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.
April 20 to November 18, 2015
Motivational interviewing is a method used to engage with patients to uncover a patient's intrinsic motivation to change behavior.
April 1 to June 4, 2015
The misuse of prescription painkillers (opioids) is a significant public health problem. CHCF is launching a three-part webinar series to highlight new approaches to this problem.
Emerging technologies are revolutionizing the field of nursing. This case study about laser imaging technology in wound care is the first in a series of case studies examining how nurses are turning to high tech solutions to improve care delivery.
We charted the spread of palliative care across the state and, while progress has been made, the supply is uneven.
Held: March 16, 2015
This webinar highlights software that enables providers to replace clipboards full of paper forms with a low-cost digital communication platform.
Overuse of prescription opioids has led to high rates of addiction and even death. Health care leaders discussed how to manage the use of high-dose opioids in the safety net.
Complex care management programs can help patients while minimizing unnecessary cost — but only if matched with the patients most likely to benefit from these services.
Held: February 25, 2015
Hear about Meducation, a product that addresses a major barrier to medication adherence — a patient's inability to understand medication instructions due to such factors as language barriers, reading level, or poor eyesight.
Using technology to overcome distance and connect patients with a community of support can be crucial for people struggling with mental and behavioral health problems.
Health plans rely on care coordinators and case managers to meet the social and medical needs of patients with complex conditions. Learn how plans invest in training to keep staff in these roles committed and sharp.
At CHCF's Innovation Showcase, entrepreneurs shared with payers and providers 12 new ways to deliver mental and behavioral health care in safety-net settings.
Diabetic retinopathy is a real-world problem that can benefit from a simulation-based solution. Join the Kaggle competition to develop an automated detection program. Entries are due July 20.
Five California public hospitals are integrating Lean management techniques at every level to improve performance. Case studies highlight their progress and lessons learned.
Data maps contrast the estimated need for palliative care with the uneven availability of hospital and community programs in California.
CHCF invests in SIRUM, a committed group of social entrepreneurs who run an application that matches safety-net clinics in need of drugs with medical facilities that have them to donate.