Alameda County Care Connect
Through our partner Thrasys, Intrepid Ascent provides extensive project management and subject matter expertise for the design, implementation, and roll-out of Alameda County Care Connect. AC Care Connect enables care coordination across multiple organizations and sectors to better serve vulnerable people in the County, including the homeless population. We are proud to be a part of this groundbreaking initiative in our home county.
Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI)
Intrepid Ascent recently supported the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI) in developing its approach to using and exchanging data on social determinants of health among partners in the Health Equity Alliance of Long Island (HEALI). HWCLI serves the interests of poor and vulnerable people on Long Island by convening, representing, and supporting the organizations that serve them.
Intrepid Ascent recently completed an assessment of encounter data processes and quality for an independent practice association (Accountable Health Care) and two community health centers (La Maestra and Kheir Center) in Southern California as part of Health Net’s Encounter Data Improvement Program. Health Net is a health care insurance provider and Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan with a mission to help people be healthy, secure, and comfortable.
California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Intrepid Ascent has partnered with Equanim Technologies to serve as the privacy and security subject matter expert guiding the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) in the creation of a Report to the Legislature on the development of a Healthcare Payments Data Program. OSHPD collects and disseminates data and information about California’s health care system.
Quality Health Network
Quality Health Network (QHN), a community not-for-profit, provides health information exchange services across western Colorado. Intrepid Ascent advises QHN on its technology strategy for a care management platform enabling collaboration across teams serving clients in multiple sectors (health, housing, social services, etc).
AllianceChicago engaged Intrepid Ascent to support analysis and planning around the 21st Century Cures Act and implications for its Health Center Controlled Networks and community clinic members. Through work in health care collaboration, health information technology, an dhealth research and education, AllianceChicago strives to improve personal, community, and public health.
Aurrera Health Group
Together with Aurrera Health Group, Intrepid Ascent developed publications and presentations to support ACEs Aware grantees in the following areas: data governance, privacy, and technical strategy for leveraging referral platforms. The ACEs Aware initiative is providing $45 million infunding for community-based approaches to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress in more than 120 communities across the state of California. With a forward-thinking approach, Aurrera Health Group seeks to improve access to affordable, comprehensive, high-quality health coverage and care.
Be Well OC
Be Weel OC engaged Intrepid Ascent to advance their data governance work, as well as to support the procurement process for their Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) coordinating system technology. Be Well OC is a non-profit initiative bringing together a robust, community-based, cross-sector strategy to create a community-wide coordinated ecosystem to support optimal mental health and wellness for all residencts of Orange County.
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
Intrepid Ascent served as the Clinical Data Business Subject Matter Expert for the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Office of HIPAA Compliance (OHC), providing expertise on the collection, exchange, and use of clinical data for the administration of health care programs.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
On behalf of the California Department of Public Health, Intrepid Ascent has provided technical assistance to local health departments to assist them in leveraging health IT to improve population health in their communities. CDPH works to protect the public’s health and to help shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
California Health Care Safety Net Institute (SNI)
Intrepid Ascent has supported SNI through multiple engagements to support SNI’s development of learning activities for providers in the State of California. Intrepid Ascent facilitated and presented at statewide events concerning data sharing for Whole Person Care, and has previously developed content and served as faculty with SNI on a series of webinars and learning activities on the topics of Data Quality and Data Visualizations as part of SNI’s Data for Improvement program. SNI is the research and education affiliate of the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems.
California Medical Association (CMA)
Intrepid Ascent provided extensive support to the California Medical Association in their search for a new electronic health records platform for the organization. CMA is dedicated to advancing the science and art of medicine, protecting public health, and promoting the medical profession.
California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)
Intrepid Ascent provided guidance on the development and implementation of a framework for a technology-based mental health solutions program for the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), including information security and contracting expertise. CalMHSA pioneers cutting edge research, engaging California counties in an independent administrative and fiscal structure to help fund, develop, and implement mental health services and education programs at the state, regional, and local levels.
