Research leaves little doubt that significant care quality disparities due to race, income, gender and even sexual orientation continue to trouble the U.S. healthcare system, but the greater challenge for providers is to pinpoint what to do about it, Permanente Medical Group CEO Robert Pearl, M.D., writes in a recent Forbes article.
Convenience, rather than name recognition, may be the key to how organizations attract patients to healthcare services in the future, according to MedCity News.
Among the 100 top IT leaders named in Computerworld 's Class of 2015 Yearbook, five are involved in the healthcare industry, including four hospital officials.
Anthem maintained its top spot on the Covered California insurance marketplace, followed by Blue Shield and a gaining Kaiser Permanente.
Electronic health records can be used to pinpoint areas where a significant number of children lack vaccinations, according to a new study from Kaiser Permanente.
Medicare Advantage members of ethnic backgrounds with high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes are much less likely than white members to have these risk factors under control, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. That poses a problem, as it can substantially raise individuals' risk of health complications and increase the need for otherwise unnecessary care.
Big data has the potential to improve healthcare in many ways, but too much information could become unmanageable for the industry, according to John Mattison, chief medical information officer at Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser Permanente clinicians will now staff clinics at three San Diego-area Target stores, the two companies an nounced this weekend, with a fourth opening Dec. 6.
Kaiser Permanente clinicians will now staff clinics at three San Diego-area Target stores, the two companies announced this weekend, with a fourth opening Dec. 6.
Health information technology--in particular, electronic health records and health information exchange--can be a conduit for keeping patients insured, researchers from Oregon Health & Science University and Kaiser Permanente Northwest's Center for Health Research maintain in an article published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.