California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF)

California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) is a non-profit philanthropic organization based in Oakland, California.  They  support ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care. CHCF regularly conducts research and commissions surveys and reports on emerging information technology trends and related policy and regulatory issues. They have funded a number of surveys, studies, and projects of open source and health IT systems, e.g. EHR, PHR, HIE systems.