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4 ways to tackle healthcare disparities

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.

Consumer convenience holds key to future market share

Convenience, rather than name recognition, may be the key to how organizations attract patients to healthcare services in the future, according to  MedCity News. 

Hospital officials among notable IT leaders for 2015

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, Blue Shield top Covered California market share; Kaiser gaining

Anthem maintained its top spot on the Covered California insurance marketplace, followed by Blue Shield and a gaining Kaiser Permanente.

EHRs help pinpoint where children lack immunizations

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.

Some Medicare Advantage plans better able to control risk factors

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.

Attention to detail key when dealing with big data

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-Target partnership further shakes up primary care

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 to staff Target primary care clinics

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.  

How health IT can help to keep patients insured

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.