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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June 4, 2015
The misuse of prescription painkillers (opioids) is a significant public health problem. CHCF is hosting a three-part webinar series to highlight new approaches to this problem.
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 seeks community groups to screen FRONTLINE's "Being Mortal" with Atul Gawande, and promote advance care planning among Californians. Applications due May 29.
CHCF challenges human-centered designers to create a better presentation of treatment and supportive care options for late-stage lung cancer. Entries are due May 29.
Emerging technologies are revolutionizing nursing. First in a series, this case study on laser imaging for wound care examines how nurses are embracing new ways to provide care.
We charted the spread of palliative care across the state and, while progress has been made, the supply is uneven.
Held: March 16, 2015
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