Data have the potential to dramatically improve decisionmaking at all levels of government, but only if elected officials can do so without being overwhelmed with information.
Is the goal line in site for California? Experts and stakeholders measure the distance to achieving widespread use of HIT.
A series of fact sheets and infographics demystify technical topics that are central to understanding the implementation of health reform in California.
This first publicly reported dashboard of Medi-Cal managed care shows areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
Held: December 9, 2013
This Sacramento briefing explored the state of pricing transparency, provided examples of effective practices for sharing price information, and covered potential strategies for driving transparency forward in California.
The marketplace for Californians buying individual health coverage after January 1, 2014, will be affected by both federal and state laws and regulations. This side-by-side comparison table gives an overview of their similarities and differences.
Applying for health insurance under the ACA is a challenge. Help is standing by for Californians trying to navigate their way to enrollment.
Protecting patients' personal health information is key. This report describes the matrix of federal and California laws that protect their information and address any breaches.
Held: September 27, 2013
Learn about how we pay for care, as well as new payment models with the potential to deliver better value, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Accountable care organizations are springing up across California in an effort to reduce costs and improve care. How have ACO contracting arrangements evolved regionally?
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Can California's three major state health care purchasers combine their buying power to lower costs or improve value? Implementation of the ACA may provide an opportunity.
In the past 50 years, the way health care is financed has changed, with private payers and public insurance paying for more care. This interactive graphic shows who paid for the nation's health care and how much it cost.
While the US continues to spend a greater percentage of GDP on health care than any other industrialized nation, the 2011 increase bucked historical trends, according to the latest Health Care Costs 101.
Can paramedics improve the efficiency of emergency resources and enhance access to primary care for the medically underserved through a new model of care, called "community paramedicine"?