, and obligations that promote whole-person care. Entities that sign the DxF DSA are generally required to fully implement the DxF by January 31, 2024, facilitating the secure and appropriate exchange of health and social services information. Some entities, including physician practices with fewer than 25 physicians, acute psychiatric hospitals, and rural general acute care hospitals, will have until January 31, 2026, to fully implement the DxF.