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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March 10 to March 12, 2016
This CME event is designed for doctors, residents, and allied health professionals, and covers advances in the care of socially and medically complex patients.
October 1, 2015
This free CME event is designed for doctors, advance practice clinicians, and pharmacists, and covers pain management and safe opioid prescribing practices.
The largest purchaser of health services in the US, Medicaid plays a big role in determining whether millions of Americans get access to innovative new health care interventions. How do state Medicaid agencies decide what to cover?
CHCF seeks to organize local groups around the epidemic of prescription painkiller overuse and overdose in California communities. Applications are due October 11.
Primary care providers in community health clinics are optimally positioned to address the initial palliative care needs of patients with serious chronic and terminal illnesses, and to address triage and referral to specialists.
Nearly 135,000 Californians are diagnosed with cancer each year, yet little is known about how much is spent on their treatment. Medicare spending estimates profile the top four cancers in the state.
California communities are hosting screenings and discussions of FRONTLINE's "Being Mortal" with Atul Gawande, which shares the experiences of patients and families at the end of life.
Facing a shortage of primary care physicians and a large increase in patients needing care, safety-net clinics are realizing the full potential of the nursing workforce and improving the way they deliver care.
Diabetic retinopathy is a real-world problem that can benefit from a simulation-based solution. The Kaggle competition crowdsourced computer algorithms that read test results.
With the aging of the baby boomers and gains in life expectancy, California's senior population is expected to more than double by 2040. Will the state's health care infrastructure be sufficient?
This resource center provides strategies and support for organizations that are planning, implementing, or enhancing a community-based palliative care (CBPC) program.
Held: July 29, 2015
Hear how ambulatory surgery services are regulated; what information is public; and the availability of quality-of-care data, such as reports of adverse events.
July 27, 2015
An ICU doc asks physicians and nurses whether they sometimes go too far using advanced medical technology to help people stay alive beyond the point when their quality of life has ebbed.
The exchange of behavioral health information is constrained by operational challenges and legal concerns. Manatt Health describes the regulatory framework for sharing such data in California.
CHCF challenged human-centered designers to create a better presentation of treatment and supportive care options for late-stage lung cancer. See the winners.
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