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.
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August 11, 2015
The ambulatory surgery center industry should meet public requirements and patient expectations for safety and quality — not just convenience or efficiency.
Californians use outpatient surgery centers for many same-day procedures, yet fragmented oversight makes it difficult to get information about these facilities and the quality of care they provide.
May 8, 2015
The absence of publicly available payer data leaves consumers and policymakers in the dark, and the time has come to develop solutions that engage key participants.
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.
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.
March 31, 2015
This new relationship between the two organizations will help advance the mission to provide better outcomes for patients having total hip and knee arthroplasties in California and throughout the United States.
CHCF's Free the Data initiative seeks to develop new tools to access, analyze, and communicate health data in California.
In-home primary and palliative care serves seriously ill patients where they live. CHCF supports quality measures and reporting standards for the re-emerging house call.
How many health solutions are hiding in plain sight? From hospital-acquired infections to childhood obesity, initiatives to promote open data aim to improve community health.
December 16, 2014
The Affordable Care Act's promise of expanded coverage and better care has inspired a lot of people to look for ways to improve treatment decisions and help patients lead healthier lives.
Expectant mothers can have different delivery experiences depending on the hospital. Where are California's high- and low-performing hospitals on maternity measures?
Held: November 14, 2014
Hear recommendations from an expert workgroup as to how the California Cancer Registry, the statewide population-based cancer surveillance system, could be used to measure, publicly report, and thereby improve the quality of care.
Information about cancer care quality in California is lacking. The California Cancer Registry houses important data, which, if linked with other data sources, could help fill the gaps.
For patients considering elective surgery, geography matters. This interactive map presents usage rates across California and highlights unexplained variation for a host of procedures.
In keeping with CHCF's move to provide information on medical procedures to make them more "shoppable" for consumers, we have turned our attention to cancer care.
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