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Biomed company and GHRI test new device for collecting blood

– The GHRI-industry collaboration will study blood sample collection for lab tests, writes Clinical Research Director Tricia Buscio.

Tasso study team: GHRI Director of Clinical Research Tricia Buscio, Tasso Vice President of Research and Development Dr. Erwin Berthier, Tasso Vice President of Engineering Dr. Ben…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/sep/biomed-ghri-test-new-device-blood/

HEAT panel explores social determinants of health

– Ian Maki reflects on well-attended event sponsored by Group Health’s Health Equity and Access Team.

Ian Maki reflects on well-attended event sponsored by Group Health’s Health Equity and Access Team by Ian Maki, MPH, a research associate/program manager at GHRI’s Center for Com…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/sep/heat-panel-explores-social-determinants-health/

Helping primary care practices decide whether to adopt proven programs

– To be, or not to be, put into practice? Leah Tuzzio describes a decision-to-implement worksheet for evidence-based interventions

To be, or not to be, put into practice? Leah Tuzzio describes a decision-to-implement worksheet for evidence-based interventions Leah Tuzzio, MPH, is a research associate at Grou…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/sep/helping-primary-care-practices-decide-whether-adopt-proven-programs/

The world seems unstable but are there some constants in health?

– Dr. Eric B. Larson sees parallels between personal resilience and sustainable, quality health systems.

Dr. Eric B. Larson sees parallels between personal resilience and sustainable, quality health systems. by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) executiv…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/aug/world-seems-unstable-are-there-some-constants-health/

Rising health care costs demand action to protect common resources

– Dr. Eric Larson issues a challenge to politicians and health care professionals: Talk about health care costs and take action to slow their growth.

Dr. Eric Larson issues a challenge to politicians and health care professionals: Talk about health care costs and take action to slow their growth. by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, ex…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/june/rising-health-care-costs-demand-action-protect-common-resources/

The 1 percent’s longevity: income is not the only inequality

– How does a study of more than 1.4 billion tax records and 4 million deaths show us ways to improve disparities? Dr. Eric Larson explains.

How does a study of more than 1.4 billion tax records and 4 million deaths show us ways to improve disparities? Dr. Eric Larson explains. by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, executive di…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/june/income-mortality-longevity/

How Dr. Leana Wen’s emergency room lessons translate to primary care

– Dr. Matt Handley, primary care physician, finds a common theme for acute and long-term care in When Doctors Don’t Listen, a book by the 2016 Birnbaum speaker.

Group Health Medical Director for Quality Dr. Matt Handley—photo taken from GHRI's video, "Research Made Real."  Keynote speaker: Dr. Leana Wen, nationally acclaimed TED speaker a…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/june/how-dr-leana-wens-emergency-room-lessons-translate-primary-care/

Candidates are talking about Obamacare—whether they know it or not

– Health reform is about more than insurance, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson. It’s also changing racial, economic, and care disparities.

Health reform is about more than insurance, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson. It’s also changing racial, economic, and care disparities. This election season, we’re hearing a lot from c…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/obamacare-aca/

What research matters for the 21st century?

– Group Health leaders and national public health experts weighed in on GHRI’s future role in health care. Dr. Eric B. Larson tells what we learned.

Group Health leaders and national public health experts weighed in on GHRI’s future role in health care. Dr. Eric B. Larson tells what we learned. The future of health research w…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/april/what-research-matters-21st-century/

The fallout from selling doubt about science

– Virginia Immanuel, GHRI director of information technology, reviews a book (now a movie) about misrepresenting scientific evidence. Bad idea, she writes.

Virginia Immanuel, GHRI director of information technology, reviews a book (now a movie) about misrepresenting scientific evidence. Bad idea, she writes. Merchants of Doubt: How …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/fallout-selling-doubt-about-science/

Integrating behavioral health into primary care: The time has come

– Dr. Ed Wagner offers guidance for care teams as they begin to treat mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral disorders.

Dr. Ed Wagner offers guidance for care teams as they begin to treat mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral disorders By Ed Wagner, MD, MPH, director emeritus of Group Hea…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/integrating-behavioral-health-primary-care-time-has-come/

Is a picture worth 1,000 words if patients don’t understand it?

– Graphic data displays, like on a Fitbit app, are meant to motivate patients to change behavior and understand their care. But do they work?

Graphic data displays, like on a Fitbit app, are meant to motivate patients to change behavior and understand their care. But do they work?  Visual displays of health data are ev…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/picture-worth-1000-words-if-patients-dont-understand-it1/

‘You’re never more creative’: New directors Paula Lozano and Diana Buist

– Dr. Eric B. Larson welcomes new GHRI leaders in research collaborations and translation.

Dr. Eric B. Larson welcomes new GHRI leaders in research collaborations and translation After closing out our strongest year ever in 2015, the new year started on a high note her…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/youre-never-more-creative-new-directors-paula-lozano-and-diana-buist/

Our top 6 reasons why ‘it was a very good year’

– See how 2015 was the Institute’s best year yet—for funding and practical impact, improving people’s health at Group Health and across the country.

* Data revised Jan. 22, 2016. See how 2015 was the Institute’s best year yet—for funding and practical impact, improving people’s health at Group Health and across the country. …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/our-top-6-reasons-why-it-was-very-good-year/

Precision medicine needs a population approach

– Dr. Eric B. Larson says a new JAMA study that includes Group Health shows the power of research with big, diverse, real-world populations.

Dr. Eric B. Larson says a new JAMA study of arrhythmia shows the power of research with big, diverse, real-world populations such as Group Health The year 2003 was a milestone in…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/precision-medicine-needs-population-approach/

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/

NIH appoints Dr. Greg Simon to Precision Medicine advisory panel

– Group Health psychiatrist and researcher will be among national leaders advising on Initiative’s Cohort Program

Learn More The Precision Medicine Intitative   Group Health psychiatrist and researcher will be among national leaders advising on Initiative’s Cohort Program SEATTLE—T…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/nov-2015/nih-appoints-dr-greg-simon-precision-medicine-advisory-panel/

A healthy holiday topic—pragmatic trials

– Pragmatic trials address real-world issues. In his monthly newsletter, Dr. Eric B. Larson suggests asking your guests what's important to them as physicians, patients, and caregivers.

A healthy holiday topic—pragmatic trials Pragmatic trials address real-world issues. In his monthly newsletter, Dr. Eric B. Larson suggests asking your guests what's important to…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/nov-2015/healthy-topic-thanksgiving-pragmatic-trials/

Group Health leads Washington in colon cancer screening by reaching more patients with mailed kits

– Dr. Beverly Green describes how mailing kits to hard-to-reach patients boosted results in a long-term randomized controlled trial.

Research shows innovative approach serves health care consumers over long term. Read it in News and Events. Dr. Beverly Green describes how mailing kits to hard-to-reach…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/nov-2015/mailing-colon-cancer-screening-kits-still-works-well/

Reaping the REWARDS of practical research

– Dr. Eric B. Larson, Group Health vice president for research, comments on what GHRI can do in The Lancet campaign to reduce research waste.

Dr. Eric B. Larson, Group Health vice president for research, comments on what GHRI can do in The Lancet campaign to reduce research waste. Welcome to Notes from the Vice Preside…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/oct-2015/reaping-rewards-practical-research/

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