CalRHIO is a collaborative effort to incrementally build the structure and capabilities necessary for a secure statewide data exchange system that enables California’s health care providers and patients to access vital patient information at the time and place it is needed.
Leader of Procopio’s Health Care Practice Group, Jody Root represents health care providers across the United States, especially in the formation of integrated delivery systems, nonprofit organizations, health care districts, medical staff relations, mental health law, provider relationships with third-party payors, medical groups, IPAs, and county operated health systems. He advises these health care entities on how to react to the changing environment. Before joining Procopio, Mr. Root had served as the chair of Foley & Lardner’s Regulated Industries and Health Law Departments and their Health Care Industry Team, and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He was also the initial managing partner of Foley & Lardner’s San Diego office.
Mr. Root is general counsel to several general acute care and specialty hospitals, including Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and San Diego Hospice. He is also general counsel to the Healthcare Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties, San Diego Psychiatric Society, Orange Prevention Treatment Integrated Medical Assistance (CalOptima) and Sharp Community Medical Group.