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.
May 29, 2013
This one-day workshop allows participants time with their teams to develop the aims, measures, and data collection plan for their QI projects.
May 22, 2013
Hear how leaders in Humboldt developed and followed a step-by-step process to better understand the causes of variation, engage stakeholders, and make recommendations for change.
Updated in 2013 to include breast cancer, prostate cancer, and spine procedures, this CHCF-sponsored research shows that practice patterns vary dramatically from place to place.
May 8, 2013
Hear why variation in clinical care at the end-of-life matters, how patient preferences are often at odds with the care they get, and how new data might support the goals of the Let's Get Healthy California Task Force.
This Health Affairs article by Robinson explores two health care delivery models — one emphasizing tight coordination and the other specialization — at two competing high-volume orthopedic hospitals.
By making palliative care available to patients earlier in their illnesses, private health plans are providing better care that also costs less. Learn about six pioneers in California.
Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don't get the care they prefer. What can be done?
April 24, 2013
Hear representatives of a Medicare Pioneer ACO operating in central and southern California share their experiences with relationships built across their provider groups, barriers encountered, and lessons learned.
LifeWave is an e-health medical device company developing a non-invasive sensing technology for prenatal and neonatal monitoring in clinical and remote settings.
Chronic diseases and the cost of care are rising. Are disease management programs improving outcomes for patients with complex, chronic conditions?
The CIN partners meet quarterly to share findings and ideas generated from work on the front lines of clinical practice. See a series of brief reports on the meeting discussions and related resources.
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.
What did it take for all of California's public hospitals to adopt and sustain palliative care programs? Learn about the five-year collaborative effort.
How can good human-centered design encourage people to complete advance directives and document their end-of-life wishes? Join the design challenge by May 10.
Accelerators help digital health entrepreneurs start up and build their innovations by providing capital, guidance, and business support.