Health research often happens in experimental settings that differ from clinics and hospitals where most Americans get their care. But at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, we study care as it’s delivered to a real-world population of health plan members over time. We collaborate with health care teams at Kaiser Permanente Washington and beyond to ensure that we’re asking the right questions—and that our findings can be used to improve everyday patient care.
Through our MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation, we’re helping to transform care nationwide by developing and testing innovative models of care, and providing the training and technical assistance that health care teams need to better meet patients’ needs.
Dr. Michael Jackson gives a late-season report on state and national influenza patterns and his Flucaster prediction model.
A 12-article report features CCHE on decade of Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives, write Drs. Allen Cheadle and Elena Kuo.
Clinicians and staff at Tacoma South describe the many ways Behavioral Health Integration is making a difference for patients.
The Lancet Low Back Pain Series revealed what isn’t working in wealthier nations, writes Dr. Dan Cherkin. Low- and middle-income countries may take note.