Electronic medical records (EMRs) offer many benefits, but security firewalls make sharing information digitally with outside providers nearly impossible. A new pilot aims to change this.
Changes in policy and reimbursement are often necessary to move innovations from pilot to practice. The Center for Connected Health Policy is focused on identifying policy barriers and developing responsive solutions related to telehealth.
February 27, 2013
This webinar explored how technology can help providers and organizations better manage chronic illness, care transitions, and specialty referrals.
Medical practices are now allowed to prescribe controlled substances electronically, but few do. CHCF is trying to understand the challenges and barriers.
Minors seeking mental or reproductive health services may wish to do so without their parents' knowledge. But with electronic health information exchange, confidentiality is tricky.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act invested billions nationally for health information technology (HIT), including up to $3 billion for California alone. This interactive graphic shows how this money has been spent so far in California.
The HITECH Act invested billions in federal funds for health IT, with up to $3 billion for California alone. How has the state spent the money and what progress has been made?
CHCF invests in Direct Dermatology, a telemedicine group that provides remote dermatology consultations, expanding access to expert, convenient, and affordable specialty care.
A national IT management services organization was born when four community health centers collaborated on an electronic health record system.
A pilot project shows that medication order review by remote pharmacists — dubbed telepharmacy — offers a viable solution for rural hospitals that lack night and weekend coverage.
This CHCF initiative ensures that more health care data are publicly reported in California while helping to develop tools to access, analyze, and communicate these data.
County social service offices are the usual place to apply for Medi-Cal and other public assistance. Forces underway will change the financing for county administration of these programs.
Many university inventions fall behind in the race to market, but gap-funding programs, like the Health Care Technology Acceleration Program, can help.
NEHI, a national health policy institute, profiles 11 emerging technologies with the potential to reduce costs and improve the quality of chronic disease care in California.
Enroll UX 2014 is a yearlong, collaborative response to a national challenge: how to design an online eligibility, enrollment, and plan selection framework that provides an easy-to-use, intuitive experience for users.