This report provides a comprehensive, independent evaluation of the factors leading to the closure of the eight-year-old RHIO in Santa Barbara.
Making RHIO software available as an "open source offering" can help accelerate the benefits of clinical information-sharing by reducing costs, using common standards, and involving participants to make improvements.
This report examines key privacy and security issues that regional health information organizations may encounter and the policies and practices they adopt to manage those issues.
This report assesses the promises, perils, and challenges of personal health records and the impact they could have in the coming years based on the perspectives of leading experts in the field.
This project helped to focus national attention on the value of health information exchange and pioneered a variety of innovative approaches over its nearly nine-year run. Although the exchange is not operational, RHIO development efforts will benefit from the lessons learned.
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.