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In time for your New Year’s resolutions: Anne Renz has a book recommendation for us

– Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard provides a framework for organizational and personal change.

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard provides a framework for organizational and personal change Every day, we encounter systems that would benefit from change—from o…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/guidelines-change/

Group Health’s guidelines helped our Group Practice reduce doses of opioids for chronic pain

– Dr. Michael Von Korff discusses how Washington state guidelines also appeared to lower opioid doses, but large dose reductions followed health plan initiatives.

Dr. Michael Von Korff discusses how Washington state guidelines also appeared to lower opioid doses, but large dose reductions followed health plan initiatives by Michael Von Kor…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/group-healths-guidelines-helped-our-group-practice-reduce-doses-opioids-chronic-pain/

Deep sedation raises risk of complications from colonoscopy

– Dr. Karen Wernli asks: If deep sedation during colonoscopy raises your risk, is it worth the cost to wake up quickly?

Karen Wernli, PhD Dr. Karen Wernli asks: If deep sedation during colonoscopy raises your risk, is it worth the cost to wake up quickly? by Karen J. Wernli, PhD, an assistant inve…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/anesthesia-colonoscopy/

‘Concussion’ movie sheds light on discoveries that may prevent dementia

– Actor Will Smith plays a hero who discovers how football injuries lead to brain disease. At GHRI, Group Health members are contributing to a similar cause.

  Actor Will Smith plays a hero who discovers how football injuries lead to brain disease. At GHRI, Group Health members are contributing to a similar cause. by Eric B. Larso…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/concussion-movie-sheds-light-discoveries-may-prevent-dementia/

Thanks to Group Health research, I helped save a life

– Recruiting participants for a colon-cancer screening study wasn’t easy. But a young interviewer discovered her work may have prevented someone’s untimely death.

Recruiting participants for a colon-cancer screening study wasn’t easy. But a young interviewer discovered her work may have prevented someone’s untimely death. by Kilian Kimbel, …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/thanks-group-health-research-i-helped-save-life/

The inventor’s dilemma: What's unique about health care technology?

– Dr. Eric B. Larson finds a link between the recent Kaiser acquisition news and a friend’s JAMA essay on health care innovations.

Dr. Eric B. Larson finds a link between the recent Kaiser acquisition news and a friend’s JAMA essay on health care innovations Have you heard our big news? Kaiser Permanente pla…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/kaiser-acquisition/

Public health on the big screen in Chicago

– Center for Community Health and Evaluation researchers star in a video about achieving real changes in health care.

Diana Charbonneau describes CCHE’s findings from evaluating National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health leadership training program. Read it in Healthy Findings. …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/public-health-big-screen-chicago/

CCHE finds National Leadership Academy helps leaders and communities

– Diana Charbonneau describes CCHE’s findings from evaluating National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health leadership training program.

Diana Charbonneau describes CCHE’s findings from evaluating National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health leadership training program. By Diana Charbonneau, MA, a senior res…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/cche-finds-national-leadership-academy-helps-leaders-and-communities/