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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Evaluation of a Model Comparative Drug Price Resource

August 2014

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.

Design Challenge: Putting Care in Context

August 2014

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.

Regional Meeting: Improving Care for Patients with Complex Needs

Held: July 30, 2014

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

Innovation and Improvement Journal Series

July 2014

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.

Big Data in Health Care: Using Analytics to Identify and Manage High-Risk and High-Cost Patients

July 2014

A Health Affairs article explores the value big data and clinical analytics could bring to health care, especially under payment reform.

Pinpoint: Innovation Center Grantees in California

July 2014

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.

Request for Proposals — Health Insurers and Palliative Care Providers: New Models for Care

June 2014

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.

Symposium: Using Data to Improve Maternity Care in California

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.

Patients and Providers Speak: Early Care Experiences Under the ACA

June 2014

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.

Improving Care for People with Serious Illness Through Innovative Payer-Provider Partnerships

June 2014

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.

Topics in Healthcare Symposium: Palliative Care, Readmissions, and QI

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.

CareInSync: Reducing Readmissions and Improving Care Transitions

June 2014

CHCF's Health Innovation Fund invested in CareInSync's mobile platform which enables care teams to collaborate on plans for patients transitioning between settings.

Optimizing the Quality of In-Home Primary and Palliative Care

June 2014

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.

Webinar — Electronic Referral and Consultation (eCR) Systems: Improving Primary and Specialty Care Collaboration

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.

Looking Inward: Community Health Centers Focus on Staff to Improve Patient Experience

May 2014

Enhancing the patient experience in community health centers requires a fully engaged, supported, and empowered staff. The PEAC project produced strategies for lasting change.

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