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Permanente physicians are regularly featured in the media on a variety of health issues.

How Care Pathways Help to Reduce Hypertension Rates in Georgia

Echocardiographers are among the specialists considering how care pathways can help provide increased quality and efficiency in the evolution toward value-based care, according to an April 28 Cardiovascular Business Magazine article, “Pathways for Quality Care: Echocardiographers Ponder a Playbook for Imaging in Myocardial Infarction.” The article discusses the debate over…

Healthcare Informatics Goes One-on-One with Robert Pearl, MD, at World Health Care Congress

In the opening session of this year's World Health Care Congress in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2017, Robert Pearl, MD, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, participated in a panel discussion on the elements of the health care system…

Robert Pearl, MD, Warns of Overtreatment in Health Care

One of the biggest myths about staying healthy is that more care is better care, Robert Pearl, MD, writes in an April 24 post on the University of Southern California Annenberg Center for Health Journalism website. Dr. Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, adds…

Matthew Daley, MD, Named a Childhood Immunization Champion

Matthew Daley, MD, a pediatric researcher for the Institute for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente Colorado and a pediatrician with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, is one of 35 physicians across the country receiving the 2017 Childhood Immunization Champion Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Louise Greenspan, MD, Write About Growing Concern Over Early Puberty

Dr. Greenspan provides suggestions on how parents can talk to their children about early puberty.

Multiple Awards for Family Medicine Residency Director

Timothy A. Munzing, MD, a family medicine physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, was honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors with the 2017 Outstanding Program Director award. This national award was presented recently during the Program Directors Workshop…

Kaiser Permanente Research: Relevant to Today’s Policy Challenges

Value-based insurance design (VBID) is a buzzword getting attention from policymakers and stakeholders in search of ways to improve consumer incentives and purchase coverage with better value. Mary Reed, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research in Northern California, and her colleagues have been steadily publishing reports on consumers’ utilization…

Edward Ellison, MD, Health Care Leaders Warn of Physician Burnout

Edward Ellison, MD, co-CEO of The Permanente Federation and executive medical director/chairman of the board of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, committed to addressing the root causes of physician burnout in a Health Affairs blog post co-authored with the CEOs of eleven other health systems. Dr. Ellison and his…

Kaiser Permanente’s Stroke EXPRESS Improves Stroke Care

How quickly stroke patients receive treatment is the focus of The Permanente Medical Group’s Stroke EXPRESS program, which was highlighted recently in a Modern Healthcare feature. Stroke EXPRESS – protocols for treating Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California – demonstrates the integrated care model approach of the organization, allowing Permanente…

Health Care Technology: Overhyped or Underutilized?

Federation Co-CEO Robert Pearl, MD, Talks Health IT Tools American health care is rapidly approaching the edge of a cliff, according to Robert Pearl, MD, co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, in a March 23 talk at the 2017 Splash Health Wellness and Wearables conference in San Francisco. Splash Health focuses…

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