Channeling the Flow: Data Infrastructure for Population Health in the Safety Net
Mark Elson, Alex Horowitz
Health care data are becoming increasingly portable across provider organizations and information technology systems. Concomitant advances in infrastructure are needed to manage the data flow.
Medi-Cal Win-Win: Surging Enrollment Fosters Investment in the Safety Net
Pacific Health Consulting Group
Increased Medi-Cal enrollment since ACA implementation was a game-changer for public plans and safety-net clinics. This research examines plans' investment in clinics and the outlook for the future.
Major Transition with Minor Disruption: Moving Undocumented Children from Healthy Kids to Full-Scope Medi-Cal
Low-income, undocumented children soon will be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal, but some already have other coverage. How can the state minimize care disruptions during this transition?
Tapping into Digitized Behavioral Therapy: Lessons from the Safety Net
Behavioral Health, Providers
Patients with depression or chronic pain may be helped by computerized cognitive behavioral therapy. Two pilot tests in safety-net clinics point to barriers and their solutions.
Dying in California: A Status Report on End-of-Life Care
Kelley Queale, Kate Meyers
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care, Workforce
This status report describes California's progress over the past decade in end-of-life care, as measured against the Institute of Medicine's 2014 recommendations, and looks at the challenges that remain.
Locally Sourced: The Crucial Role of Counties in the Health of Californians
Deborah Reidy Kelch
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
A lot of health care happens in our own backyards. This report looks at the role of California's counties in providing health services for our state's most vulnerable residents.