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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Training for Motivational Interviewing

April 20 to November 18, 2015

Motivational interviewing is a method used to engage with patients to uncover a patient's intrinsic motivation to change behavior.

Opioid Overuse Webinar Series

April 1 to June 4, 2015

The misuse of prescription painkillers (opioids) is a significant public health problem. CHCF is launching a three-part webinar series to highlight new approaches to this problem.

Nursing 2.0: Improving Care Through Technology

March 2015

Emerging technologies are revolutionizing the field of nursing. This case study about laser imaging technology in wound care is the first in a series of case studies examining how nurses are turning to high tech solutions to improve care delivery.

Looking for Palliative Care Everywhere

March 2015

We charted the spread of palliative care across the state and, while progress has been made, the supply is uneven.

Innovation Webinar: Patient Registration, Surveys, and More with Digital Tools

Held: March 16, 2015

This webinar highlights software that enables providers to replace clipboards full of paper forms with a low-cost digital communication platform.

Striking a Balance: Safety-Net Leaders Explore Solutions to the Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

March 2015

Overuse of prescription opioids has led to high rates of addiction and even death. Health care leaders discussed how to manage the use of high-dose opioids in the safety net.

Finding a Match: How Successful Complex Care Programs Identify Patients

March 2015

Complex care management programs can help patients while minimizing unnecessary cost — but only if matched with the patients most likely to benefit from these services.

Innovation Webinar: Meeting the Needs of Low Health-Literacy Patients

Held: February 25, 2015

Hear about Meducation, a product that addresses a major barrier to medication adherence — a patient's inability to understand medication instructions due to such factors as language barriers, reading level, or poor eyesight.

Behavioral Health: Innovators Are on It

February 2015

Using technology to overcome distance and connect patients with a community of support can be crucial for people struggling with mental and behavioral health problems.

Strategies for Hiring and Training Care Managers in Integrated Programs Serving Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries

February 2015

Health plans rely on care coordinators and case managers to meet the social and medical needs of patients with complex conditions. Learn how plans invest in training to keep staff in these roles committed and sharp.

CHCF Innovation Showcase: Behavioral Health

February 2015

At CHCF's Innovation Showcase, entrepreneurs shared with payers and providers 12 new ways to deliver mental and behavioral health care in safety-net settings.

Call for Entries: Diabetic Retinopathy Detection

February 2015

Diabetic retinopathy is a real-world problem that can benefit from a simulation-based solution. Join the Kaggle competition to develop an automated detection program. Entries are due July 20.

The Lean Way: How California Public Hospitals Are Embedding a Culture of Improvement

February 2015

Five California public hospitals are integrating Lean management techniques at every level to improve performance. Case studies highlight their progress and lessons learned.

Uneven Terrain: Mapping Palliative Care Need and Supply in California

February 2015

Data maps contrast the estimated need for palliative care with the uneven availability of hospital and community programs in California.

SIRUM: Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine

February 2015

CHCF invests in SIRUM, a committed group of social entrepreneurs who run an application that matches safety-net clinics in need of drugs with medical facilities that have them to donate.

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