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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Regional Meeting: Improving Care for Patients with Complex Needs (Los Angeles)

January 29, 2015

This regional meeting is geared toward small teams leading efforts to improve care for patients with complex care needs.

Briefing — Exploring the Need for a POLST Registry in California

December 3, 2014

Hear about Oregon's successful implementation and the benefits and options for California to create a registry for POLST forms, which communicate patient preferences for treatment.

A Tale of Two Births: High- and Low-Performing Hospitals on Maternity Measures in California

November 2014

Expectant mothers can have different delivery experiences depending on the hospital. Where are California's high- and low-performing hospitals on maternity measures?

Quality of Care: Signals of Change

November 2014

Over the last few years, the quality of health care in California has improved on a number of measures. However, significant racial and ethnic disparities persist in some areas.

Gather Round: Understanding How Culture Frames End-of-Life Choices for Patients and Families

November 2014

When the end of life is near, patients and their families make care decisions that express their culture and values. This research, based on in-depth interviews with families, offers insights for health care providers.

Webinar — Huddles and Case Conferences to Coordinate Complex Care

Held: October 29, 2014

Something as simple as a meeting can help improve a patient's care and health outcomes, especially for those with complex needs.

Briefing — Monitoring Access to Care for Medi-Cal Enrollees in a Time of Change

Held: October 16, 2014

Hear about new research on Medi-Cal enrollees' access to care prior to implementation of the ACA. The findings serve as an important baseline that enables policymakers and the public to monitor access to care for low-income Californians. 

Palliative Care Action Community

October 2014

CHCF made grants to establish a one-year collaborative to share approaches and lessons learned regarding community-based palliative care.

Survival of the Fittest: Health Care Accelerators Evolve Toward Specialization

October 2014

Accelerators aim to nurture health care entrepreneurs and startup companies until they can compete in the marketplace. To survive in a tough environment, they are starting to specialize.

When the Data Talk, We Should Listen

October 2014

A CHCF Sacramento briefing on maternity care in California featured two key data points, one about reducing the rate of C-sections, the other on variation in who receives postpartum care.

Request for Information: Pilot of a POLST Registry in California – Technology Platform

October 2014

Medical wishes documented in the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) can only inform care if they are known. CHCF is looking for technology vendors to inform a pilot registry that would make POLST records immediately available to providers.

Request for Letters of Interest: Pilot of a POLST Registry in California – Pilot Community

October 2014

Medical wishes documented in the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) can only inform care if they are known. CHCF is looking for a California community to test a registry that would make POLST records immediately available to providers.

Briefing — Improving Maternity Care in California

Held: October 1, 2014

Experts discussed how to use data to improve maternity care — essential to advancing Californians' health and helping to put the Medi-Cal safety net on sound financial footing. Watch the video.

Up Close: A Field Guide to Community-Based Palliative Care in California

September 2014

Palliative care is taking root to serve people with advanced illness in clinics and homes. Over 20 community-based programs in California share their promising practices.

Webinar — How Organizations Can Help Patients Communicate About End-of-Life Care

Held: September 24, 2014

Health care organizations are helping patients communicate what kind of care they want when facing a serious or fatal illness, and are supporting providers to deliver that care.

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