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Let’s Talk Vaccines—and the power of negative results

– What we learned in new research on doctor-parent conversations about vaccines, from study coauthor Dr. David Grossman.

What we learned in new research on doctor-parent conversations about vaccines, from study coauthor Dr. David Grossman As a pediatrician, one of my deepest concerns is when I enco…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/lets-talk-vaccines-and-power-negative-results/

Neighborhood Health Link—Connect to gyms, playgrounds, and healthy cooking classes

– Explore healthy living in Washington’s two most populous counties with Neighborhood Health Link, an online resource sponsored by Group Health.

Neighborhood Health Link   Explore healthy living in Washington’s two most populous counties with Neighborhood Health Link, an online resource sponsored by Group Health …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/neighborhood-health-link-your-puget-sound-connection-gyms-playgrounds-and-healthy-cooking-classes/

News release: Healthy Hearts Northwest helps small and mid-sized practices

– AHRQ funds Group Health, Qualis Health, and OHSU for partnership in Wash., Ore., and Idaho.

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has funded the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Group Health Research Institute for three years to lead Healthy Hea…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/news-release-healthy-hearts-northwest-helps-small-and-mid-sized-practices/

If you can’t bike to work … bus!

– As we close out National Bike Month, Michelle Chapdelaine has a confession: She’s never biked to work. And she doesn't feel compelled to try.

As we close out National Bike Month, Michelle Chapdelaine has a confession: She’s never biked to work. And she doesn't feel compelled to try.  I’m a University of Washington stud…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/if-you-cant-bike-work-bus/

News release: Home tests and automated reminders cut colon cancer screening costs

– With Kaiser Permanente colleagues, Group Health finds cost savings for two years.

  Group Health researchers had shown that more of our patients got screened for colon cancer when they used electronic health records to identify patients who weren't screened …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/news-release-home-tests-and-automated-reminders-cut-colon-cancer-screening-costs/

New breast cancer risk calculator factors in density

– An online tool and app to estimate breast cancer risk is a conversation starter for women and practitioners.

Learn more Journal of the National Cancer Institute Breast Density Does Not Influence Breast Cancer Death Among Breast Cancer Patients A study by GHRI’s Laura E. Ichikaw…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/new-breast-cancer-risk-calculator-factors-density/

How Americans can get a better deal on health care

– We’re smart shoppers—except when it comes to health care. Here are some ways to upgrade our care quality without paying more.

Mirror, mirror on the wall: How the performance of the U.S. health care system compares internationally The Commonwealth Fund report on the U.S. health care system   …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/how-americans-can-get-better-deal-health-care/

Are we creating strong, long-term primary-care relationships?

– Canada’s experience may hold valuable lessons for U.S. health systems and patients. And it may save money.

Canada’s experience may hold valuable lessons for U.S. health systems and patients. And it may save money. Around the world, health care systems are trying to improve care while …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/are-we-creating-strong-long-term-primary-care-relationships/

It’s time to pay attention to chronic pain

– So says a new national pain strategy from the Department of Health and Human Services. You can influence the strategy with your comments.

So says a new national pain strategy from the Department of Health and Human Services. You can influence the strategy with your comments. An estimated 25 million Americans have c…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/its-time-pay-attention-chronic-pain/