The Relationship Between Commercial Website Ratings and Traditional Hospital Performance Measures
Naomi Bardach, Renée Asteria-Peñaloza
As more consumers turn to social media to research purchasing decisions, how do sites like Yelp.com compare with traditional sites for hospital quality information?
California’s Rural Health Clinics: Obstacles and Opportunities
Blue Sky Consulting Group
California's 271 rural health clinics are key providers of primary care to elderly and low-income populations. This report presents an overview of the patients they serve and the obstacles they face.
Final Chapter: Californians’ Attitudes and Experiences with Death and Dying
Lake Research Partners, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Most Californians would prefer to die a natural death at home without becoming a burden on family. Yet according to this survey, a disconnect exists between what they want and reality.
Ready for Reform? Health Insurance Regulation in California Under the ACA
California has two agencies that regulate health insurance. In advance of major changes ahead under health reform, a report considers whether this dual structure is the most efficient approach.
California’s Individual and Small Group Markets on the Eve of Reform
As health reform presses ahead, California's individual and small group health insurance markets will gain new importance. See profiles of the segments and a new look at small group market share.
Timeline: Health Insurance in California Before the ACA
Insurance Coverage, ACA/Health Reform
Three infographics show enrollment rates in health plans and public programs, provide an illuminating history of the many plan mergers in the state since 1985, and offer a timeline of major milestones in California insurance history since the 1920s, and up to passage of the ACA.
Touchscreen Check-In: Kiosks Speed Hospital Registration
Jared Rhoads, Erica Drazen
Patient-Centered Care, Workforce
Patient self-service kiosks are in use in hospitals to speed the check-in process, collect copays, and perform other tasks. This report discusses the types of kiosks, their capabilities, and best practices in selecting and using them.
The Medicare Drug Benefit: Changes in California for 2008
This fact sheet provides a first look at changes to Medicare Part D offerings in California for 2008. It examines changes in the number of participating plans, benefits, premiums, and cost sharing.