Sarah Brush shares insights on engaging KP members in a Learning Health System project to revamp chronic pain care.
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.
Much of the LHS Program’s work in 2020 focused on informing and accelerating Kaiser Permanente’s response to COVID-19. We’ll continue this important work in 2021, while pursuing other ongoing projects that target specific areas of concern heightened by the pandemic—so that we can better serve members with mental health challenges, social needs, chronic pain, and other complex conditions.
Claire Allen shares how a new paper from our LHS Program can help learning health systems move from concept to reality.
For more information about Kaiser Permanente Washington's Learning Health System Program, please email us at KPWALHS@kp.org.