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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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

The availability of specialty palliative care is uneven across California. These interactive maps contrast the estimated need for palliative care with the supply provided by hospital and community programs.

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.

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

Held: January 29, 2015

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

CHCF Invests in Seamless Medical Systems

January 20, 2015

CHCF invests in Seamless Medical Systems, whose software enables patients to enter demographics, clinical history, and more on an iPad, eliminating most paper forms.

Controlling Blood Pressure Through Better Clinical Decision Support

January 2015

Clinical decision support tools alert providers to screen patients for high blood pressure, find opportunities for follow up, and suggest treatment options. A CHCF-supported collaborative developed tools to speed adoption of CDS for hypertension.

The Patient Experience Action Community

January 2015

Delivering an exceptional patient experience can boost quality, safety, and performance. CHCF funded eight community clinics to elevate the patient experience.

Optimizing the Quality of In-Home Primary and Palliative Care

January 2015

In-home primary and palliative care serves seriously ill patients where they live. CHCF supports quality measures and reporting standards for the re-emerging house call.

Payer-Provider Partnerships to Expand Community-Based Palliative Care

December 2014

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.

Advance Care Planning: Consumer Resources

December 2014

How to spur people to talk about their preferences for care when faced with a serious illness? Dr. Angelo Volandes discusses his powerful videos that help patients understand their options.

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