CHCF's Free the Data initiative seeks to develop new tools to access, analyze, and communicate health data in California.
June 19, 2014
Blue Shield of California has committed to donate $300,000 over three years, health plan Cigna has pledged to donate $150,000 over three years, and Anthem Blue Cross has contributed $100,000 in 2014.
Despite the high volume of hip and knee replacements, data on device efficacy, surgical technique, and patient outcomes are lacking. A statewide registry aims to fill the gaps.
Home-centered primary and palliative care programs serve seriously ill patients where they live. CHCF supports the creation of quality measures and reporting standards for this re-emerging model of care delivery.
Public health systems are increasingly focused on improving patients' experience of care. With support from CHCF, 15 clinics benchmarked their performance and tested new approaches aimed at doing better.
This free website from CHCF offers one-stop shopping for ratings and other information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long term care facilities.
While residents of California's assisted living facilities require more health care services than in the past, state regulations haven't kept pace.
CHCF was a partner in the Knight Foundation's 2013 News Challenge to harness health data for use by policymakers at the local level.
January 14, 2014
The Solutions Journalism Network will use a CHCF grant to focus the power of big data on solving local health care problems.
High-value, cost-conscious treatment is a new concept for many physicians. Online cases teach doctors how to weigh the potential benefits, risks, and costs of common tests and therapies.
This multimedia presentation shows how leaders from five California public hospital systems traveled the country to learn how to apply the Lean management model to improve patient care.
Held: October 30, 2013
Hear a review of the state of information about cancer care quality in California and possible paths to improve the status quo.
In keeping with CHCF's move to focus on more shoppable conditions and procedures, we are now turning our attention to cancer care.
A wide array of measures indicates improvements in the delivery of health care in California, but serious racial and ethnic disparities persist.