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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.
An online tool and app to estimate breast cancer risk is a conversation starter for women and practitioners. After my last mammogram I decided to do something different. I asked t……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/new-breast-cancer-risk-calculator-factors-density

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 c……
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 ch……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/its-time-pay-attention-chronic-pain

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.
Dr. Diana Buist with Dr. Matt Handley, Group Health medical director for Quality and Informatics, and chair of the Washington state Choosing Wisely task force. We’re smart shoppers……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/how-americans-can-get-better-deal-health-care

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 r……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/news-release-home-tests-and-automated-reminders-cut-colon-cancer-screening-costs

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 stude……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/if-you-cant-bike-work-bus

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

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

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 encou……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/lets-talk-vaccines-and-power-negative-results

It’s time to pay attention to chronic pain

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 chr……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/It_s_time_to_pay_attention_to_chronic_pain