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Helping health care teams better meet patients’ needs

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.

Our scientists study health care as it happens in everyday clinics and hospitals, turning research into better health for patients everywhere.


Your practice

Rainier Medical Center offers mindfulness class to women of color

Drs. Lin and Holland bring affordable mindfulness-based stress reduction to African American, Latina, and Asian American women with chronic diseases in Seattle.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

Team care for teen depression is found cost-effective

Dr. Evette Ludman describes how collaborative care pays off for adolescents who have depression.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

Research news

Diagnosing high blood pressure: Who knew it could be so complicated?

High blood pressure is a well-known health risk. But diagnosing it can be challenging. With patient advisors, the BP-CHECK study aims to find an easier way.

Read it in News and Events.

Grossman: Closing the knowledge gap on prevention in pediatrics

Does routine screening for autism, high cholesterol, and other problems improve kids’ health? We need better research to find out, Dr. Grossman says.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

KPWHRI In the Media

Higher dementia risk linked to more use of common drugs

Long term use of common OTC drugs can increase dementia risk

KING5 TV, Jan. 26, 2015

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