Rights and Requirements: A Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information in California
Center for Democracy & Technology
Protecting patients' personal health information is key. This report describes the matrix of federal and California laws that protect their information and address any breaches.
Arranged Marriages: The Evolution of ACO Partnerships in California
Center for Studying Health System Change
ACA/Health Reform, Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
Accountable care organizations are springing up across California in an effort to reduce costs and improve care. How have ACO contracting arrangements evolved regionally?
All Together Now — Coordinating California’s Public Sector Health Care Purchasing
Michael Bailit, Megan Burns
ACA/Health Reform, Medi-Cal, Health Care Costs
Can California's three major state health care purchasers combine their buying power to lower costs or improve value? Implementation of the ACA may provide an opportunity.
The Right Place: An Overview of Supportive Housing Options for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Long-term services available to seniors and persons with disabilities vary depending on where they live. This report offers an overview of supportive housing options for them.
Let’s Talk: Community Promotes the Conversation About End-of-Life Care Wishes
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
Can whole communities be activated to promote and support end-of-life conversations? Learn how Contra Costa County's civic, faith-based, and health care leaders are exploring this possibility.
2013 Edition — Long-Term Care in California
Leslie Ross, Edwina Newsom, Charlene Harrington
The number of elderly residents in California is expected to balloon in the next 30 years. Will the long-term care system be able to care for the state's aging population? This report describes the state's supply and use of long-term care services, including Medicare and Medicaid spending on services, and quality of care.
Measuring Up? End-of-Life Cancer Care in California
Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
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.
Help Yourself: The Rise of Online Health Marketplaces
Patient-Centered Care, Payment & Financing
Online health care shopping sites are making it easy for Americans to search for, schedule, and often pay for doctor appointments and other services in a single transaction.
Mapping the Gaps: Mental Health in California
Behavioral Health, Providers
About 1 in 20 adults in California suffers from a serious mental illness, though rates can vary widely by region. This interactive infographic displays the geographic variation in the prevalence of the condition and the location of licensed mental health professionals.
Community Paramedicine: A Promising Model for Integrating Emergency and Primary Care
Kenneth Kizer, Karen Shore
Can paramedics improve the efficiency of emergency resources and enhance access to primary care for the medically underserved through a new model of care called "community paramedicine"?
2013 Edition — Mental Health Care in California
Wendy Holt, Neal Adams
Many Californians with mental illness don't get the treatment they need. This Almanac report, Mental Health in California: Painting a Picture, focuses on prevalence, care delivery, and cost.
A Complex Case: Public Mental Health Delivery and Financing in California
Sarah Arnquist, Peter Harbage
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal
County-administered mental health programs serve more than half a million Californians each year. How does the state finance, administer, and deliver mental health care?
Leading the Way: Complex Care Management Program Overviews
Patients with chronic conditions often have multiple issues, see an average of 11 providers, and take numerous medications. These 19 programs have succeeded in coordinating such complex care.