Californians have access to the best health care in the world. Yet on any given day, there can be a disappointing gap between the quality of care that has been advanced by modern medicine and the quality that the average patient receives. CHCF looks at the issues of quality, safety, and variation in managed care delivery.
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.
This free website offers one-stop shopping for ratings and other information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long term care facilities.
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.
CHCF supports this effort to collect data, analyze it, and report on the quality of maternity care delivered throughout the state to improve care and inform treatment decisionmaking.
In California, many who die of cancer receive more aggressive care at the end of life than in the rest of the country. Cancer treatment also varies widely from region to region and from hospital to hospital within the state.
Following a 2011 CHCF study of geographic medical variation in California, leaders in Humboldt County came together to examine the causes of variation in their region. A multimedia story recounts what transpired.
Updated in 2013 to include breast cancer, prostate cancer, and spine procedures, this CHCF-sponsored research shows that practice patterns vary dramatically from place to place.
Held: May 8, 2013
Hear why variation in clinical care at the end-of-life matters, how patient preferences are often at odds with the care they get, and how new data might support the goals of the Let's Get Healthy California Task Force.