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Continuous medical care is crucial for people with dementia

– Dr. Larson discusses how continuity of care for dementia patients may lower costs, emergency visits, and hospital stays.

Dr. Larson discusses how continuity of care for dementia patients may lower costs, emergency visits, and hospital stays. by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, executive director of Group H…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/continuous-medical-care-crucial-people-dementia/

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/

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/

Dr. Larson reflects on health care wisdom from a veteran economist

– Victor Fuchs has long written about health care reform and how care influences life. He calls for exactly the type of care that GHRI and Group Health are working toward.

Victor Fuchs has long written about health care reform and how care influences life. He calls for exactly the type of care that GHRI and Group Health are working toward. by Eric …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/dr-larson-reflects-health-care-wisdom-veteran-economist/

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/

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/

Mexican meds: Tempting but potentially toxic

– A GHRI researcher worries about easy access to prescription meds after seeing for herself how common they are across the border.

Susan Brandzel and friend traveling in Mexico. A GHRI researcher worries about easy access to prescription meds after seeing for herself how common they are across the border I’v…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/mexican-meds-tempting-potentially-toxic/

Looking for ROI: Can big data deliver on its promise to boost value?

– Health execs want more actionable data to improve quality and reduce cost. Dr. Eric Larson reflects on a survey GHRI recently led for the IOM.

In this issue How can we streamline board certification for family physicians?  Looking for ROI: Can big data deliver on its promise to boost value? A hard year for influenza…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/looking-roi-can-big-data-deliver-its-promise-boost-value/