Publications

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Most Recent Publications

Innovation and Improvement Journal Series

July 2014

CHCF sponsors a series in the Journal of General Internal Medicine dedicated to new ways of organizing, improving, and delivering quality health care. Series articles are open access.

Here's Looking at You: How Personal Health Information Is Being Tracked and Used

July 2014

People who use cell phones, credit cards, websites, store coupons, and medical devices leave a trail of data that are often harnessed by third parties, sometimes without consumers' knowledge.

Big Data in Health Care: Using Analytics to Identify and Manage High-Risk and High-Cost Patients

July 2014

A Health Affairs article explores the value big data and clinical analytics could bring to health care, especially under payment reform.

US Health Care Spending: Who Pays?

July 2014

In the past 50 years, the way health care is financed has changed, with private payers and public insurance paying for more care. This interactive graphic shows who paid for the nation's health care and how much it cost.

Health Care Costs 101

July 2014

The picture of US health spending in 2012 was restrained. It marks the fourth straight year of historically low growth — only 3.7% — and no increase in health care's share of the economy.

Pinpoint: Innovation Center Grantees in California

July 2014

This map of grantees shows the breadth of Innovation Center investments in California working to test innovative payment and care delivery models to reduce costs and maintain or improve quality of care for recipients of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP.

HealthCare.gov Online User Experiences

June 2014

How are insurance shoppers outside California faring with the federal HealthCare.gov website? Direct observation of online enrollees shows ways the marketplace can be improved.

Patients and Providers Speak: Early Care Experiences Under the ACA

June 2014

How successful is the ACA for Californians who seek and provide care? This study offers early experiences of consumers and clinical organizations in the state.

Improving Care for People with Serious Illness Through Innovative Payer-Provider Partnerships

June 2014

Integrating palliative care into benefit designs, reimbursement policies, and care management can be daunting for payers. A summary of examples and best practices helps point the way.

Who Regulates and Oversees Health Care Facilities in California?

May 2014

How is health care regulated in California? This tool shows how state agencies work to oversee the delivery of health care services and what information about oversight is available to the public.

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