Frequently Asked Questions – OPA Transition to CDII
We are pleased to announce that the Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) is now a part of the new Center for Data Insights and Innovation (CDII). We remain dedicated to providing Californians with data to help them make informed decisions about their health care. For more information about CDII, visit the CDII webpage and connect with our new organization on Twitter and Facebook.
Why is the Office of the Patient Advocate moving to the Center for Data Insights and Innovation?
OPA’s duties were transferred to CDII after Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 172 into law on October 8, 2021. CDII is a newly-created state office within the California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS) with a mandate to advance CalHHS data initiatives and a mission to turn data into insights, knowledge, and action.
What other organizations will be integrated into the new Center?
OPA will join the Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII), the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), and the Office of Innovation (OI) to become the Center for Data Insights and Innovation.
When will OPA’s transition to CDII be completed?
CDII is currently in the process of bringing together several offices under the CalHHS into a single organization. Over the next few months, updates about the transition of OPA’s programs and online resources will be posted on the OPA website and provided via social media and email communications. Please visit the CDII webpage for more information about the new organization.
Will any of OPA’s products be discontinued?
No. OPA products that will be adopted by CDII include: the Health Care Quality Report Cards and the Complaint Data Reports. Related resources will be transitioned to CDII, along with several additional products from the other organizations joining CDII.
What does this mean for OPA’s patient consumers?
The main products most valuable to consumers will continue to be available to the public. The Health Care Quality Report Cards will remain on the current OPA website until they are moved to the new CDII website.
What does this mean for OPA’s business partners?
CDII has been established to help CalHSS and its departments utilize Agency-wide data more effectively. CDII is charged with developing a data driven ecosystem of products and services to improve data sharing and analytics. CDII will honor OPA’s existing business partnerships during the transition and will work with OPA’s partners to make any necessary modifications to current agreements. Please contact your OPA contract lead for any specific questions.
How will we know when the transition will be complete?
As CDII is established and continues to bring together OPA and the other programs, OPA stakeholders and business partners will be kept up to date through OPA’s and CDII’s social media accounts and websites. For more information about CDII, please visit CDII’s webpage. To add your name to a new CDII contact list or for any questions about CDII, please email CDII@chhs.ca.gov.