This report explores the readiness for health information technology (HIT) from the perspective of long term care providers: nursing facilities, residential care facilities, and community-based service providers.
The Breast Care Center at UCSF designed an application build a customized care plan for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Such patient-centered PHRs may remind a patient to take medications, provide tailored decision prompts to help people understand and adhere to treatment regimens, or transmit data to providers.
This issue brief examines employer initiatives to adopt personal health records (PHRs) as a tool to cut costs and improve efficiency. It explores the pros and cons of PHRs and offers a road map for adoption.
Examining IT solutions for physician practices, this report focuses on the option of application service provider (ASP) software. It includes software comparisons, key considerations, and a guide to suitability.
Foundation CEO Mark Smith outlines ten ways to make California a leader in using health information technology to improve care and reduce costs.
Responding to Gov. Schwarzenegger’s call for a comprehensive health IT policy agenda in California by July 2007, CHCF outlined ten recommendations to inform discussion at the eHealth Action Forum held October 12, 2006, in Sacramento.
The largest health plans, medical groups, and clinical laboratories participating in California's pay-for-performance programs are now using uniform standards to electronically exchange pharmacy and lab results data.
This report compares chronic disease management systems and electronic medical records to judge their effectiveness in improving outcomes for patients with chronic illness, and reducing costs of care.
This report examines the development and distribution of open source software, concluding that it will likely become the model for capturing, sharing, and managing patient information to support quality care.
The California HealthCare Foundation has two initiatives to promote the electronic transfer of laboratory results data to clinical settings: CALINX and ELINCS. This page provides answers to common questions about how the two initiatives relate.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the prescribing infrastructure, explores whether the health system is ready for ePrescribing, and evaluates its potential impact on physicians and pharmacies.
CHCF provided funding for clinicians to enroll at half price in a course that covered HIT topics in general, such as EHRs, biomedical computing, telemedicine, and consumer health, or a course about the implementation and management of electronic health record systems.
This national consumer survey, a follow-up to a groundbreaking 1999 study, reveals American attitudes and concerns about health privacy and confidentiality in the wake of implementation of federal privacy protections (HIPAA).
This issue brief examines opportunities for greater integration of consumer health information with other clinical information systems and explores how consumer health information data standards may help.
This report provides a general overview of clinical data standards and highlights how different organizations are using standards to implement interoperable software solutions.