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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Nursing Led Care Coordination Optimization

Elizabeth Chow

Project Goal: To improve employee engagement within the care coordination department and reduce average length of stay through coordinated team efforts to reduce inefficiencies.

September 1, 2016
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An Electronically Supported Colorectal Cancer Screening Program for the Safety Net

Beverley Petrie

Project Goal: To decrease colorectal cancer (CRC) rates in patients evaluated at Department of Health Services medical centers by increasing CRC screening rates.

September 1, 2016
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eTouché – Moving Away from Referral Silos

Catherine Forest

Project Goal: To institute a seamless model for electronic eReferral at Stanford Health Care to eliminate extra visits and delays in care.

September 1, 2015
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Reducing Readmissions with Improved Transitions of Care

David Sperling

Project Goal: To reduce overall cost of care by reducing hospital readmissions while improving healthcare outcomes.

September 1, 2015
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Improving Patient Experience through Empanelment

Holly Garcia

Project Goal: To improve access and patient experience by implementing a system-wide, standardized approach to empanelment and panel size management.

September 1, 2015
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Reducing Opiate Overdoses Through Safe Opiate Prescribing Support

Ori Tzvieli

Project Goal: To reduce opiate overdoses in Contra Costa County by 10% by the end of 2016.

September 1, 2015
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The California Health and Human Services Open Data Portal

Estella Geraghty

Project Goal: To increase the usability of publicly available data by launching an Open Data portal at the California Department of Public Health.

September 1, 2015
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