California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII)
Intrepid Ascent was engaged to update the Model Modular Participation Agreement (MMPA), a template agreement for health information exchange, to bring it into full alignment with current state and national policies and best practices. CalOHII supports secure health information exchange in California, and serves as the steward of the MMPA.
Intrepid Ascent facilitated discussions among prominent electronic community-based referral platforms and members of Los Angeles regional social determinants of health quarterly convenings hosted by Cedars-Sinai. Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic health care organization dedicated to improving the health status of the communities they serve, with high-quality clinical and service, compassionate care, and reserach and medical education serving as crucial components of their mission.
Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH)
Intrepid Ascent conducted an assessment of health IT readiness and needs for implementation of the Health Homes Program for the Central California Alliance for Health. CCAH is a locally governed regional non-profit health plan that serves more than 345,000 members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties.
Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)
Intrepid Ascent has supported CCALAC in the development of a long-term data governance and data analytics strategy to guide the organization over the next 5-10 years. Founded in 1994, CCALAC is a consortium representing 65 non-profit community clinics and health centers operating in Los Angeles County with a mission to promote community clinics and health centers as providers and advocates for expanding access to quality comprehensive health care for medically underserved people of Los Angeles County.
Cope Health Solutions
Through our partner COPE Health Solutions, Intrepid Ascent provides health IT strategic planning expertise for Performing Provider Systems in New York State funded by the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. Under DSRIP, New York is receiving $8 billion from CMS over five years, with the goal of enabling high-quality integrated care and improved health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries in the state.
Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ)
The Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) has engaged Intrepid Ascent to support multiple strategic efforts including provision of a governance assessment in support of HPSJ’s health information exchange participation as well as the organization’s technical planning and data strategy related to the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) iniatiative.
Through a partnership with the CedarBridge Group, Intrepid Ascent served as a key technical resource advising the Intel Corporation on the deployment of their Connected Care Initiative, an employee health plan that requires hospitals and health centers to share clinical data for both health care coordination and performance improvement.
Intrepid Ascent is assisting Manifest MedEx in understanding – and developing a roadmap to overcoming – the barriers to sharing mental and behavioral health data within their network. Manifest MedEx, California’s largest nonprofit health information network with over 26 million records comprising clinical and claims data, is on a mission to connect health care in California by breaking down silos within health information.
Intrepid Ascent works with Marin County and local stakeholders on the development and implementation of technology approaches that support care coordination throughout the County. See our report Catalyzing Coordination for a case study on Marin’s Whole Person Care program.
Meaningful Use EHR Technical Assistance Program
Intrepid Ascent delivers technical assistance to providers and clinics enrolled in the EHR Incentive Program under the California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), through a subcontract with a partner organization, Object Health. The program offers financial incentives and technical assistance to eligible professionals and hospitals for the adoption, implementation, and meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
Merced County Department of Public Health
Merced County Department of Public Health has engaged Intrepid Ascent to provide expertise in support of the implementation of multiple efforts in the County to enhance its healthcare technology infrastructure and promote data sharing to improve community health outcomes. Most recently, Intrepid has supported the County in assessing their immunization data ecosystem and overall public health data infrastructure. Previously, we have provided expertise in support of multiple County efforts to enhance their healthcare technology infrastructure and promote data sharing to improve community health outcomes.
North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network (NCHIIN)
Intrepid Ascent is providing strategic advising and support to NCHIIN to support the establishment of a legal framework for community information exchange (CIE) in Humboldt County. The North Coast Health Improvement and Information Network is focused on establishing the electronic information infrastructure and supplying information exchange for Humboldt and Del Norte counties.
Redwood Community Health Coalition (RCHC)
Intrepid Ascent was engaged by the Redwood Community Health Coalition, a network of 17 community health centers, to help establish a plan to consolidate their multi-EHR network among RCHC members into a single electronic health records (EHR) platform. Previously, we also conducted an assessment of the coalition’s needs related to data analytics and facilitated the procurement of an analytics platform. Formed in 1994, RCHC’s mission is to improve access to and the quality of care provided for under-served and uninsured individuals and includes members in Sonoma, Napa, Marin, and Yolo counties.
