Health Information Exchange Metrics and Evaluation Strategy for California
This report outlines a proposed strategy for measuring and evaluating the activity of California's regional health information organizations, which are poised for growth under the new California Health Information Exchange Onboarding Program.
2010 Edition — Chronic Conditions of Californians
Camillia Lui, Steven Wallace
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the US, and the largest component of health care costs. This report examines the impact of chronic conditions on the state using 2007 data from the California Health Interview Survey.
Beds for Boomers — Almanac Collection
Unprecedented growth in California’s senior population, is expected to have a significant impact on the state's health care system. The Almanac reports in this collection examines the growth in the state's senior population and potential impacts on acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health providers, and residential care facilities.
Maternity Care in California — Almanac Collection
The Almanacs in this collection provide an overview of the delivery of maternity care in California using available metrics, and compare the state’s performance on these metrics by demographic groups, over time, and against national numbers.
2015 Edition — Health Care Costs 101
Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
With an increase of just 3.6% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in half a century, US spending on health care continued its slow growth, a trend that began in 2009. Health Care Costs 101: Reaching a Spending Plateau? details how much is spent on health care in the US, which services are purchased, and who pays.
Health Care Costs and Spending — Almanac Collection
Health Care Costs
This series of reports details how much is spent on health care in the US and California, which services are purchased, and who pays. This collection includes current and past editions of Health Care Costs 101 and Health Care Spending Almanac materials.
To Switch or Not to Switch: A Guide for Community Clinics Considering Changing EHRs
This guide will help community health center (CHC) leaders weigh the costs and benefits of remaining with their current electronic health record system (EHR) or switching to a different one. Many CHCs are considering this decision, as a shifting health care landscape requires EHRs, and the organizations that manage them, to meet increasingly robust requirements.
2016 Edition — Health Care Costs 101
Health Care Costs, Payment & Financing
After five years of slow growth, national health spending grew by 5.3% in 2014, up from 2.9% in 2013. The faster growth was due in part to coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Health Care Costs 101: ACA Spurs Modest Growth, released in 2016, reports on data from 2014.
2019 Edition — California Health Insurers
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
California Health Insurers: Large Insurers Remain on Top provides a snapshot of the insurance market in California at the end of 2017. This Almanac report looks at market share, enrollment, financial performance, and consumer satisfaction.
2019 Edition — Quality of Care: Chronic Conditions
This set of quality measures highlights California’s performance across a range of chronic conditions, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease, and includes data by race/ethnicity, payer, and county.
2019 Edition — Californians with Low Incomes
Matthew Newman, Eunice Roh
All Californians should have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford. Californians with low incomes often face greater barriers to care than those with higher incomes. This Almanac quick reference guide provides a look at the data provided by the 2017 California Health Interview Survey.
CIN Resource Page: Managing Total Cost of Care to Succeed in Risk-Based Payment
Payment & Financing
This resource page from the California Improvement Network contains reports and tools to support success for payers and provider organizations in managing total cost of care and in risk-based payment models.
2013 Edition — Quality of Care
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health
The quality of health care in California is improving, yet significant disparities persist in some areas. This Almanac report, Quality of Care: Steps in the Right Direction, provides data on a number of measures, including childbirth, children's health, and management of patients with common chronic conditions.