Quality

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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Major Health Plans Invest in California Joint Replacement Registry

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.

California Joint Replacement Registry

June 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.

Optimizing the Quality of In-Home Primary and Palliative Care

June 2014

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.

Free the Data

June 2014

CHCF's Free the Data initiative seeks to develop new tools to access, analyze, and communicate health data in California.

Improving Patient Experience with Ambulatory Care

May 2014

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.

CalQualityCare.org: Smarter Choices Start Here

April 2014

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.

Best Practices in Assisted Living: Considering Potential Reforms for California

February 2014

While residents of California's assisted living facilities require more health care services than in the past, state regulations haven't kept pace. 

Knight News Challenge: Big Data on a Local Scale

January 2014

CHCF was a partner in the Knight Foundation's 2013 News Challenge to harness health data for use by policymakers at the local level.

Solutions Journalism Network Receives $122,500 Prize from CHCF

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 Care: Patient Scenarios Teach Doctors

January 2014

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.

Getting Lean: A Journey Toward Better Health Care

December 2013

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.

Briefing — Bringing Greater Transparency to Cancer Care in California

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.

Cancer Care Transparency

October 2013

In keeping with CHCF's move to focus on more shoppable conditions and procedures, we are now turning our attention to cancer care.

Quality of Care: Steps in the Right Direction

October 2013

A wide array of measures indicates improvements in the delivery of health care in California, but serious racial and ethnic disparities persist.

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