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.
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.
The availability of specialty palliative care is uneven across California. These interactive maps contrast the estimated need for palliative care with the supply provided by hospital and community programs.
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.
Held: January 29, 2015
This regional meeting was geared toward small teams leading efforts to improve care for patients with complex care needs.
January 20, 2015
CHCF invests in Seamless Medical Systems, whose software enables patients to enter demographics, clinical history, and more on an iPad, eliminating most paper forms.
Clinical decision support tools alert providers to screen patients for high blood pressure, find opportunities for follow up, and suggest treatment options. A CHCF-supported collaborative developed tools to speed adoption of CDS for hypertension.
Delivering an exceptional patient experience can boost quality, safety, and performance. CHCF funded eight community clinics to elevate the patient experience.
In-home primary and palliative care serves seriously ill patients where they live. CHCF supports quality measures and reporting standards for the re-emerging house call.
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.