Care Delivery

California’s health delivery landscape is filled with contrasts. The state hosts some of the most prestigious hospitals and health practitioners in the country; yet, it has one of the largest uninsured populations. Managed care penetration is high, but acrimony between the public, the industry, and legislators is growing. CHCF presents an objective analysis of issues and trends.

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Opioid Overuse Webinar Series

June 4, 2015

The misuse of prescription painkillers (opioids) is a significant public health problem. CHCF is hosting a three-part webinar series to highlight new approaches to this problem.

Innovation Webinar: Technology to Help Patients Make Lifestyle Changes

June 2, 2015

Hear about an online platform that enables patients who have pre-diabetes to meet in virtual small groups and receive coaching on self-management skills and lifestyle changes.

Reducing the Complexity of Complex Chronic Conditions

May 2015

Just 5% of the population accounts for 50% of medical spending. What does it mean to provide high-value care to patients with complex chronic conditions?

Why Cancer Patients and Clinicians Need a Decision Aid Upgrade

May 2015

A new CHCF-sponsored challenge encourages designers to turn an existing decision aid into a roadmap to help patients recognize risks and benefits when deciding among different treatment options.

Information in a Heartbeat: Readiness Assessment for Establishing a POLST Registry in California

April 2015

Documented medical wishes can only inform care if they are known. We look at the landscape for adoption of a POLST registry in California and successful registries in other states.

Innovation Webinar: Improving Efficiency and Quality Through Automation

Held: April 27, 2015

Learn how health care providers are using Swoop to manage routine prescription refill requests.

Training for Motivational Interviewing

Held: April 24, 2015

Motivational interviewing is a method used to engage with patients to uncover a patient's intrinsic motivation to change behavior.

Californians with the Top Chronic Conditions: 11 Million and Counting

April 2015

Chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease are taking a toll on our state. This Almanac report looks at how five major diseases affect Californians.

Perceptions of the Appropriateness of Care in California Adult Intensive Care Units

April 2015

Researchers have found that patients often receive treatment in the ICU that neither matches their preferences nor is likely to benefit them.

California Maternal Data Center

April 2015

CHCF supports this effort to collect data, analyze it, and report on the quality of maternity care delivered throughout the state to improve care and inform treatment decisionmaking.

Request for Applications: Community Screening of "Being Mortal"

April 2015

CHCF seeks community groups to screen FRONTLINE's "Being Mortal" with Atul Gawande, and promote advance care planning among Californians. Applications due May 29.

Design Challenge: Decision Aid Upgrade

April 2015

CHCF challenges human-centered designers to create a better presentation of treatment and supportive care options for late-stage lung cancer. Entries are due May 29.

Nursing 2.0: Improving Care Through Technology

March 2015

Emerging technologies are revolutionizing nursing. First in a series, this case study on laser imaging for wound care examines how nurses are embracing new ways to provide care.

Looking for Palliative Care Everywhere

March 2015

We charted the spread of palliative care across the state and, while progress has been made, the supply is uneven.

Innovation Webinar: Patient Registration, Surveys, and More with Digital Tools

Held: March 16, 2015

This webinar highlights software that enables providers to replace clipboards full of paper forms with a low-cost digital communication platform.

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