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.
October 1, 2014
Experts will discuss how raising the quality of maternity care is essential to advancing Californians' health, enhancing patient experiences, and helping to put the Medi-Cal safety net on sound financial footing.
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.
Held: July 30, 2014
This regional meeting was geared toward small teams leading efforts to improve care for patients with complex care needs.
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.
A Health Affairs article explores the value big data and clinical analytics could bring to health care, especially under payment reform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.