Innovate Blog


October 26, 2020

The Current State of Mental Health Screening and Access in California: Results from 35,000 Patients

Mental health concerns are increasingly common, yet many patients in California are not screened for symptoms and are unable to access treatment.

October 15, 2020

Is Shorter Better When it Comes to Collecting Patient Feedback?

Patient experience is an important quality indictor, both for provider organizations and patients. The benefits to patients include better disease management, quality of life, treatment adherence, outcomes and preventive care.

September 10, 2020

Designing and Offering Responsive Telehealth Support

Working closely with California provider organizations, the Pacific Business Group on Health’s California Quality Collaborative (CQC) designed technical assistance webinars supporting primary care practices rapidly implementing and optimizing telehealth.

September 8, 2020

Supporting Employee Mental Health During COVID: 4 Best Practices for Employers Considering Digital Solutions

One in four people already struggle with their mental health, and recent reports indicate 45% of people feel their mental health has been worsened by the pandemic.

August 26, 2020

PBGH Chair Honored as Top Health Care Innovator

Lisa Woods, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) board chair, was honored August 24 by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the Top 25 Innovators for 2020.

August 18, 2020

Many Large Employers Placing a Hard Stop on Return-to-Work Plans

The majority of large employers are pumping the brakes on return-to-work plans in the face of the dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, even as they continue looking for new ways to reduce health and social inequities for employees and their families.

August 4, 2020

5 Political Sticking Points that Could Derail COVID Legislation

The Senate is working to pass another major COVID-19 bill, and the details of that legislation are of great concern for large private employers and health care purchasers seeking to manage COVID-19 costs during the sharpest economic contraction since the Great Depression.

July 27, 2020

6 Things Large Employers are Watching for in the Next Round of COVID Legislation

More than three months after enactment of the landmark CARES Act, and more than two months after the House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, the Senate is finally taking steps to pass another major bill responding to the still raging COVID-19 pandemic.

July 8, 2020

5 Pandemic Takeaways: Large Employers See COVID-19 as Catalyst for Systemic Health Care Change

COVID-19’s long-term impact on U.S. health care remains unclear, but amid the ongoing turmoil and uncertainty, large employers see opportunities for much-needed reforms.

June 30, 2020

Experts Highlight Role of Digital Tools in Reducing COVID-19 Transmission

Like a wind-driven wildfire, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to flare and race across the U.S. and around the world, jumping firebreaks to threaten health and livelihoods and imperil long-term economic sustainability.