Newsmakers

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

Director of HIV/AIDS Care Michael Horberg, MD, Comments on New HIV Study

With the rise of life expectancy for HIV patients comes complications of aging-related diseases, such as cardiovascular conditions. Michael Horberg, MD, Kaiser Permanente’s national director for HIV/AIDS, was quoted in a recent Baltimore Sun article about his hopes for a planned National Institutes of Health (NIH) study on cholesterol-lowering medication…

Robert Pearl, MD, in the News on What Ails the American Health System

Following the recent release of his book, Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care — and Why We're Usually Wrong, Robert Pearl, MD, has been on a media tour expressing concern for key issues in American health care, including appearances on NPR’s Morning Edition and authoring a Modern…

How Care Pathways Help To Reduce Hypertension Rates In Georgia

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…