Technology’s Emerging Role in the COVID-19 Response
April 15, 2020
Investing in Innovation, Medi-Cal, Telehealth, Workforce
Technology companies supported by the CHCF Health Innovation Fund are working on ways to harness their existing technologies to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Californians with Chronic Conditions — Almanac Collection
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the US, and the biggest contributor to health care costs. The Almanac reports in this collection look at major chronic conditions and how each affects Californians.
2019 Edition — California Hospitals
California’s general acute care (GAC) hospitals discharged 3.8 million patients and had 45 million outpatient visits in 2017. This quick reference guide provides an overview of the state’s GAC hospitals, including number of beds, use of services, and selected financial measures.
2019 Edition — Maternity Care in California
Nearly half a million babies were born in California in 2018, representing one in eight of all births in the US. While the number of births has declined since 2000, childbirth remains the number one reason for hospitalization in the state. Maternity Care in California: A Bundle of Data provides an overview of the delivery of maternity care in California and compares the state’s performance by demographic groups, over time, and provides a comparison to national numbers.
Expanding Payer and Provider Participation in Data Exchange
This report outlines a spectrum of policy, contracting, and financing levers available to states working to advance interoperability, with a special focus on California's potential paths forward.
Help Wanted: Californians’ Views and Experiences of Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care
PerryUndem Research/Communication, Jen Joynt
Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care
In 2019, CHCF commissioned a statewide survey to better understand the type of medical care and services Californians would prefer to receive if they had a serious illness or if they were approaching the end of life, and to explore the experiences of those actually dealing with these issues themselves or with loved ones. This report shares selected findings from the survey, including key differences by race/ethnicity and income level.
New California Data Resource Highlights Need for Bold Action on Health Disparities
October 25, 2019
Ernest Moy, Donna L. Washington
Nowhere is the need to measure racial and ethnic health disparities greater than in California, one of the few states where people of color compose the majority of the population.