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Chronically depressed people find hope with self-management support

– Dr. Evette Ludman reflects on the Stride trial that she led with Group Health and Swedish Medical Center patients with chronic depression.

Dr. Evette Ludman reflects on the Stride trial that she led with Group Health and Swedish Medical Center patients with chronic depression. By Evette J. Ludman, PhD, a senior rese…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/news-release-chronically-depressed-people-find-hope-self-management-support/

When it comes to motivating employees to stop smoking, money talks

– How can businesses get the best return on investment from quit-smoking rewards? Dr. David Grossman reports on a New England Journal of Medicine study.

How can businesses get the best return on investment from quit-smoking rewards? Dr. David Grossman reports on a New England Journal of Medicine study. David Grossman, MD, MPH, is…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/when-it-comes-motivating-employees-stop-smoking-money-talks/

Health execs identify barriers and benefits to research that matters

– Drs. Eric B. Larson and Karin Johnson asked delivery system leaders about the challenges and rewards of research. Read their findings in Modern Healthcare.

Dr. Eric B. Larson leads the Institute of Medicine workshop on integrating research and practice.  Drs. Eric B. Larson and Karin Johnson asked delivery system leaders about the cha…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/health-execs-identify-barriers-and-benefits-research-matters/

News release: PCORI approves Group Health for $4.5 million obesity study

– Study leader Dr. David Arterburn will use PCORnet, new national clinical research network, to speed results.

  The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved David Arterburn, MD, MPH, and colleagues for a two-year $4.5 million funding award to study bariatric (w…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/news-release-pcori-approves-group-health-45-million-obesity-study/

ACOs are asking patients ‘What matters?’

– Dr. Eric B. Larson discusses a survey on patient engagement and activation at accountable care organizations around the nation, featuring Group Health.

Dr. Eric B. Larson discusses a survey on patient engagement and activation at accountable care organizations around the nation, featuring Group Health To improve the quality and …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/acos-are-asking-patients-what-matters/

Health records can reveal early signals of slow changes like Alzheimer’s

– The words we use and our doctors’ notes hold hints about our health. Data Scientist David Carrell, PhD, tells how we’re learning to catch those clues.

The words we use and our doctors’ notes hold hints about our health. Data Scientist David Carrell, PhD, tells how we’re learning to catch those clues. David Carrell, PhD, is a GH…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/health-records-can-reveal-early-signals-slow-changes-alzheimers/

Do Coke-funded obesity messages leave a bad taste?

– Group Health Physician and GHRI Associate Investigator Beverly Green, MD, MPH, weighs in on obesity advice from a group sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Group Health Physician and GHRI Associate Investigator Beverly Green, MD, MPH, weighs in on obesity advice from a group sponsored by Coca-Cola. by Beverly Green, MD, MPH Dr. G…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/do-coke-funded-obesity-messages-leave-bad-taste/

How can we ensure safe medications for mothers-to-be?

– In this Q and A, Dr. Sascha Dublin describes how research using real-world data can ease suffering and prevent harm during pregnancy.

Dr. Sascha Dublin is a Group Health physician and researcher working on drug safety. In this Q and A, Dr. Sascha Dublin describes how research using real-world data can ease suffer…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/how-can-we-ensure-safe-medications-mothers-be/

When patients become researchers

– Two Group Health members talk about what it was like to be co-investigators on a study from the national Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Left to right: Michele Robbins, Dr. Clarissa Hsu, and Janice Tufte. Two Group Health members talk about what it was like to be co-investigators on a study from the national Patient…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/when-patients-become-researchers/