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.
If primary care physicians know the price of the medications they prescribe, they are likely to discuss affordability and adherence and encourage shared decisionmaking with patients.
A CHCF design challenge sought solutions to help patients take an active role in recognizing, chronicling, and sharing information about hurdles in their lives that affect their health.
Held: July 30, 2014
This regional meeting was geared toward small teams leading efforts to improve care for patients with complex care needs.
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.
A Health Affairs article explores the value big data and clinical analytics could bring to health care, especially under payment reform.
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.
CHCF will fund pairs of payers and providers to develop novel plans for how to deliver and reimburse high-quality, community-based palliative care to patients with serious illness. Applications were due August 8.
Held: June 19, 2014
Leading researchers and practitioners in maternity health care gathered in June to examine research priorities and to explore ways Medi-Cal data can be leveraged to develop opportunities for improving maternal health care.
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.
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.
Held: June 12, 2014
This event in Anaheim, California, will cover how outpatient palliative care can reduce readmissions and provide training on the fundamentals of quality improvement. Participants can join the morning and/or afternoon sessions.
CHCF's Health Innovation Fund invested in CareInSync's mobile platform which enables care teams to collaborate on plans for patients transitioning between settings.
Home-centered primary and palliative care programs serve seriously ill patients where they live. CHCF supports the creation of quality measures and reporting standards for this re-emerging model of care delivery.
Held: May 28, 2014
Learn about SFGH's eReferral system, how it has been implemented at BWH and CHCI, and the benefits of and barriers to spreading this model.
Enhancing the patient experience in community health centers requires a fully engaged, supported, and empowered staff. The PEAC project produced strategies for lasting change.