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

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Physician/researcher Dr. Sascha Dublin practices family medicine at Kaiser Permanente's Federal Way Medical Center. 

Our research

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.


Your Practice

Flu season is winding down — What did we learn?

Dr. Michael Jackson gives a late-season report on state and national influenza patterns and his Flucaster prediction model.

Improving health outcomes and preventing obesity in 60 US communities

A 12-article report features CCHE on decade of Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives, write Drs. Allen Cheadle and Elena Kuo.

Research News

Health care: We know what to do less of, but how?

Our ‘Taking Action on Overuse’ framework helps organizations build a culture where care teams take ownership for reducing low value care.

Therapy-dog visits for kids with cancer: A safe way to induce smiles?

Being in the hospital is stressful. A new KPWHRI study will see if visits from therapy dogs make the experience easier for pediatric cancer patients.