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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Briefing — Monitoring Access to Care for Medi-Cal Enrollees in a Time of Change

October 16, 2014

Hear about new research on Medi-Cal enrollees' access to care prior to implementation of the ACA. The findings serve as an important baseline that enables policymakers and the public to monitor access to care for low-income Californians. 

Briefing — Improving Maternity Care in California

Held: 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.

Up Close: A Field Guide to Community-Based Palliative Care in California

September 2014

Palliative care is taking root to serve people with advanced illness in clinics and homes. Over 20 community-based programs in California share their promising practices.

Webinar — How Organizations Can Help Patients Communicate About End-of-Life Care

Held: 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.

ReThink Pain: Testing Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pain Management

September 2014

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.

CHCF Invests in Omada Health

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.

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

September 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.

Evaluation of a Model Comparative Drug Price Resource

August 2014

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.

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.

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.

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