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.
CHCF's Health Innovation Fund invests in healthfinch, a software platform focused on improving the quality of and access to care by automating routine, repeatable tasks to make providers more efficient.
A national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that patients and caregivers increasingly use the Internet to find information about symptoms, treatments, and support.
What do caregivers and older adults find when they search online for information about long term care options? An analysis of long term care websites uncovers the range of business models and content on the Internet.
The objective of this project is to report on the care experiences of consumers during early implementation of ACA in California. Proposals are due December 17, 2013.
Held: November 19, 2013
Learn about UCLA's Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered care for people with various forms of dementia and increase support for their caregivers.
Held: October 30, 2013
This one-day workshop allows participants time with their teams to develop the aims, measures, and data collection plan for their QI projects.
Held: October 23, 2013
Hear how the Southern California Permanente Medical Group has diminished the misuse of prescription painkillers, particularly opioids, thereby reducing deaths and costs to the health care system.
Held: October 17, 2013
This course consists of a two-day onsite session and a follow-up WebEx session. The course is focused on using measurement effectively to set up and evaluate quality improvement projects.
Oncologists are increasingly aware of the benefits of palliative care, but starting a program can be a challenge. CHCF is funding five California practices to join a national learning collaborative that will pave the way.
CHCF invests in Propeller, an FDA-cleared device that tracks use of inhaled medications and provides tailored information through mobile phones, web analytics and personal services to patients, their families, and doctors.
Long term services available to seniors and people with disabilities vary depending on where they live. This report offers an overview of supportive housing options for them.
Can whole communities be activated to promote and support end-of-life conversations? Learn how Contra Costa County's civic, faith-based, and health care leaders are exploring this possibility.
The number of elderly residents in California is expected to balloon in the next 30 years. Will the long term care system be able to care for the state's aging population?
Remote patient monitoring devices can lead to fewer office visits and better health outcomes. But gauging their value relative to cost has been difficult, until now.
In California, many who die of cancer receive more aggressive care at the end of life than in the rest of the country. Cancer treatment also varies widely from region to region and from hospital to hospital within the state.