L.A. County Approves $3.1M To Develop Database Linking Department of Health Services, Other Agencies
The Los Angeles County supervisors have allocated $3.1 million for the early development stages of a countywide data system that initially will link the departments of Children and Family Services, Health Services and Mental Health. More county departments are expected to be included in the database later. According to county officials, the system will allow the agencies to collaborate their services more effectively. However, it would not include specific data on individuals' diagnoses or treatments.
- "L.A. County Moves Forward on Data System Linking Multiple Agencies" (Sewell, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 7/14).