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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Physician – Allied Health Professional Panel Co-Management

Khodam Rostomian

Project Goal: To utilize an allied health professional in adult primary care practice to reduce panel size of primary care patients, help to reduce after-hour shifts and indirect work load of primary care physicians.

September 1, 2018
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My Health Tag – Addressing A1c and Blood Pressure Goal Awareness

Daniela Connelly

Project Goal: To improve metabolic outcomes in our patient population through increased hemoglobin A1c and blood pressure goal awareness by using a simple take-home tool.

September 1, 2018
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Keeping Patients Out of the Emergency Department After Acute Hospitalization

Alpa Sanghavi

Project Goal: Implement discharge bundle to improve patient experience with discharge process and reduce post discharge emergency department return.

September 1, 2018
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Ensuring Faster Access to Effective Multiple Sclerosis Medications

Bahar Davidoff

Project Goal: To ensure that Multiple Sclerosis patients receive the most effective medication with in a month of diagnosis to reduce relapses and disease progression leading to inpatient utilization.

September 1, 2018
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Walk with Me: A Patient-Engaged Health Systems Curriculum for Early MD and PA Students

Erika Schillinger

Project Goal: To create a structured course to engage Medical Doctors and Physical Assistants students directly with patients, caregivers, and the health care system. Students will understand patients’ and caregivers’ lived experiences and therefore be more compassionate clinicians and leaders.

September 1, 2018
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Cost Savings and a Better Patient Experience: A Win-Win; How 340B Pricing Saved Over $1,000,000/Year

Stanley Dea

Project Goal: To reduce costs by decreasing the number of patients using outside pharmacies by making it easier for patients to procure their anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor medications at our 340B pharmacies.

September 1, 2018
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StreetHealth: Improving The Medical Outreach Model to Homeless Encampments

Jeffrey Seal

Project Goal: To develop a sustainable model of psychiatric outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness through the provision of psychiatric and substance use medications (medication-assisted treatment) in encampments and improved linkage to community health centers.

September 1, 2018
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