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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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.
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?
A new CHCF-sponsored challenge encourages designers to turn an existing decision aid into a roadmap to help patients recognize risks and benefits when deciding among different treatment options.
Documented medical wishes can only inform care if they are known. We look at the landscape for adoption of a POLST registry in California and successful registries in other states.
Held: April 27, 2015
Learn how health care providers are using Swoop to manage routine prescription refill requests.
Held: April 24, 2015
Motivational interviewing is a method used to engage with patients to uncover a patient's intrinsic motivation to change behavior.
Chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease are taking a toll on our state. This Almanac report looks at how five major diseases affect Californians.
Researchers have found that patients often receive treatment in the ICU that neither matches their preferences nor is likely to benefit them.
CHCF supports this effort to collect data, analyze it, and report on the quality of maternity care delivered throughout the state to improve care and inform treatment decisionmaking.
CHCF challenges human-centered designers to create a better presentation of treatment and supportive care options for late-stage lung cancer. Entries were due May 29.
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