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.
January 29, 2015
This regional meeting is geared toward small teams leading efforts to improve care for patients with complex care needs.
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.
How to spur people to talk about their preferences for care when faced with a serious illness? Dr. Angelo Volandes discusses his powerful videos that help patients understand their options.
Culturally appropriate education on the advantages of advance care planning, palliative care, and hospice services is spreading to ethnic communities.
Held: December 3, 2014
Hear about Oregon's successful implementation and the benefits and options for California to create a registry for POLST forms, which communicate patient preferences for treatment.
Expectant mothers can have different delivery experiences depending on the hospital. Where are California's high- and low-performing hospitals on maternity measures?
Over the last few years, the quality of health care in California has improved on a number of measures. However, significant racial and ethnic disparities persist in some areas.
When the end of life is near, patients and their families make care decisions that express their culture and values. This research, based on in-depth interviews with families, offers insights for health care providers.
Held: October 29, 2014
Something as simple as a meeting can help improve a patient's care and health outcomes, especially for those with complex needs.
Held: 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.
CHCF made grants to establish a one-year collaborative to share approaches and lessons learned regarding community-based palliative care.
Accelerators aim to nurture health care entrepreneurs and startup companies until they can compete in the marketplace. To survive in a tough environment, they are starting to specialize.
A CHCF Sacramento briefing on maternity care in California featured two key data points, one about reducing the rate of C-sections, the other on variation in who receives postpartum care.
Medical wishes documented in the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) can only inform care if they are known. CHCF is looking for technology vendors to inform a pilot registry that would make POLST records immediately available to providers.
Medical wishes documented in the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) can only inform care if they are known. CHCF is looking for a California community to test a registry that would make POLST records immediately available to providers.