CHCF works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians. We support ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care.
Too much of a doctor's time is spent on routine paperwork. To help, CHCF invests in healthfinch, a software company that automates prescription refills and other tasks.
People with chronic health conditions report less access to the Internet than other adults, yet once online they are more likely to pursue health topics.
On the road to health IT adoption and use, California physicians, hospitals, and community health centers have made progress since 2005. Also read consumer perspectives on the topic.
A new CHCF-funded report on the Children's Health Insurance Program suggests that Obamacare enrollment will start slowly during its first few years and then pick up quickly.
Since 2010, Californians have been able to use a self-service, online application called Health-e-App to enroll children in public insurance. A series of reports examines the impact. HealthEApp Public Access
To apply lessons learned from years of grantmaking, CHCF embarked on a process to codify effective and innovative practices.
Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.
A Health Affairs article suggests the solution to the US physician shortage is not in recruitment but in expanding the roles of other clinicians, self-care, and technology. HA Physician Shortage
Select data charts and graphs from CHCF reports to create your own presentation.
CHCF President & CEO Dr. Mark Smith looks at health care reform and policy issues. More
CHCF's Sacramento office provides resources andevents for policymakers, the media, and the public.
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Reporting Technology's Impact on Health CareSubscribe