Ronald Campbell

Ronald Campbell

Center for Health Reporting

Ronald Campbell analyzes health care data and costs. Before joining the Center he was a staff writer at the Orange County Register for more than 25 years. He founded the Register’s program in computer-assisted reporting. He has written extensively about the census, immigration, white-collar crime and the trade in human body parts. He has won the Gerald Loeb Award, the IRE Award and placed third in the Philip Meyer Award. He lives in Orange County, Calif. In his spare time he hikes and rock climbs.

Inland Empire Health Plan

INLAND: Medi-Cal contractor struggles with more patients, less pay

At midmorning, the two parking lots are full and cars line the curb. Inside, the waiting room of the LaSalle Pediatric Medical Clinic in San Bernardino is packed.
Safety Net Hospitals

Local hospitals hit hard by Medicare fines

Three hospitals in Ventura County rank among California’s 25 most heavily fined hospitals in Medicare programs that tie penalties to quality of care.
Safety Net Hospitals

Safety Net Hospitals Hit Hardest by Medicare Fines

Hospitals that treat California's poorest patients, including local ones, are faring badly under the Affordable Care Act's drive to improve quality.
The ACA in California one year in

How Obamacare transformed health care in California: an interactive map

An interactive map, by county, of Californians with health insurance as a result of Obamacare.
Waiting in the ER

ER waiting 'clearly inhumane'

Californians, especially those in Los Angeles County, endure longer waits in hospital emergency rooms than most Americans. There is scant evidence that the situation will get better anytime soon.
Deadly Neglect (Part III)

Overhaul of assisted living faces hurdles

A group of 15 bills to toughen state oversight of California’s assisted living industry is facing new challenges from owners of small facilities who say the measures would cause homes to close, leaving seniors with fewer options.
Deadly Neglect (Part III)

Status of assisted living bills

Reforms proposed by legislators face test this week.
Electronic Health Records

E-Record Push Dividing Doctors

Dr. Martin Fee, an infectious disease specialist, doesn’t miss the days of chasing medical records through the corridors of Orange County hospitals.
Electronic Health Records

Millions of Electronic Medical Records Breached

Thieves, hackers and careless workers have breached the medical privacy of nearly 32 million Americans, including 4.6 million Californians, since 2009.
Electronic Health Records

Hits to Medical Privacy

Since early 2009 the federal government has reported more than 1,000 cases in which private health information was put at risk, affecting nearly 32 million people.

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