Katie Coleman tells how Kaiser Permanente Washington research supports innovation at new clinics in Ballard and South Lake Union.
New training and mentorship program supports clinicians in doing less of what harms and more of what helps vulnerable patients.
Looking back on a career that reshaped how health care systems tune in to the patient perspective. Plus, six habits Judith used to make work more joyful.
Progress report on landmark initiative to improve care for vulnerable populations.
The Advanced Primary Care Demonstration Project is helping 500 federally qualified health centers across the U.S. become “level 3 patient-centered medical homes”—in preparation for the uninsured Americans who will seek care in these “safety net” clinics.
Deliberations over health care’s future continue to be divisive. The U.S. Senate “super committee”—deadlocked over deficits linked largely to health care spending—has thrown in the towel. The Affordable Care Act is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dr. Ed Wagner, director of the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at Group Health Cooperative, is among four winners of the 2007 Health Quality Awards from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The awards, presented every two years, honor individuals and organizations whose energy, efforts, and vision have substantially helped improve U.S. health care quality.