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.
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.
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.
CHCF made grants to establish a one-year collaborative to share approaches and lessons learned regarding community-based palliative care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A pilot project looks to leverage online learning to teach chronic pain sufferers new behaviors, such as relaxation training and medication tracking, in order to cope with their symptoms.
September 17, 2014
CHCF invests in Omada Health to help prevent diabetes by providing patients with online coaching and virtual support groups for guidance on exercise and nutrition.
CHCF is funding 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.
If primary care physicians know the price of the medications they prescribe, they are more 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.