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 the Center for Accelerating Care Transformation (ACT Center), 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.
The new comprehensive resource was written from the perspective of patients experiencing ongoing pain.
Addressing barriers can help more people complete screenings on time.
Clarissa Hsu, PhD, asked parents why they decline or delay vaccinating their children to explore ways to overcome barriers to getting vaccinated.
Beverly Green, MD, and Kaiser Permanente work to improve hypertension care.