Practice facilitators: Boots on the ground for better care

How LHS Program practice facilitators work with KP Washington care teams to improve care. Healthy Findings, July 2021.


Claire Allen and Kayne MetterA practical roadmap to guide learning health systems

Claire Allen shares how a new paper from our LHS Program can help learning health systems move from concept to reality. Healthy Findings, March 2021.


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Sarah Brush shares insights on engaging KP members in a Learning Health System project to revamp chronic pain care. Healthy Findings, Jan. 2021.


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KP Washington family doc joins our Learning Health System Program to help identify and spread best practices. Healthy Findings, Oct. 2020.


CRS-SONNET-Newsletter.jpgThe Impact of the Community Resource Specialist (PDF)

Integrating a Lay Health Worker to Address Social Needs in KP Washington clinics. SONNET Newsletter, Sept. 2020.


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Amy Lee describes how the LHS Program is helping KP Washington track and improve treatment for opioid use disorder. Healthy Findings, Sept. 2020.


Paula-Blasi-hiking-family_1col.jpgFinding evidence to drive COVID-era decisions

How Paula Blasi brings research findings to light to support Kaiser Permanente’s rapid response to COVID-19. Healthy Findings, August 2020.


LHS-blog-stethascope-charts-1col.jpgHelping KP Washington lead in intelligent health care

How our Learning Health System Program is using statistical methods and machine learning techniques to respond to COVID-19. Healthy Findings, August 2020.


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Katie Coleman describes how COVID-19 ushered in a new normal at Kaiser Permanente Washington and how research is vital to making it thrive. Healthy Findings, June 2020.


BCC-Blog_Claire-Allen_Sharon-Fuller_1col.jpgLearning what works to bridge care and coverage

Claire Allen describes how the Learning Health System Program is helping evaluate and improve an important initiative for our members. Healthy Findings, Feb. 2020.


Katie-Coleman-SLU-QandA_1col.jpgResearch helps our newest clinics build the future—now

Katie Coleman tells how Kaiser Permanente Washington research and the LHS Program support innovation at new clinics in Ballard and South Lake Union. Healthy Findings, Jan. 2020.


Blog_-_CRS-_Cindee_Dewitt_-_1_column.jpg CRS program addresses social needs in primary care

Cindee DeWitt describes how KP Washington’s community resource specialist program stands out among efforts to meet patients social needs. Healthy Findings, Jan. 2020.


michael-jackson_king5-interview_LHSNew program ensures high-risk patients get flu shots in the South Sound

Researchers developed a program identifying more than 2,500 patients who are most vulnerable to the flu.  KING 5 News, Dec. 2019.


Thought Leader Forum: Health care delivery partnerships make the best better

How being a learning-based health system allows Kaiser Permanente Washingon to develop care models based on the health systems own data. Puget Sound Business Journal, Sept. 2019.


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A Learning Health System project finds Kaiser Permanente Washington members who benefit most from preventive services, writes Dr. Paula Lozano. Healthy Findings, Jan. 2019.

LINCC-logo_1col.jpgLINCC-ing patients with community resources

Study ends but benefits for Kaiser Permanente members continue — thanks to a new support role in the regions' clinics, writes Dr. Clarissa Hsu. Healthy Findings, Nov. 2018.


pregnant-women-diabetes-Dublin_2col.jpgHow should we screen for gestational diabetes?

In our learning health system, we discovered that a new screening approach had increased diagnoses without improving overall outcomes. So remarkably, we switched back. Healthy Findings, Aug. 2018.


LHS_AllHands_Coleman-Lozano-Westbrook_060518_1col.jpgHow the LHS Program helps us be best at getting better

One year in, leaders of Kaiser Permanente Washington's Learning Health System Program describe how research-care delivery partnerships drive continuous learning. Healthy Findings, July 2018.



Contact us

For more information about Kaiser Permanente Washington's Learning Health System Program, please email us at KPWALHS@kp.org.