Zenei Cortez of the California Nurses Association, Jan Emerson-Shea of the California Hospital Association, Shawn Evans of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and Linda Good of Scripps Health spoke with California Healthline about the challenges that California hospitals face in raising influenza vaccination rates among health care workers.
Cheri Hummel of the California Hospital Association, Kurt Kainsinger of UCLA Healthcare System, Claudia Marroquin-Frometa of Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Lisa Schoenthal of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority spoke with California Healthline about how California hospitals are forming partnerships to strengthen their disaster preparedness plans.
Parag Bharadwaj of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Judy Citko of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Suzi Johnson of Sharp HospiceCare and Steven Oppenheim of the Institute of Palliative Medicine spoke with California Healthline about the growth of palliative care services in California.
David Goodman -- professor of pediatrics and health policy at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and co-director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care -- spoke with California Healthline about efforts to study variations in care quality from the beginning to the end of life.
Leah Binder of the Leapfrog Group, Jan Emerson-Shea of the California Hospital Association, Ashish Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health and Nancy Pratt of Sharp HealthCare spoke with California Healthline about how California hospitals fared in the Leapfrog Group's recent report card on patient safety.
Harold Miller, president and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, spoke with California Healthline about the importance of pursuing innovative health care improvement strategies that are tailored to local needs.
Kim Dempsey, director of innovation and strategy at NCB Capital Impact, spoke with California Healthline about recommendations for improving the operations of community health centers.
Molly Coye, chief innovation officer of UCLA, spoke with California Healthline about how UCLA and other health care systems are taking steps to increase the value of the health care services they deliver.
Renee Hsia of UC-San Francisco, Sandra Schneider of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Caroline Steinberg of the American Hospital Association spoke with California Healthline about a recent study on emergency department closures.
Bridget Duffy, CEO of ExperiaHealth, spoke with California Healthline about efforts to help patients navigate the health care system and the benefits of focusing on patient experience.
Don Crane of the California Association of Physician Groups, Kristen Miranda of Blue Shield of California and Leah Newkirk of the California Academy of Family Physicians spoke with California Healthline about efforts to create accountable care organizations in California.
Julia Hallisy of the Empowered Patient Coalition, Jim Lott of the Hospital Association of Southern California and Greg Moran of Olive View-UCLA Medical Center spoke with California Healthline about efforts to address carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Suzanne Delbanco, executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, spoke with California Healthline about a growing movement to improve the delivery of care by transforming health care payment structures across the U.S.
Kim Delahanty of the UC-San Diego Health System, Kevin Reilly of the Department of Public Health and Debby Rogers of the California Hospital Association spoke with California Healthline about efforts to curb health care-associated infections.
Earl Ferguson, director of the Southern Sierra Telehealth Network, spoke with California Healthline about how telemedicine tools can help people in rural areas obtain access to primary care providers and specialists.