Rochester Regional Health Information Organization
The Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (Rochester RHIO) engaged Intrepid Ascent to inform the development of a strategic approach to data sharing across sectors, in collaboration with initiatives such as the Monroe County Systems Integration Project. Rochester RHIO is a health information exchange (HIE) organization serving medical providers and over 1.5 million residents in upstate New York.
Intrepid Ascent worked with Sacramento Covered, a community-based nonprofit focused on improving the health of residents in the Sacramento region, to develop a robust data privacy framework as it embarked on an expanded role in facilitating data sharing across a large, multi-sector network of stakeholders.
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
Intrepid Ascent conducted a health IT assessment and developed a technology infrastructure strategic plan to support data strategy at Santa Cruz Community Health Centers (SCCHC). Intrepid subsequently facilitated a procurement process for a care management platform for the organization. A Federally Qualified Health Center, SCCHC provides comprehensive primary care services.
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
Intrepid Ascent works with Santa Cruz County’s Health Services Agency on the implementation of a care management solution in support of the County’s Whole Person Care pilot program, known as Cruz to Health. The program seeks to address the needs of clients in the County who deal with mental illness and are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or involved with the criminal justice system.
San Joaquin County Department of Public Health Services
San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) engaged Intrepid Ascent to provide expertise in health IT to support the county and its partners in their implementation of the Lifetime of Wellness grant awarded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Public Health Services promotes well-being and prevents disease through community engagement and interaction, education, workforce development, leadership and strategic planning.
San Joaquin Community Health Information Exchange
Intrepid Ascent provides management services and subject matter expertise for the San Joaquin Community Health Information Exchange (SJCHIE). Through SJCHIE, Intrepid Ascent also supports the Whole Person Care pilot program in the County of San Joaquin, managing the implementation of a care management platform to support multi-stakeholder care coordination. SJCHIE’s mission is to promote the holistic well-being of the members of the San Joaquin County community through the secure exchange of health information.
The California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF)
Intrepid Ascent has collaborated with CHCF on multiple research and education efforts informing health IT knowledge in the state of California. We recently advanced a collaborative effort among several California health care organizations and a social services referall platform to address issues of strategy, data governance, and internerability in developing community networks across the state. Intrepid has additionally collaborated with CHCF to research and publish multiple reports: “Health Information Exchange in California: Assessment of Regional Market Activity,” “Health Information Exchange in California: Overview of Network Types and Characteristics,” and “Catalyzing Coordination: The Role of Technology in California’s Whole Person Care Pilots.” We also previously authored an assessment of the data infrastructure for population health management in the safety net in California, helping to advance the CHCF mission to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.
The City of Sacramento
Intrepid Ascent has partnered with Transform Health to support the Whole Person Care (WPC) pilot project in the City of Sacramento, which aims to improve health outcomes and provide housing for Sacramento’s homeless population. Intrepid Ascent staffs the IT Team for Whole Person Care, leading an assessment and planning efforts for the technology infrastructure to support care management activities for WPC enrollees.
The Center for Care Innovations (CCI)
CCI engaged Intrepid Ascent to research and present on topics for the Safety Net Analytics Program (SNAP), including presentations for CCI-member provider organizations on population health analytics and on data governance for community health centers in Los Angeles County. CCI is a vital source of ideas, best practices, and funding for California’s health care safety net.
University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine
Intrepid Ascent led the development of the governance framework and associated operational policies and procedures for the Patient-Centered Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research (pSCANNER), a federally-funded clinical data research network with over 37 million patient lives that is led by the UCSD School of Medicine.
University of Southern California
The University of Southern California’s Price School of Medicine engaged Intrepid Ascent to conduct and analyze interviews with providers in order to better understand barriers to buprenorphine initiation during relevant emergency department patient episodes. Previously, we conducted an evaluation of student and alumni experiences in USC’s Masters of Health Administration (MHA) program, examining how the MHA curriculum and training have been useful in the field and developed recommendations for program leadership based on student input.