California Health Care Improvement Projects (CHIPs)

Ako Jacinto presents his CHIP

California Health Care Improvement Projects (CHIPs) are designed by CHCF Health Care Leadership Program participants with the goal of addressing meaningful challenges or opportunities in health care. 

Browse CHIPs to leverage the work of CHCF alumni and find opportunities to collaborate in order to improve health for Californians.

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Primary Care Virtual Multi-Disciplinary Support Team (MIST)

Dominique Quincy

Project Goal: To establish a multi-disciplinary team doing virtual care to improve physician access, growth and joy of medicine in clinic.

September 1, 2019
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Integrating Quality & Safety Across Two Children’s Hospitals

Arpi Bekmezian

Project Goal: To design a strategy to integrate the quality and safety programs at Benioff Children’s Hospital-San Francisco and Benioff Children’s Hospital-Oakland. 

September 1, 2019
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Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services: Care When You Need It

Shahna Rogosin

Project Goal: To improve access to behavioral health services by providing educational outreach to primary care teams and implementing consistent use of screening tools.

September 1, 2019
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Improving Operating Room Utilization at a Level I Trauma Center

Tamara Chambers

Project Goal: To increase the number of elective and emergency surgical cases completed daily at a Level I Trauma Center.
 

September 1, 2019
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A Multifaced Approach to Improving Quality Measures in the San Diego Veteran's Affairs Community Living Center

Emily Sladek

Project Goal: To improve the Quality Measure (QM) score in the San Diego Veteran's Affairs Community Living Center by advocating for improved score calculus, which would better reflect the care provided. 

 

 

September 1, 2019
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Child and Teen Outpatient Psychiatry –Tackling Our Youth Mental Health Crisis

Ann Bird

Project Goal: To offer comprehensive and accessible outpatient mental health treatments to the children and families receiving their medical care at UC San Diego Health. 

September 1, 2019
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Implementing a Population Health Approach to Patient Identification and Treatment of Depression in Primary Care

Carolyn Stead

Project Goal: To pilot a payer-agnostic Collaborative Care program for depression in three UCSF Primary Care Clinics that utilizes patient identification for enrollment, systematic tracking with the use of a registry, brief psychotherapy, and psychiatric consultation.

September 1, 2019
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