2023 Edition — California Health Care Spending
Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
Between 2010 and 2020, health care spending in California grew faster on an annual average basis than health spending in the US and the economic growth in the state. This Almanac quick reference guide provides an overview of spending in California.
2023 Edition — Quality of Care: Maternal Health and Childbirth
While California continues to make progress on the quality of care provided to women during their pregnancies and deliveries, there is room for improvement. This set of quality measures focuses on maternal health and childbirth.
What We Learned in Davis About Public Health Data and Partnerships During the Pandemic
November 22, 2022
Public health leader Brad Pollock explains why California urgently needs standardized, secure, interoperable surveillance systems to safely leverage critical health data.
2022 Edition — California Hospitals
California’s 337 general acute care (GAC) hospitals discharged 2.8 million patients and had 40.1 million outpatient visits in 2020. This quick reference guide provides an overview of the state’s GAC hospitals, including number of beds, use of services, and selected financial measures.
Closing the Gap in California’s Health Data Exchange
Kate Ricker-Kiefert, Lauren Block
This paper outlines the technological capacity and funding needs of delivery system providers who must comply with AB 133, which calls for the development and implementation of a statewide Health and Human Services Data Exchange Framework.
An Assessment of the California Health Information Technology Landscape in 2022
This brief summarizes the 2022 Health IT Landscape Assessment describing California's current health IT environment. It includes findings on the state of health IT adoption, past adoption trends and IT use during HITECH Act funding programs, and remaining challenges to achieving full implementation.
2022 Edition — California Health Insurers
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
California Health Insurers: Staying the Course provides a snapshot of the insurance market in California at the end of 2020. Data from the state’s two insurance regulators — the California Department of Managed Health Care and the California Department of Insurance — and other sources were used to examine market share, enrollment, financial performance, and consumer satisfaction.
How to Share Data: A Practical Guide for Health and Homeless Systems of Care
Homelessness & Health Care, Data Exchange
This practical guide is intended to serve as a tool for communities at any stage of engagement in cross-sector data sharing between health and homeless systems of care. It is designed to help communities ready to start such efforts for the first time, as well as those that have room to grow their data sharing efforts.
Data Exchange Explainer Series
CHCF's Data Exchange Explainer Series seeks to create a better understanding among stakeholders of statewide health information exchange. These four papers highlight other states' pathways to provide incentives for participation in data exchange, approaches to governance adopted by policymakers, digital identity management, and data sharing agreements.
2022 Edition — Substance Use in California
Allison Valentine, Molly Brassil
California's health care system is moving toward acknowledging substance use disorders (SUDs) as chronic illnesses, yet only about 10% of people with an SUD in the last year received treatment. Substance Use in California: Prevalence and Treatment provides an overview of substance use and addiction in the state.
2021 Edition — California Emergency Departments
Renee Y. Hsia
California’s emergency departments (EDs) provide a critical source of health care to people with acute medical conditions or who have experienced trauma or injury. EDs are expected to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay. California Emergency Departments: A Critical Source of Care looks at the most recent data on supply, visits, and wait times, as well as trends from 2009 to 2019.