California Health Care Improvement Projects (CHIPs)

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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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You say “Data”, I say “Data”…

Benjamin Morrison

Project Goal: To improve patient outcomes and team satisfaction by getting accurate, consistent, and timely data into the hands of the care teams with the proper data support.

September 1, 2019
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An Ounce of Prevention: The LADHS Journey to Improve Quality through Efficient Patient Outreach and Engagement

Anshu Abhat

Project Goal: To create a more efficient patient outreach process around common healthcare quality goals. This will improve patient experience and increase clinic staff direct patient care and engagement.

September 1, 2019
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Overcoming the Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage

Tam Nguyen

Project Goal: To increase access to behavioral health services by: (1) expanding the behavioral health provider (BHP) network, (2) using virtual behavioral health (BH) visits, and (3) adding mobile health (m-health) tools through a partnership with a health service technology vendor that functions as the central hub to facilitate referrals and match patients to the right care pathway.

September 1, 2019
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Multi-Division High-Utilizer Case Management Pilot

Mariana Noy

Project Goal: To analyze Contra Costa County’s 175,708 Medi-Cal eligible county residents as of June 2018 and run models to identify the predictors of avoidable hospital utilization over a 13 month period. Predictors considered are insurance status, race/ethnicity, age, history of detention, marital status, sex, living alone/social isolation, history of homelessness, and English speaking.

September 1, 2019
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Primary Care for the Mind: Improving Mental Health Access for Children

Lee Atkinson-McEvoy

Project Goal: 1.To create a program to increase the knowledge and efficacy of UCSF Health Pediatric Network PCPs to diagnose and manage children with mild to moderate ADHD, Depression and Anxiety and to partner in a consultative model of care with Child Psychiatry. 2. Increase access for children with mental health conditions by having PCPs managed mild to moderate conditions and increasing capacity in psychiatry for moderate to severe conditions.

September 1, 2019
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Launching a Scalable Collaborative Care Model for Depression in UCSF Primary Care

Margo Pumar

Project Description: To develop and implement a Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) pilot that increases access to mental health services, improves patient outcomes for depression, increases patient and provider satisfaction, and is financially sustainable.

September 1, 2019
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Maximizing Operating Room Availability for Trauma Patients

Christopher Bayne

Project Goal: To maximize operating room (OR) space and decrease OR backlog for adult upper extremity trauma patients.

September 1, 2019
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