Amy Lee describes how our Learning Health System Program is helping Kaiser Permanente Washington track and improve treatment for opioid use disorder.
Kaiser Permanente Washington’s Learning Health System (LHS) Program brings our research institute and care delivery system together to design, implement, and evaluate initiatives that benefit our members, our care teams, and the communities we serve. We use research evidence, data and advanced analytics, implementation science, and member experience to spread sustainable best practices across our health system.
A key role of the LHS Program is to help Kaiser Permanente Washington act quickly to implement changes when urgent needs arise—such as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using LHS Program capabilities helps Kaiser Permanente Washington make timely, patient-centered decisions that are informed by science, driven by our own data, and designed to be sustainable.
How our Learning Health System Program is using statistical methods and machine learning to respond to COVID-19. Healthy Findings, August 2020.
We are so grateful to have Lisa Berendts and Candace Reis on the Opioid Safety Committee (OSC) for our Integrated Pain Management (IPM) pilot at Puyallup Medical Center!
Lisa Berendts, LICSW, is the Integrated Mental Health social worker at Puyallup. Her expertise and perspective helped guide our team’s early conversations about integrating mental health into the IPM’s whole-person approach to pain management.
As a community resource specialist, Candace Reis is laser-focused on what our members need and is the first to step up when there’s a need for patient outreach. Her input has been critical in helping us incorporate members' social needs into our whole-person approach to chronic pain management.
For more information about Kaiser Permanente Washington's Learning Health System Program, please email us at KPWALHS@kp.org.