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As part of a March Health Affairs issue examining health care delivery system innovations, a trio of UC Berkeley School of Public Health experts analyzed the efficacy of reference pricing—a new component of health insurance more...
As the nation faces a change in leadership, UC Berkeley School of Public Health professor Stephen Shortell and UCSF School of Medicine associate professor Dr. Diane Rittenhouse highlight the most critical health policy more...
Dr. Stefano Bertozzi, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and professor of Health Policy and Management, has been elected the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and more...
Can the United States transform its ailing and expensive healthcare system using lean organizational principles? Lean management, first developed and implemented by Toyota in the late 1980s, creates a culture and overall more...
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The implementation of reference pricing for diagnostic laboratory tests, when combined with access to price information, was associated with reductions in prices and payments by both employer and employees, a recent UC more...
A new study suggests Covered California’s authority to select health insurers successfully held down premium costs. The research was published in the May issue of Health Affairs, and was conducted at the UC Berkeley School more...
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How you offer patients an HIV test has a significant impact on the likelihood of them accepting tests, finds a University of California study published by The BMJ on January 19. Worldwide, approximately 37 million people are more...
The UC Berkeley Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) has been awarded research funding of $2.2 million to examine the impact on diabetes prevention and management of a nationwide initiative to more...
A new study, published in the August issue of Health Affairs, found that states with prior approval authority over health insurance rates in the individual market experienced a 10 percentage point lower rate of increase in more...
Richard Scheffler, professor of health economics and public policy at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, coedited a special issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (JHPPL) focused on assessing more...
In effort to study high-performing health care systems and their ability to adopt and implement evidence-based medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is establishing three National Centers of more...
Can a patient go from 132 visits to an emergency department in one year to zero visits in 10 months? Would it take a major corrective surgery or a new cure-all drug to accomplish this feat? Actually, in the case of one more...
In honor of National Minority Health Awareness Month, the chairs of the Health Care Task Forces of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus more...
Stephen M. Shortell, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and dean emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 TRUST Award, more...
Innovation in medical technology has a tremendous power to supply new drugs, devices, and diagnostics that improve health, reduce risks, and extend life. But innovation in medical technology has also led to unsustainable more...
California has more accountable care organizations (ACOs) than any other state in the country, with particularly rapid growth over the past two years. This is a good thing, according to the Berkeley Forum for Improving more...
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According to the CDC, almost half of all Americans have one or more chronic illnesses. For those age 65 or older, the figure is closer to 85 percent. This make chronic illness care a crucial test for health care reform in more...
There are more than 600 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States working to improve the quality of care and reduce costs for a defined population of patients with associated financial rewards or losses. A more...
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A report released today by the Berkeley Forum for Improving California's Healthcare Delivery System finds that California hospital spending could be reduced by billions of dollars over the next eight years if patients’ more...
The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by a UC more...

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