For the Record: EHR Adoption in the Safety Net
Manatt Health, Community Clinics Health Network
This report looks at the special challenges that safety-net clinics encounter in implementing electronic health records. It gives a detailed account of both the unique and the commonplace experiences that would be instructive for other clinics.
Tools for Clinics: Four Health Centers Use Chronic Disease Management Systems
S. A. Kushinka
Chronic disease management systems (CDMSs) can track thousands of patients at a time and automate care follow-up processes. Four California clinics describe their experiences setting up and using these quality-improvement tools.
Getting Connected: The Outlook for Electronic Prescribing in California
This issue brief assesses the progress of electronic prescribing technology in California and examines how greater coordination between providers, health plans, and pharmacies could help overcome persistent barriers to adoption.
Innovations in Health Care Delivery
The September/October 2008 issue of Health Affairs explores innovations in health care delivery, including retail clinics and other alternative delivery models. Select articles are available at no cost through CHCF. A webcast is also available.
Whose Data Is It Anyway? Expanding Consumer Control over Personal Health Information
This publication explores the technological and legal landscape governing personal health information, as well as key issues that must be addressed for consumers to have an appropriate level of control over their own health records.
Will Employer Coverage Endure?
The November/December 2006 issue of Health Affairs explores the future of employer coverage and trends in private health insurance. The six articles include a national survey that finds Americans have difficulty making trade-offs to reform the health system.
Consumer-Directed Health Care: Early Evidence About Effects on Cost and Quality
Melinda Buntin et al.
This package of Health Affairs articles led by Buntin, Yegian et al., focuses on the effects of consumer-directed health plans. It includes results from a 2005 roundtable and expert perspectives.