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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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.
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.
CHCF seeks to organize local groups around the epidemic of prescription painkiller overuse and overdose in California communities. Applications are due October 11.
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.
Painkiller overprescribing and misuse is on the rise. Learn how different sectors of the health care safety net are addressing this problem in Alameda County.
California communities will host screenings and discussions of FRONTLINE's "Being Mortal" with Atul Gawande, which shares the experiences of patients and families at the end of life.
Mission investing, which aims to generate both social and financial returns, is gaining attention in philanthropic and investment circles. A survey of health-related mission investors shows how it's being done.
Emerging technologies are revolutionizing nursing. This series looks at how different innovations are being adopted by health care organizations to help nurses do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.
Held: June 4, 2015
The misuse of prescription painkillers (opioids) is a significant public health problem. Three webinars offer help to clinics, plans, and residency programs.
June 4, 2015
Without a sustainable payment model, the potential of palliative care to address essential patient needs cannot be realized.
Held: 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.
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?
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